I made a couple of new teams yesterday in 4-1-3-2, which I wanted to try out after it was decent in some offline games against a mate. Played two matches last night with one of the teams, and they were the first two fluid, enjoyable games I've played. No exaggeration, this was the first time the game actually felt half decent. I still lost the first game 3-2 to two sweaties goals and a pathetic header, so it wasn't the results, it was just that I was able to move the ball well and create chances for once. But because there are so many variables, I have no idea what caused it to be so much better.
- the formation? it seems to be a good shape that provides width and two strikers, which I like.
- the CTs? I changed from Possession to Fast Build Up, so that might explain why chance creation was better.
- the players? They're still cheap but it could be that the players in this team are just better (team below).
- matchmaking luck? Last time I played a lost a whole bunch of games so I might have been matched against some less turgid opponents this time.
What do you guys think? Have you used the formation and found it good? Is Fast Build Up something to stick with? Is Diego Costa just a beast??
I guess I just made this thread to spitball ideas about what makes the most difference out of formation, tactics or players - or whether they're all irrelevant and it's just down to matchmaking!