Orikoru Posted May 7, 2020 Share Posted May 7, 2020 To anyone who saw my previous topic - I still have no idea how to play. The 4-2-3-1 I built worked for a while, and then it didn't, and we lost plenty of stupid games to the likes of Villa and Norwich. When we lost it was usually lots of attempts and possession but no goals. Or occasionally against a big team we'd get absolutely stuffed, like 30 shots to our 3. We ended up finishing 7th. Lucky to keep my job, probably because I managed to drag us into a league cup final, and CL and FA cup semis. Long story short, I started developing this 4-4-2 tactic (or 4-2-4) at the end of the season because Kane was not as good as I hoped up front, so I thought it might be better to use him in a supporting role. Image attached below. Thoughts are as follows: Kane in his favoured DLP support role so the goal burden isn't all on him. Haaland is arriving to play up top - might use him in poacher role rather than AF? Left winger is traditional kind because if he cuts in he'll be bumping into Kane's territory I guess. I set him attack to get to byline, then cut it back to Kane or deep cross to Haaland. Cengiz Under was our best player last season in that IW(S) role on the right, so he should plenty of room to work in still. I started off with a DLP(S)-CM(D) pair in the middle, but it was very flat. I think the energy of the box-to-box role is needed to cover the space in front and behind him. Lo Celso isn't the best defensively, so I will probably use Ndombele as the DLP(D) against anyone good, and bring in a different BBM. I can't use a high defensive line, it just never ever works for me, frequently just see opponents through on goal with the freedom of London to score in. So I've kept it standard and gone lower line of engagement to compact the team a bit. Higher tempo because most teams are hard to break down. Against better teams I'll probably lower the tempo to standard but use shorter passing. So yeah that's everything I think, I'm sure it will work really well for two months and then become a total disaster overnight just like every other tactic I've ever tried. Assuming it's totally wrong, but where is it most obviously wrong? Thanks in advance for your help. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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