Just started a new season with Brighton.Sold around 15 players and bought around 15 players as well to suit the tactics and the pressing style that I was going to try.Before this season the best position I could get in a proper save was 7th .
Few things that I tried for the first time in this season .
1) Let my assistant took full control of the training(general and individual).Pick someone who's tactical style matches yours if possible and who is good in tactical .Here is mine .
2) I used the attached tactics as my base tactics and made few changes to it like changing the striker to PF.Changed the mentality to balanced .Updated the set pieces.Changed wing backs to fullbacks .Changed wingers to support .
3) For the first time I used OI's in hard matches .I would go to team analyst report and see what players were making most of the key passes ,usually its the midfielders.I would use OI's on them like the screenshot posted.I know some will argue that OIs pull players out of there positions and the tactics shape isn't the same and it leaves gaps.But I know my weaker team is no match for the big clubs if i play like normal MM there deeper player.So far I have completely shut down city united arsenal and Chelsea using them .
4) Few other changes I make during game are .Change width of defending if I am playing teams like liverpool who loves using there DL DR a lot in attacking to counter some of there crossing.Take away p[lay from back and work ball into box if losing .Take away pass into space ,run at defenders if winning in the last 20 min along with drop LOE and DL to one notch down in last 20 min if winning.
This is how my table looks like in December.