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Can't beat Everton

Everton beat me with 2 passes
Started on 29 April 2017 by Stoycho
Latest Reply on 29 April 2017 by Stoycho
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Hello everyone, i am stuck in a match vs Everton that i can't win and won't give up because they beat me with pathetic goals. Now it's the start of the season and i am playing with Manchester United. Two weeks prior to this match i destroyed Everton at home with a 3-0 win. This time around we are playing for the EFL cup and it's on their stadium. I am going out with the best i have in a 4-2-3-1 system. The odds are in my favour but for some reason Everton suddenly produced 5 Messis for their team that destroy me with 2 passes literally. They also score absolutely terrible goals. For example my defense would just sit and watch how Barkley will take his time to run uninterrupted in the field while 4 defenders just sit there watching and he will beat De Gea like nothing. I am absolutely pissed off because this was happening in FM16 aswell. First half is great i am defending well i produce a goal with good counter attacks and then here comes the second half. Suddenly Everton receives this huge surge of power, they become extremely fast and extremely good at passing. They would pass the ball to Lukaku who would stop return a pass and then the next pass is in my field not intercepted and they score. Now keep in mind what i said about the first half the defense was very good. None of this nonsense i have marked players i have told them to intercept and they did it in the first half no through passes were allowed and the crosses were dealt with. In the second half my team just switches off. The half time talk does not influence them at all. I have managed to motivate everyone, i have tried not saying anything, there is absolutely nothing that can help. Everton just turn into Barcelona. Now i noticed that in the first half they go out with 4-2-3-1 with 2 defending midfielders and later on they switch to traditional 4-2-3-1 with an attacking midfielder and 2 in the center. When that happens no matter if they play a guy with stats of 5 or 15 they are absolute beasts. I have no idea how to beat this thing but i certainly don't want to lose the first EFL cup match because of such nonsense. I don't have a loss this season so far after 5,6 matches winning 3 of those with more than 3 goals margin. I also tried a 4-4-2 system which also didn't help at all for the second half. And this is something i noticed in fm16 the ai received a massive boost in the second half and i have no idea how to stop it.

My setup:

Tactic: 4-2-3-1
Team Shape: Structured
Mentality: Defend
Instructions: Width = Fairly Wide. Tempo = Normal, Defensive Line = Deep or normal, Closing Down = sometimes, Exploit the flanks, Mixed passses

Defensive roles: fb sp, cd de, cd de, wb sp
Midfield roles: bwm de, ap sp, if sp, am sp, if sp,
attacker: f9 sp

EDIT: I just destroyed Chelsea 4-1. Can someone explain to me how can Everton play better than Chelsea? I am pretty sure i see a pattern here in this game. If you play at home you have a massive boost. So iow if i play away vs Chelsea next they will beat me 5-0 or something like this. Ridicilious game...

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