Formation advice for CDMs

So I play a mixture of formations in game depending on the score etc. I start with 352 and generally move to a 4231 if holding a lead.

One thing I have noticed when I play a 2xCDM formation is that I get killed in the gap between my CDM and CB. My opposition seems to have 2 or 3 players sat totally unmarked in this area and it’s killing me regularly.

My CDMs only come back to a certain predetermined point and literally stop dead and do nothing until selected. They don’t track runs etc.
How do I solve this? My opponents seem to have their CDMs right on the edge of the box almost on top of their CBs.

This then doesn’t seem to hamper them in attack as they have players flooding forward unmarked creating my passing options in attack.


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