This tactic is oddly successful and I'm posting this to see how you fare with it. I've yet to lose a single game in the Premier division using this tactic in Ligue 1 using Lille and in Premier league with Newcastle.
Dunno if it's actually the tactic or my teams but it's the first tactic I've had this much success with. It's almost boring.
Tell me how you do with it
Edit : If you don't have a good anchorman you can switch it to a ball winning midfielder on defend duty. Make sure he is on shoot less often