So since I've been on here the 4-4-2 has evolved. Olmo signed and has been playing as a modified CMA which has helped greatly in breaking the lines and has helped with the 5 up front. The BBM wasn't doing enough of this.
I've started varying the full backs as I was finding against teams that played wing backs (especially Wolves) the IWB was leaving me too exposed on the flanks. Generally now if I am playing against a team with a wide player that I deem a particular threat that full back is now moved to a more traditional full back or wing back to help defend that flank better. Or I occasionally let Tierney overlap Rowe if I don't need him to overload the CM.
In terms of the wingers, Smith_Rowe automatically comes inside due to his traits and finished season 2 with 14 goals and 9 assists, and Nelson had 6 goals and 20 assists.
The two Advance Strikers isn't ideal but with the attributes for acceleration, pace, off the ball and finishing Auba and Lacazette had it seemed like the best way to deploy the pair of them especially with the number of 1 on 1s they generated as a result. (Lacazette finished with 25 goals, Auba with 22 and Halland with 15)
Auba has been sold to PSG and Lacazette will be if I get a decent offer in for him due to age and wage. Strike force for next year is Halland + another. The current back up pair are Gouri and Nketiah was hoping to add in Martinez from Inter but he has decided I'm not for him. Open to a deeper lying striker on the left but Dybala has moved to City and Firminio to PSG. If Lacazette moves on may move for Chalov.
The pics below are my current tactic and the position with the ball.
The one change I'm considering to the 442 when I use it is making Smith-Rowe(ML) a full fledged inverted winger and sitting him narrower and allowing Tierney to bomb on outside him but I think if I was doing that I'd need to ask Olmo (CMR) to be more defensive or I risk being outnumbered.