On last years game I played as Roma with a rule that everyone of my three tactics had to make use of a trequartista. I built 3 systems with good results but my favourite was the one I based the attack off the Roma side in 2001.
Totti's role for me had 20 plus assists a season and Montella (P) 40odd goals a season.
Now, on this years game I am struggling to make my playmakers in the AM strata have the most impact on creating chances, and the link up play with my AF/P or sometimes a DLF (A) doesn't seem as lethal as the setup I had last year.
So, my setup this season from my memory as I am at work at this time, is this...
FB (S) CB (D) CB (D) WB (A)
CM (D) CM (S)
W (A)/RMD EG (S) W(S)
I left TI's set to basic, as I wanted to see what type of football was being achieved.
I set my Enganche to play more direct passes in hope that he plays more through balls and shoot less.
my three playmakers are:
Thiago Almada (sp)
all three have different PPMS, but all have tries killer balls.
Roberto Firmino (I get he is more of a CF or DLF but he seems to do ok in the P role)
Regen striker with moves into channels, rounds keeper and tries first time shots.
Brewster with tries to beat offside, and tries first time shots.
During the matches im not seeing my Enganche being used as the main creator, a lot of my best supple is the flanks even when I tick through the middle. I tinker on a game by game basis the pass into space option depending on how the AI set up.
Do you think that if I put both of my full backs to FB (S) it would make a difference?
Also, is the Enganche less of a ball magnet than say AP or Treq?
Also an Idea I am toying with is setting the shape to very wide, but focus play down the middle so I can give my playmaker even more room, and considering setting it to be more disciplined, in thinking that would leave my creation down to my creative player?!
**side note** I think my favourite players are those with no PPMS... Gravenberch has been immense for me and he has none, but creates and scores.