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Aggressive Underdog Strikerless 4-1-4-1-0 21.4

Introduction:
A tactic I had initially made at the start of this month when I began experimenting with the roles W(Attack) and CM(Attack). It worked great for me; and upon just discovering this website just a few days ago, I have decided to share it here.

Intention of tactic:
My goal with this tactic was to create a fast, expansive style of football with multiple offensive outlets. Every role in the midfield is capable of being a big attacking threat in a match, which leaves whichever player in possession with numerous passing options. This is evident in the goal and assist outputs of all 5 midfielders in this tactic.
For example, in my first simulation with Aston Villa (when they finished 5th) we scored 78 goals, but our goal output was very evenly spread out among all 5 midfielders. Each of my wingers scored 15+ goals and 10+ assists, each of my central midfielders scored 18+ goals and 10+ assists, and my attacking midfielder scored 20 goals and 13 assists in all competitions.

Testing Results:
Note: Each test was a season-long simulation in which I left all duties to whichever assistant manager I had at the club without making any transfers.

Test #1
Team
: Aston Villa
League Finish: 5th
Top scorer: Ross Barkley CM(Attack)- 25 goals
Top assister: Jack Grealish AM(Attack)- 13 assists
Honors: Carabou Cup Winners
Notable stats: 3rd most goals in PL (78), 5th most Xg in PL (60*), 3rd most clear cut chances in PL (34), best shot on target rate in PL (56%), best conversion rate in PL (19%), most possession lost in PL (3424), 6th least goals conceded in PL (46), 6th least shots against (356)

Test #2
Team
: Aston Villa
League Finish: 5th
Top scorer: Jack Grealish AM(Attack)- 28 goals
Top assister: Jack Grealish AM(Attack)- 15 assists
Honors: FA Cup Winners
Notable stats: 2nd most goals in PL (85), 5th most Xg in PL (61.9), 2nd most clear cut chances in PL (38), best shot on target rate in PL (56%), 2nd best conversion rate in PL (19%), most possession lost in PL (3467), 67 goals were conceded in the PL, but both of the 1st choice CBs were injured for months at a time

Test #3
Team
: Fulham
League Finish: 6th
Top scorer: Bobby Reid AM/CM(Attack)- 16 goals
Top assister: Harrison Reed CM(Attack)/DM(Support)- 13 assists
Honors: None
Notable stats: 2nd most goals in PL (85), 6th most Xg in PL (59*), 3rd most clear cut chances in PL (34), 2nd best shot on target rate in PL (54%), best conversion rate in PL (21%), most possession lost in PL (3469)

Tips:
Since this tactic was actually made for underdog teams, I do not have any tips for players managing smaller clubs. Though, I do recommend that if you are a strong team, that you tell your players to be more expressive.
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