Flank Roles

Aim: to choose player roles and duties on and near the flanks that enable you to balance your playing system and implement your tactical style.

Flank roles and duties are analysed below. This includes all of the roles/duties that are available in the DL/DR, WBL/WBR, ML/MR and AML/AMR playing positions.

The use of roles and duties in other playing positions that move into or near to the flanks is also analysed.

If you use a lone flank player on either flank (only one player on the flank) then it is advisable to give him a DL/DR or WBL/WBR playing position to make it easier to balance your tactic.

Forward Movement Partnerships

Try to use forward movement partnerships on the flanks that focus on penetrating space.

In particular, to focus to a large extent on penetrating space it can be useful to use:

  • One or more high risk overlapping partnerships.
    • Useful if you are using attacking football – to help to create space in congested advanced areas.
    • Useful if you are using short plays – to help to create space when cycling possession.
  • One or more high risk direct partnerships or overloading direct partnerships.
    • Useful if you are using defensive football – to help to penetrate space quickly from deeper areas.
    • Useful if you are using direct plays – to help to penetrate space directly.

Alternatively, you may want to use less risky options that still focus on penetrating space but to a lesser extent, such as:

  • One or more medium risk overlapping partnerships – useful if you are using attacking football or short plays (similar to high risk overlapping partnerships).
  • One or more medium risk direct partnerships – useful if you are using defensive football or direct plays (similar to high risk direct partnerships).
  • One or more balanced interchanging partnerships (relatively lower risk) or overloading interchanging partnerships (relatively higher risk) – so that players can alternate their forward movement as appropriate. This implements a very fluid aspect to your playing system, with the partnership itself being very fluid, even if your system fluidity elsewhere is more structured.

If you use a lone flank player on a particular flank then to form a forward movement partnership you will need to use an appropriate partner in an off-centre central playing position. This player can provide the lone flank player with attacking support or attacking cover that he may otherwise lack.

If you have no Defend or Support duties on a particular flank (or if your only Defend or Support duty player is an ML/MR or AML/AMR instructed to Get Further Forward) then you may have problems retaining solidity effectively on that flank. You may therefore want to consider one of the following possible solutions:

  • Combine a Support duty and the Get Further Forward instruction for a D(R/L) or WB(R/L) acting as an overloading partner, as is the case with the Wing Back and Complete Wing Back roles – this enables you to make an overloading partner more defensive-minded without changing the type of partnership.
  • Give a Support duty to an M(R/L) or AM(R/L) acting as the ancillary partner in an overlapping partnership – this enables you to make the ancillary partner more defensive-minded and more effectively overlapped by the attacking partner.
  • Use a DC, DMC or MC with a Defend or Support duty as an ancillary partner (he should not be instructed to Get Further Forward) – this enables you to keep your attack duties on the flank as they are.

Analysis of Forward Movement Partners

Roles/duties that can be used for your forward movement partners on the flanks are analysed in the table below.

For a high/medium risk overlapping/direct partnership choose an ancillary partner and an attacking partner from the appropriate column.

For an overloading direct partnership choose an overloading partner and an attacking partner from the high risk (and overloading) direct partnerships column.

For a balanced interchanging partnership choose two balanced partners from the interchanging partnerships column.

For an overloading interchanging partnership choose two overloading partners from the interchanging partnerships column. However, due to the lack of options for such overloading partners you will probably need to create your own, which you can do by instructing balanced partners to Get Further Forward.

Each role/duty’s possible partner types can be worked out based on its position, duty and tactical instructions related to forward movement (mainly Get Further Forward and Hold Position). It is advisable to learn how to work out each role/duty’s possible partner types yourself by studying the table below as this will enable you to easily form partnerships without needing to refer to the table.

Support duties add fluidity, Defend/Attack duties add structure
Role (position duty) and instructions:
(Standard option, useful for attacking football and short plays)
High risk overlapping partnerships:
(Standard option, useful for defensive football and direct plays)
High risk (and overloading) direct partnerships:
(Less risky option, useful for attacking football and short plays)
Medium risk overlapping partnerships:
(Less risky option, useful for defensive football and direct plays)
Medium risk direct partnerships:
(Very fluid option)
Interchanging partnerships:
Custom D/WB(L/R) role

(Or Custom D/DM(C) role if no D/WB(L/R) used7)
attacking
(instruct to Get Further Forward)
overloading
(instruct to Get Further Forward)
attacking
(instruct to Get Further Forward)
ancillary
(instruct to Hold Position)
overloading
(instruct Support duty to Get Further Forward)
Custom M/AM(L/R) role

