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Break; Double Attacking Mezzalas // FM20

The only tactic I've made and used this FM 2020. It's designed to press hard, break the opponent and deliver nice attacking football in the process.

By on Jul 25, 2020   45757 views   19 comments
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Football Manager 2020 Tactics - Break; Double Attacking Mezzalas // FM20
To be fair I wasn't planning on uploading the tactic, because I've only tested with a Worldclass team (Nugggs Chelsea), Elite team (Liverpool 1st season) and a good team that became a top team (Feyenoord).


Nugggs Chelsea
Nugggs was looking for more than 2-0 wins and I thought my tactic was perfect for his Worldclass team to do exactly that.

Tactic:

let your best set piece takers take the corners and freekicks. I like inswinging corners and freekicks but you can also do it outswinging.

Keep in mind I've rotated in all cup matches and the last CL match. Played 25 competitive matches (NO friendlies) and these are the results:



Red card? Don't care!





Chelsea League table:



Chances



Liverpool Holiday all season 5x

I have tested the tactic with Liverpool season 1 in FM Touch and played the 1st season five times. Did not set training and only set main GK in preferred formation, no transfers. Set the tactic and went on holiday for the whole season. Achieved average 80% winrate. Won the league every year, won carabao 4/5 times, Champions League 2/5 times and lost 2 finals. Average home points per game 2.75 and away 2.26. Conceded .62 goals and scored 2.7 per game.

Example season: League table:


Chances:


Results:




Feyenoord

My main save is my Feyenoord save and these are the results of a full season:





If your opponent only defends and counters you can go balanced instead of attacking

Player Requirements

WBs - good at both attacking and defending. crossing, dribbling, first touch, passing, tackling, technique, vision, pace, stamina, positioning, off the ball, Marking, Anticipation, Work Rate and Decisions will be essential.

CBs - Good ball playing defenders. With great balance, agility, anticipation and speed. strong in the air, good at tackling. heading, bravery, strength, balance, positioning, marking, teamwork, concentration and decisions will be important.

Mezzalas - Your Mezzalas on Attack need to be good at dribbling, first touch, long shots, passing, technique and hopefully finishing. Must have good anticipation, composure, decisions, flair, off the ball, vision and workrate. Good physicals are preffered and good player traits are tries killer balls often, shoots from distance (if he has longshots) and likes ball played into feet.

DM - First touch, passing, tackling and technique. Good physicals and preferably good anticipation, composure, decisions, positioning, teamwokr, vision and workrate. Good player trait is tries killer balls often.

IFs - Dribbling, finishing, first touch, long shots, passing and technique. Good physicals + anticipation, composure, flair, off the ball and vision are needed. Good player traits: moves into channels, likes ball played into feet, cuts inside from right/left wing.

AF - Good traits to have: runs with ball through centre, moves into channels, places shots, plays one-twos. Mentals: anticipation, composure, decisions, off the ball and workrate.

Training I sometimes use RDFs template or my own depending on the amount of matches in a week.
Just 1 match?
2 matches?

And RDFs zero matches schedule:

I always train players in the positions I play + I take control of individual training and their player traits to train (for example likes ball played into feet.)
as you can see in this example with Camavinga


Good luck everybody and have fun!

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Discussion: Break; Double Attacking Mezzalas // FM20

19 comments have been posted so far.

  • okutaka's avatar
    isn't mezzala on attack operates on the same space as IF when we got the ball? I have mezzala (right) on my tactic too but instead of using IF on the field I'm using winger role or raumdauter sometimes. cause what I experienced so far if I use the IF on the same side as mezzala the IF is pretty much useless cause mezzala claim the space and the right IF have to go somewhere.
  • T4Fetty's avatar
    A very Interesting Tactics.
    Currently unbeaten in the EPL using Chelsea
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  • YAMS's avatar
    Some tactic posters don't like the tough questions...
  • Greentrunk's avatar
    ...Heated... will give it a dabble!
  • YAMS's avatar
    So the only change you are making in away matches or vs big rivals is to lower your mentality to balanced.

    What about if you are huge underdog or clearly the inferior side, what would you do then?
  • Rrred's avatar
    Last I will comment to you about it, since everything you state is based on poor reading. You say: " in order to decide if just a lowering of the mentality by one notch will provide enough defensive cover " but going from attacking to balanced is 2 notches. I have experimented in-match with attacking and balanced mentality on full match in order to see the difference. This tactic is not about defensive cover; it's about wrecking your opponents defence and outscoring them.
  • YAMS's avatar
    I responded to your comment

    "Don't change the roles/tempo; I have tested this tactic with multiple teams for 20+ seasons and changing the mentality temporarily to balanced should be enough".

    You see my point now?
  • Rrred's avatar
    @Si49 If you don't bother reading the description, I guess I have to point out that I wrote in my introduction of this tactic: "To be fair I wasn't planning on uploading the tactic, because I've only tested with a Worldclass team (Nugggs Chelsea), Elite team (Liverpool 1st season) and a good team that became a top team (Feyenoord)."
  • YAMS's avatar
    Feyenoord, Chelsea & Liverpool then... Hardly a comprehensive test. All teams are strong in their divisions.

    Requires testing with underdogs & much poorer teams in order to decide if just a lowering of the mentality by one notch will provide enough defensive cover (It definitely won't). You've tested for your level only, many managers play at a much lower level.
  • Rrred's avatar
    @Si49 you could have read that in the description.
  • YAMS's avatar
    I don't post tactics. Only do via email/PM for those requesting help.

    All changing mentality will do is alter your risk level. For your tactic to go defensive enough you would need some of your support duties to be changed to defense duties.

    Your full backs for example, if you are leaving them on WBS with a balanced mentality they will get caught out too far forward against attacking wingers in a 4-3-3.

    Managers use other teams that are inferior to Liverpool & Chelsea where you can potentially get away with being so forward thinking.

    Who are your 20+ seasons of testing with?
  • Rrred's avatar
    @Si49 Love to see 1 of your tactics but it seems you haven't uploaded any?
  • Rrred's avatar
    Don't change the roles/tempo; I have tested this tactic with multiple teams for 20+ seasons and changing the mentality temporarily to balanced should be enough.
  • YAMS's avatar
    You're better off toning down some of those aggressive roles &/or your tempo rather than changing your mentality.
  • Rrred's avatar
    If you get countered hard, which you can spot if you play on extended highlights, you can go to balanced mentality. You can change back to attacking if you see the message: "they returned to their normal/attacking style." Same versus big rivals or away: you can start on balanced untill you feel comfortable going attacking, but you don't have to.
  • fedeclavijo13's avatar
    In away matches or vs big rivals have do u make changes?
  • YAMS's avatar
    Exactly, not criticising the author as nearly all are the same but GG Press is a winning formula. It's not genius, it's common knowledge.
  • Rrred's avatar
    Any tactic can have the instructions you want and work, so long as it is gegenpress ;)
  • YAMS's avatar
    Oh look, full match engine breaking GG Press again.

    I think I give in.
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