I got bored with my main save and decided to sim Dortmund for 1 year and sold the players that would not fit this tactic. Auba went out, as for many others for quick cash. The main players I decided to retain are obvious. Reus, Gundogan, and Hummels(lucky they were not sold), and bought a new line up of CBs and some midfielders, and a new striker/strikers(pending since Lukaku is still considering my contract)
Here is the tactic 3-4-2-1 using inside forwards(please ignore auba since I sold him days after that game) I'm using Barbosa as a complete forward as rotation hoping to get Lukaku accept
Here are some pictures of ball movement
Here is a 3d picture of how most attacks will happen from the middle to the 3rd
As you can see here, Reus the LIF will cut and have 4 options to pass the ball to. Main pass goes to the CF, or Long pass it to the RDW, short pass it to the LDW, or simply lob it to the RIF. The end result being Auba balled it to Yarmolenko for an easy finish.
Your second source of chances will come from the DWs as you can see here. Young Passlack crossing it for an easy finish
So why not just 3-4-3 like the usual? or a 3-4-1-2
Well, I thought about a tactic where one player will always have a minimum of 3 passing options from defense-midfield-attack to make a successful control tactic. The problem with the 4-3-3 is that the RF and the LF cannot be bothered to drop deep sometimes and be a passing option except when nearing the Box. So I decided to test out wing poachers to some success but found them too limited, so I used the IFs and it was more successful. Here is an illustration of, in a perfect world,how the 3-4-2-1 diamond passing lane should work
Here is some game footage with the Diamond passing lane put to work. The question mark is Hummels being out of Position. I thin I put him in BPD instead of BPC thats why Defense to midfield
Attacking. You can see the inside forwards making the defenders busy. This will make space for the DWs to make a run at goal or cross. The fullbacks will try to close down but too late because this will open space for the LW or RW to attack. Lol AI
Inside forwards - sit narrower
Defensive wingers - stay wider, run wide with the ball
as for PPMs, I still dont know. This tactic is a work in progress but basically any ppm that works well with the assigned role and tactic.
Will update with match stats soon