(Or custom M/AM(C) role if no M/AM(L/R) used7)
attacking
(instruct to Get Further Forward)
ancillary
(instruct to Hold Position)
attacking
(instruct to Get Further Forward)
overloading
(instruct Support duty to Get Further Forward)
Off-centre DC (when using 3 DCs or a Half Back)
Hold Position
ancillary
Full Back (DL/DR Defend)
Hold Position
ancillary
Full Back (DL/DR Support)ancillarybalanced
Full Back (DL/DR Attack)
Get Further Forward
attackingoverloadingattacking
Wing Back (DL/DR Defend)
Hold Position
ancillary3
Wing Back (DL/DR Support)
Get Further Forward
attacking1overloading1attacking1overloading
Wing Back (DL/DR Attack)
Get Further Forward
attacking1overloading1attacking1
Wing Back (WBL/WBR Defend)
Hold Position
ancillary3
Wing Back (WBL/WBR Support)
Get Further Forward
attacking1overloading1attacking1overloading
Wing Back (WBL/WBR Attack)
Get Further Forward
attacking1overloading1attacking1
No-Nonsense Full Back (DL/DR Defend)
Hold Position
ancillary
Complete Wing Back (DL/DR Support)
Get Further Forward
attacking1overloading1attacking1overloading
Complete Wing Back (DL/DR Attack)
Get Further Forward
attacking1overloading1attacking1
Complete Wing Back (WBL/WBR Support)
Get Further Forward
attacking1overloading1attacking1overloading
Complete Wing Back (WBL/WBR Attack)
Get Further Forward
attacking1overloading1attacking1
Inverted Wing Back (DL/DR Defend)
Hold Position
ancillary
Inverted Wing Back (DL/DR Support)ancillary
Inverted Wing Back (DL/DR Attack)
Get Further Forward
attacking2overloadingattacking2
Inverted Wing Back (WBL/WBR Defend)
Hold Position
ancillary
Inverted Wing Back (WBL/WBR Support)ancillary
Inverted Wing Back (WBL/WBR Attack)
Get Further Forward
attacking2overloadingattacking2
Wide Midfielder (ML/MR Defend)
Hold Position
ancillary3
Wide Midfielder (ML/MR Support)ancillarybalanced
Wide Midfielder (ML/MR Attack)
Get Further Forward
attackingattacking
Winger (ML/MR Support)ancillarybalanced
Winger (ML/MR Attack)
Get Further Forward
attackingattacking
Winger (AML/AMR Support)ancillarybalanced
Winger (AML/AMR Attack)
Get Further Forward
attackingattacking
Defensive Winger (ML/MR Defend)
Hold Position
ancillary3
Defensive Winger (ML/MR Support)ancillarybalanced
Wide Playmaker (ML/MR Support)ancillarybalanced
Wide Playmaker (ML/MR Attack)ancillary4
Inverted Winger (ML/MR Support)ancillarybalanced
Inverted Winger (ML/MR Attack)
Get Further Forward
attackingattacking
Inverted Winger (AML/AMR Support)ancillarybalanced
Inverted Winger (AML/AMR Attack)
Get Further Forward
attackingattacking
Advanced Playmaker (AML/AMR Support)ancillarybalanced
Advanced Playmaker (AML/AMR Attack)ancillary4
Inside Forward (AML/AMR Support)ancillarybalanced
Inside Forward (AML/AMR Attack)
Get Further Forward
attackingattacking
Trequartista (AML/AMR Attack)ancillary4
Wide Target Man (AML/AMR Support)
Hold Position
ancillary3
Wide Target Man (AML/AMR Attack)
Get Further Forward
attackingattacking
Raumdeuter (AML/AMR Attack)
Get Further Forward
attacking5attacking5
Mezzala (MC Support)
Get Further Forward
Stay Wider
attacking5,6attacking5,6overloading
Mezzala (MC Attack)
Get Further Forward
Stay Wider
attacking5attacking5
Carrilero (MC Support)
Stay Wider
ancillarybalanced

Table Footnotes

  1. Particularly effective at overlapping and overloading due to making more darting forward runs, especially with an attack duty.
  2. Could cause problems with balancing flank responsibilities (will not perform stretching play on the flank).
  3. Can also act like an attacking partner in an overlapping partnership by overlapping in earlier stages of build-up play due to making more darting forward runs, making it particularly useful in possession football.
  4. Will not be overlapped as effectively due to Attack duty.
  5. Will not perform stretching play on the flank but can be paired with an overloading partner who does.
  6. Will not get forward as effectively due to Support duty.
  7. To use a central player in a flank partnership position him off-centre and instruct him to Stay Wider, or position him next to a dead-centre player so he stays wider.

