Stretch the pitch when building out - cover all channels (requires good off-the-ball movement and anticipation).
Create a 2-4-4 shape when building.
Always have numerical superiority over the opposition first line of press.
Always have at least 3 players as the rest defence (stopping the oppositions counter-attacks).
Cover all 5 vertical channels (Left flank, left-half space, central, right half-space, right flank) when in the creation phase.
Centre forward to operate as a False 9. The teams creator - to occupy Zone 14 and to be a vertical passing option.
Have runners in behind - create counter-movements to create confusion.
Look to create overloads against the opponent's full-backs.
Always have a wide option through wing-backs - stretch the pitch in possession.
Apply constant pressure off the ball - squeeze the pitch out of possession.