An ideal starter tactic for teams developing towards a more pragmatic style of play. It gets results.
A really good representation of the formation that Chelsea dominated the English Premier League with, during Jose Mourinho’s first reign.
While creating this tactic I had Chelsea in mind. I used my knowledge of those players as a starting point and tweaked it to work in the latest 16.3 patch.
Key Attributes and PPM's per positionI know you’re not able to click your fingers and buy Xavi for your team but 'try' to get players who fit the roles with AT LEAST one of the required PPM's in each position and have them learn the missing ones asap.
(Stats)- Command of Area, Arial Reach, Kicking, Concentration.
WB: Get forward Whenever Possible.
-Natural Fitness, Stamina, Pace, Acceleration, Teamwork, Work rate.
-Strength, Aggression, Jumping Reach, Bravery, Tackling
DM: Stays back at all times. Plays no through balls, Plays Short Passes.
-Decisions, Anticipation, Teamwork, Composure, Positioning.
BBM: Arrives late in opposition area. Gets forward Whenever Possible.
-Stamina, Natural fitness, Work Rate, Teamwork, Long Shots.
CMA: Arrives Late in Opposition Area, Tries Long Range Passes.
-Stamina, Natural Fitness, Off The ball, Long Shots, Anticipation, Composure, Vision, Team Work, Workrate.
IFA: Moves into Channels, Runs with ball often, Cuts Inside.
-Dribbling, Off the ball, Flair, Agility, Acceleration.
-Off the ball, Finishing, Passing, Technique. Composure, Team Work, Balance, Jumping Reach, Strength
Or, if you have the player for it try this.
-Strength, Jumping Reach, Heading, Aggression, Bravery, Anticipation
Remember, the above list is the IDEAL and you should aim for one or two of the PPM's at 'weaker' teams.
None pre-set Player InstructionsGK: Take Long Kicks, Distribute to CF.
WB's (Attack): Default
CD (Defend): Tackle Harder.
Anchor: Ease Off Tackles, Mark Tighter.
BBM (Support): Get Further Forward.
AP (Attack): More Direct Passes, Roam From Position, Close Down More.
CM (Attack): Moves Into Channels.
IF (Attack) Swap with Opposite side, Shoot less Often
DLS or CFA: Moves Into Channel.
Tactical TipsThe key of this tactic is the familiarity of the shape no matter what strategy you have. Keeping the shape and only changing your mentality is the only thing you have to change.
Less than 45% possession? Click "Retain Possession"
More than 66% possession? Click "More Expressive" and "Roam from position" (This means the other team isn’t pressing you)
Set PiecesThe defaults for the tactic are my own. Change at your leisure.