Positional Responsibilities

Try to assign positional responsibilities on the flanks by choosing roles and duties such that for:

  • Providing defensive cover – at least one player performs on each flank.
    • This is typically performed in the deeper half of the flank by your DL/DR or WBL/WBR.
  • Applying defensive pressure – at least one player performs on each flank.
    • This is typically performed in the more advanced half of the flank.
  • Stretching play – at least one player performs on each flank.
  • Creating chances – at least one player performs on each flank.

You can also use two Support duty players who contribute to a responsibility as an alternative to one player who performs it. This implements a more fluid aspect to your playing system, with the responsibility concerned being carried out more fluidly, even if your system fluidity elsewhere is more structured.

If you use a lone flank player on a particular flank then you may want to use a player in an off-centre central playing position to carry out flank responsibilities, particularly applying defensive pressure.

Analysis of Performers & Contributors

Roles/duties that can carry out flank responsibilities are analysed in the table below.

Explanation of analysis:

  • Natural playing styles – the main playing styles that the role/duty is most suitable for based on the number of tactical instructions given by the role/duty that are suitable for each playing style (but not taking into account forward movement partnerships).
    • Attacking – attacking football.
    • Defensive – defensive football.
    • Direct – direct plays.
    • Short – short plays.
    • Aggressive – aggressive pressing.
    • Cautious – containment.
    • Fairly – most suitable for the stated playing style but only to a small extent so also reasonably suitable for a contrasting playing style.
    • Very – most suitable for the stated playing style to a large extent so not very suitable for a contrasting playing style.
    • Extremely – as for “very” but to an even larger extent.
  • Forward movement partnerships – suggested forward movement partnerships for the role/duty to be used in, as explained above.
    • Overlapping – useful for attacking football and short plays.
    • Direct – useful for defensive football and direct plays.
    • Interchanging – useful for adding fluidity.
Role (position duty):Providing defensive cover:Applying defensive pressure:Stretching play:Creating chances:Natural playing styles:Forward movement partnerships:Forward movement scores (pen. / sol. / sup.):Overall specialism level:
Custom roleperforms
Position an off-centre DC/DMC who performs providing defensive cover in central defence/midfield next to a dead-centre player so he stays wider.
performs
Instruct an off-centre MC/AMC who performs applying defensive pressure in central midfield/attack to increase pressing directness (as long as he is not needed to provide defensive cover), or position him next to a dead-centre player so he stays wider.
performs
Instruct a player who contributes to Get Further Forward
performs
Instruct an off-centre central player who performs creating chances in central midfield/attack to Stay Wider or Run Wide With Ball, or position him next to a dead-centre player so he stays wider.
Full Back
(DL/DR Defend)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
fairly defensive, very directdirect0.0 / 4.0 / 0.01.00 - moderate
Full Back
(DL/DR Support)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
contributes
Specialism: 0 - very low
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
balanceddirect, interchanging0.0 / 3.0 / 1.00.00 - very low
Full Back
(DL/DR Attack)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
performs
Specialism: 2 - moderate
performs
Specialism: 2 - moderate
fairly attacking, fairly directoverlapping, direct0.0 / 2.0 / 2.01.00 - moderate
Wing Back
(DL/DR Defend)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
defensive, very directdirect0.0 / 3.5 / 0.50.67 - fairly low
Wing Back
(DL/DR Support)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
performs
Specialism: 3 - fairly high
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
fairly defensive, fairly directoverlapping, direct, interchanging0.0 / 2.0 / 2.00.60 - fairly low
Wing Back
(DL/DR Attack)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
performs
Specialism: 3 - fairly high
performs
Specialism: 3 - fairly high
directoverlapping, direct0.5 / 1.5 / 2.51.50 - fairly high
Wing Back
(WBL/WBR Defend)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
