VERSION TWO NOW CREATED
Hi all I'd like to share with you all my new tactic that I used to help win the Champions League with QPR. I'd already had success first season, winning the premier league and league cup first season. But those tactics didn't work on the new patch, they were dreadful! So I spent ages working out a new tactic that works, and here it is:
It's a Fluid Deep 4-2-3-1 formation, that looks to take control of possession, but also provide deadly counter attacking football. Here's the results:
It was used as plug and play for 20 games whilst being tweaked here and there. Champions League final against Barca was agonising, creating 7 CCC to their 0, fortunately getting the win in extra time.
I'm going to be doing some more testing with this tactic, but if anyone would like to give it a go feedback would be greatly appreciated
GK - Sweeper Keeper
Full Backs - standard, need pace/acceleration, good all round defensively, passing a necessity and attacking qualities a bonus.
Centre Backs - Need to be quick and beasts in the air.
DMRC - Is more defensive, so needs top quality defensive attributes. Good passing is a must as well, but other attacking qualities less so.
DMLC - Gets forwards a bit more so needs to be an all rounder.
AM R&L - Act somewhere inbetween an out-and-out winger and an inside forward, with the creative freedom to cut in or go down the line. Dribbling, Creativity, Passing, Decisions, Flair, Pace, Acceleration, Crossing, Finishing are all good attributes to have. Can play on flank on weaker foot or stronger foot.
AMC - Supports the forward and as such needs forward like qualities, such as pace, composure, finishing, but also will be providing lots of through balls so passing, creativity, decision making are important also.
ST - is a complete forward. Good in the air, quick, great finishing and can create goals. I've been using a combination of Andy Carroll and Djibril Cisse, but I wouldn't really call them out and out complete forwards, there are so many better candidates!
The inspiration for the tactic came from my ultimate team tactic on FIFA and how I play the game. Short passing, high pressure, but organised defensively. Aggressive, lots of through balls and unpredictable wing play. I've got a German/Bundesliga theme going so a potential line-up I have is this:
GK - Neuer
DR - Lahm
DL - Alaba
DC - Hummels
DC - Howedes
DM - Bender
DM - Schweinsteiger
AMR - Ozil
AMC - Reus
AML - Muller / Kroos
ST - Gomes