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  1. 4-3-3 Mourinho's Chelsea! 2004/06

    4-3-3 Mourinho's Chelsea! 2004/06!

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    Everyone knows that Arsenal went unbeaten in 2003/04, but it’s worth pointing out that Chelsea only lost one game the next season, a surprise 0-1 defeat away at Manchester City. OK so, Jose Mourinho had inherited a great squad, which had been added to over the summer with the likes of Cech, Drogba, Carvalho and Ferreira, but to take charge of a side and lead it so convincingly to the title (they won it by 12 points) should be commended. That season’s Chelsea side also hold the record for the fewest goals conceded in a Premiership season – just 15 in 38 games, whilst 25 clean sheets is also a Premiership record.



    Mourinho played a 4-3-3 system that worked so well because most English teams were still fixated on playing 4-4-2, which Chelsea’s system worked brilliantly against.




    As Mourinho has said,

    ‘Look, if I have a triangle in midfield – Claude Makelele behind and two others just in front – I will always have an advantage against a pure 4-4-2 where the central midfielders are side by side. That’s because I will always have an extra man. It starts with Makelele, who is between the lines. If nobody comes to him he can see the whole pitch and has time. If he gets closed down it means one of the two other central midfielders is open. If they are closed down and the other team’s wingers come inside to help, it means there is space now for us on the flank, either for our own wingers or for our full-backs. There is nothing a pure 4-4-2 can do to stop things’.


    It perhaps seems foolish to try and expand on that, but Mourinho also had the luxury of a striker who could worry two centre-backs at the same time, crucial in creating the ‘extra man’ he speaks about in midfield.

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    Chelsea were yet another side who focussed on getting their full-backs forward to support the attacking players, who generally looked to cross the ball rather than get into goalscoring positions themselves. The wide players became adept at drawing the full-backs infield in order to create space, which would then allow the full-backs room to pick out a cross for Drogba.

    Mourinho was also keen for his wingers to frequently switch wings!

    I tried to implement Mourinho's 4-3-3 tactic with Chelsea which led them to a very successful season! Everything highlighted in RED is what i added to the tactic!

    Now time for some screenshots to prove that i have had tremendous success trying to implement Mourinho's Chelsea!:
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    I set the Player Roles to what i thought worked best with the player and the sort of style they played between the seasons of 2004/06! Wing Backs attacking, Wingers to provide crosses to the Striker, and also making sure my wingers switch! this is exactly what i have done!

    RESULTS:

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    Winners of the Community Shield!
    Chelsea 2-1 Man City
    Juan Mata
    Eden Hazard

    FIRST LEAGUE GAME:
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    Chelsea 9-0 Reading
    Ashley Cole
    Gary Cahill (2)
    Juan Mata (2)
    Frank Lampard
    Demba Ba
    Eden Hazard
    Ian Harte o.g.



    Thats it for now will update soon!!

    Please Leave Me Feedback! Would really like to know how this tactic does?

    CLICK THIS TO DOWNLOAD!

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    Last edited by andyfaichney; 08/01/2013 at 04:04 PM.
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  3. Looks very good. What about match training, shouts, teamtalks OI etc..

    Quote Originally Posted by andyfaichney View Post
    SUPER CUP IS OURS ASWELL!! DOUBLE ALREADY

  4. Match Training is done by my assistant and so is my team talks and i dont use shouts

  5. It looks good however Mourinho very fluid? His Chelsea team were surely rigid. The Lampard role id say wasn't a DLP, it should be attacking supporting Drogba as he scored shed loads. Also Mourinho was a fan of the nike defence at Chelsea so one of the CBs was covering the partner who was usually a limited CB (John Terry)
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by JP Woody View Post
    It looks good however Mourinho very fluid? His Chelsea team were surely rigid. The Lampard role id say wasn't a DLP, it should be attacking supporting Drogba as he scored shed loads. Also Mourinho was a fan of the nike defence at Chelsea so one of the CBs was covering the partner who was usually a limited CB (John Terry)
    I have changed it to rigid and moves Lampard up playing him as AP and changed John Terry to a Limited defender!! Fist game i won 6-0

  7. Quote Originally Posted by andyfaichney View Post
    I have changed it to rigid and moves Lampard up playing him as AP and changed John Terry to a Limited defender!! Fist game i won 6-0
    Well im glad it worked, im not saying that those changes would make it a better tactic im just saying it would make it more like Mourinho's style. Trouble with trying to emulate real life tactics is that they don't always work in FM.
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  8. Very nice read, we all miss Mourinho at the brigde!!! <3 ...

    However how much have you tested this tactics? based on what you have written in here you have only played like 3 matches with it?

  9. Good luck mate!
    Will be interesting to see how it does in a few more games, doing brilliantly so far by the looks of things.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by JP Woody View Post
    Well im glad it worked, im not saying that those changes would make it a better tactic im just saying it would make it more like Mourinho's style. Trouble with trying to emulate real life tactics is that they don't always work in FM.

    Totally agree with this comment, I have been trying to re-create Real Sociedads counter attacking style this year and after months of testing & tweeking etc I just cannot find the right balance for it to work.

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