defensive, very directdirect0.0 / 2.5 / 1.50.67 - fairly low
Wing Back
(WBL/WBR Support)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
performs
Specialism: 3 - fairly high
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
fairly defensive, fairly directoverlapping, direct, interchanging1.0 / 1.0 / 3.00.60 - fairly low
Wing Back
(WBL/WBR Attack)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
performs
Specialism: 3 - fairly high
performs
Specialism: 3 - fairly high
directoverlapping, direct1.5 / 0.5 / 2.51.50 - fairly high
No-Nonsense Full Back
(DL/DR Defend)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
very defensive, directdirect0.0 / 4.0 / 0.01.75 - fairly high
Complete Wing Back
(DL/DR Support)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
performs
Specialism: 5 - extremely high
performs
Specialism: 1 - fairly low
very attacking, fairly directoverlapping, direct, interchanging0.0 / 2.0 / 2.01.50 - fairly high
Complete Wing Back
(DL/DR Attack)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
performs
Specialism: 5 - extremely high
performs
Specialism: 3 - fairly high
very attacking, fairly directoverlapping, direct0.5 / 1.5 / 2.52.00 - fairly high
Complete Wing Back
(WBL/WBR Support)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
performs
Specialism: 5 - extremely high
performs
Specialism: 1 - fairly low
very attacking, fairly directoverlapping, direct, interchanging1.0 / 1.0 / 3.01.50 - fairly high
Complete Wing Back
(WBL/WBR Attack)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
performs
Specialism: 5 - extremely high
performs
Specialism: 3 - fairly high
very attacking, fairly directoverlapping, direct1.5 / 0.5 / 2.52.00 - fairly high
Inverted Wing Back
(DL/DR Defend)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
defensive, very shortdirect0.0 / 4.0 / 0.01.25 - moderate
Inverted Wing Back
(DL/DR Support)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
fairly attacking, extremely shortdirect0.0 / 3.0 / 1.00.40 - fairly low
Inverted Wing Back
(DL/DR Attack)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
very attacking, extremely shortoverlapping, direct0.0 / 2.0 / 2.01.40 - moderate
Inverted Wing Back
(WBL/WBR Defend)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
defensive, very shortdirect0.0 / 3.0 / 1.01.00 - moderate
Inverted Wing Back
(WBL/WBR Support)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
fairly attacking, extremely shortdirect0.0 / 2.0 / 2.00.40 - fairly low
Inverted Wing Back
(WBL/WBR Attack)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
very attacking, extremely shortoverlapping, direct1.0 / 1.0 / 3.01.40 - moderate
Wide Midfielder
(ML/MR Defend)
defensive, directoverlapping0.0 / 2.0 / 2.02.33 - very high
Wide Midfielder
(ML/MR Support)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
contributes
Specialism: 0 - very low
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
balancedoverlapping, interchanging1.0 / 1.0 / 3.00.00 - very low
Wide Midfielder
(ML/MR Attack)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
performs
Specialism: 2 - moderate
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
balanceddirect2.0 / 0.0 / 2.00.40 - fairly low
Winger
(ML/MR Support)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
contributes
Specialism: 1 - fairly low
performs
Specialism: 3 - fairly high
attacking, very directoverlapping, interchanging1.0 / 1.0 / 3.01.00 - moderate
Winger
(ML/MR Attack)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
performs
Specialism: 3 - fairly high
performs
Specialism: 3 - fairly high
fairly attacking, very directdirect2.0 / 0.0 / 2.01.50 - fairly high
Winger
(AML/AMR Support)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
contributes
Specialism: 1 - fairly low
performs
Specialism: 3 - fairly high
attacking, very directoverlapping, interchanging2.0 / 0.0 / 2.01.00 - moderate
Winger
(AML/AMR Attack)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
performs
Specialism: 3 - fairly high
performs
Specialism: 3 - fairly high
fairly attacking, very directdirect3.0 / 0.0 / 1.01.50 - fairly high
Defensive Winger
(ML/MR Defend)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
fairly defensive, very direct, fairly aggressiveoverlapping0.0 / 2.0 / 2.02.67 - very high
Defensive Winger
(ML/MR Support)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
contributes
Specialism: 1 - fairly low
performs
Specialism: 3 - fairly high
very attacking, very direct, fairly aggressiveoverlapping, interchanging1.0 / 1.0 / 3.02.67 - very high
Wide Playmaker
