Played him obviously at LM in a La Liga 4-5-1 and he was a great bargain (at least by TOTW standards). I use to have Villa in his spot but wanted someone quicker down the wings and he provided that happily. Great speed, great ball control and solid passing and shooting. Also his defensive stats are pretty good, definitely won a few balls from the opposing RB and whipped it into the box for Falcao to head home.
Pace- He's real quick and very agile, very easy to make your way down the wings with this guy!
Shooting- I actually scored quite a few nice goals with him, usually about 20-25 yards out, very solid finisher. He's also great at finding space to get open and get a shot. Most of my goals came from Jordi Alba taking the wing position and Guardado would move in towards the box. Just a quick pass, turn and shoot and that's almost always a goal. That said I can't say he is a top tier finisher and missed his fair share or didn't hit them hard enough. Still definitely someone you can count on to finish most of the time.
Passing- Key stat when it comes to the 451 where I played a very possession focused buildup (I think the 451 is absolutely the best for this) His long passes weren't the greatest but in the short passing game he was rock solid, nothing amazing, but very few errors. Solid crosser as well.
Dribbling- Great dribbler leaves nothing to be desired here.
Defending- I'm always looking for my midfield to have at least above 60 def because it can really help you control the midfield and take pressure off of your defenders. He and SIF Jordi Alba absolutely shut down the left flank, nothing got by those two. This is definitely a bonus, especially if you're playing a 3 at the back formation, he provides good support to your D.
Heading- Nothing special here.
I can't recommend this guy enough. Even if you can afford a more expensive LM, go with Guardado and use the extra coins elsewhere!