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I have been playing the below tactic on FM 2013 with Chelsea but I struggle against team like Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester Utd, Liverpool and Tottenham

Can any suggestion how I can improve so I don't concede goals against these teams

4-5-1


GK - Petr Cech (4) (Goalkeeper - Defend)
DR - Cesar Azileaqeta (2.5) (Full Back - Defend)
DC - Branislav Ivanovic (3.5) (Centre Back - Defend)
DC - John Terry (4) (Centre Back - Defend)
DL - Ashley Cole (4) (Full Back - Defend
DMC - John Obi Mikel (3.5) (Deeplying Playmaker - Defend)
MC - Ramires (3.5) (Box to Box Midfielder - Support)
MC - Frank Lampard (3.5) Box to Box Midfielder - Support)
AMR - Juan Mata (4.5) (Winger - Support)
AML - Eden Hazard (4.5) (Winger - Support)
ST - Demba Ba (3.5) (Advanced Forward - Attack)


Style: Rigid
Strategy: Control


Passing: Shorter
Creative Freedom: More Disciplined
Closing Down: Press More
Tackling: More Aggressive
Marking: Man Marking
Defensive Line: Deep
Width: Wide
Tempo: Slow
Time Wasting: Rarely
 
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Is Mikel a playmaker? I don't know, I've never bothered to look since he's so rubbish IRL.
 
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Would it be a good idea to have Lampard as Deeplying Playmaker, then mikel as an anchor man
 
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For Top 3 sides 4-2-3-1 Deep or 4-1-2-2-1 ( i often sell Mikel for 21million)
Cech - DL Cole - DC Terry - DC Ivanovic - DR Azpiiceuta -DM Luiz and Ramires - AML Hazard - AMC Mata - AMR Oscar - STR Falcao (or whatever big signing you make for striker)
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Cech - DL Cole - DC Terry - DC Ivanovic - DR Azpiiceuta -DM Luiz - MC Lamps and Ramires - AML Hazard - AMR Mata or Oscar - STR Falcao (or whatever big signing you make for striker)

Play out of defense with a deepish line, focus on passing and build up play, put terry on the keeper or front post for corners, press often, rarely go direct as the team is small, i won the premier league and champions league for consecutive seasons from the start, hope this helps, you definitely need to sell mikel early and get in a decent striker and someone like david alaba that covers a few positions like midfield and left back. hope this helps
 
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Just a couple of little changes and you should be alright.

Style - Balanced
Closing Down - Normal (You can be cut open by the top teams if you Press More)
Tackling - Normal
Defensive Line - Normal

Ramires - BWMD
Lampard - DLPS
Mata - IFA (AMR - Left Footed)
Hazard - IFA (AML - Right Footed)
 
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