(ML/MR Support)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
Fairly attacking, extremely shortoverlapping, interchanging1.0 / 1.0 / 3.01.25 - moderate
Wide Playmaker
(ML/MR Attack)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
Attacking, extremely shortoverlapping1.5 / 0.5 / 2.51.50 - fairly high
Inverted Winger
(ML/MR Support)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
(vacates area)1 contributes
Specialism: 0 - very low
(vacates area)1
performs
Specialism: 1 - fairly low
attackingoverlapping, interchanging1.0 / 1.0 / 3.00.17 - very low
Inverted Winger
(ML/MR Attack)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
(vacates area)1
performs
Specialism: 2 - moderate
(vacates area)1
performs
Specialism: 1 - fairly low
attackingdirect2.0 / 0.0 / 2.00.60 - very low
Inverted Winger
(AML/AMR Support)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
(vacates area)1
contributes
Specialism: 0 - very low
(vacates area)1
performs
Specialism: 1 - fairly low
attackingoverlapping, interchanging2.0 / 0.0 / 2.00.17 - very low
Inverted Winger
(AML/AMR Attack)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
(vacates area)1
performs
Specialism: 2 - moderate
(vacates area)1
performs
Specialism: 1 - fairly low
attackingdirect3.0 / 0.0 / 1.00.60 - very low
Advanced Playmaker
(AML/AMR Support)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
(vacates area)1
contributes
Specialism: 0 - very low
Extremely shortoverlapping, interchanging2.0 / 0.0 / 2.01.25 - moderate
Advanced Playmaker
(AML/AMR Attack)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
(vacates area)1
contributes
Specialism: 0 - very low)
Fairly attacking, very shortoverlapping2.5 / 0.0 / 1.51.50 - fairly high
Inside Forward
(AML/AMR Support)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
(vacates area)1
contributes
Specialism: 0 - very low
attacking, shortoverlapping, interchanging2.0 / 0.0 / 2.00.50 - fairly low
Inside Forward
(AML/AMR Attack)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
(vacates area)1
performs
Specialism: 2 - moderate
attacking, shortdirect3.0 / 0.0 / 1.00.80 - fairly low
Trequartista
(AML/AMR Attack)
contributes
Specialism: 1 - fairly low
performs
Specialism: 3 - fairly high
very attacking, very short, fairly cautiousoverlapping2.5 / 0.0 / 1.52.25 - very high
Wide Target Man
(AML/AMR Support)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
performs
Specialism: 2 - moderate
Defensive, very directoverlapping1.5 / 0.0 / 2.51.00 - moderate
Wide Target Man
(AML/AMR Attack)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
(atypical)1
performs
Specialism: 2 - moderate
performs
Specialism: 2 - moderate
Fairly defensive, directdirect3.0 / 0.0 / 1.01.00 - moderate
Raumdeuter
(AML/AMR Attack)
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
very shortdirect3.0 / 0.0 / 1.01.20 - moderate
Ball Winning Midfielder
(MCL/MCR Defend)
performs
Specialism: 3 - moderate
very defensive, fairly aggressive0.0 / 2.0 / 2.03.67 - extremely high
Ball Winning Midfielder
(MCL/MCR Support)
performs
Specialism: 3 - moderate
fairly direct, fairly aggressive1.0 / 1.0 / 3.01.20 - moderate
Mezzala
(MC Support)
(atypical)1
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
very attackingdirect, interchanging1.5 / 0.5 / 2.50.67 - fairly low
Mezzala
(MC Attack)
(atypical)1
performs
Specialism: 1 - fairly low
very attacking, fairly shortdirect2.0 / 0.0 / 2.01.20 - moderate
Carrilero
(MC Support)
(atypical)1
performs
Specialism: 0 - very low
attackingoverlapping, interchanging1.0 / 1.0 / 3.00.17 - very low

Table Footnotes

  1. See full analysis of roles and duties for atypical and vacating instructions.

Individual Analysis of Roles & Duties

Each flank role/duty is analysed individually below.

Explanation of analysis:

  • Instructions – the tactical instructions given by the role/duty. Most of these instructions are the player instructions that are shown in the game (select the relevant playing position icon and click the Edit/Add button at the top-right of the screen) but for some roles/duties hidden instructions are given (these are written in terms of their related playing methods).
  • Natural playing styles – the main playing styles that the role/duty is most suitable for based on the number of instructions given by the role/duty that are suitable for each playing style (but not taking into account forward movement partnerships, which are detailed separately below).
    • For the purposes of determining appropriate natural playing styles for flank roles/duties the following instructions may be ignored:
      • Shoot Less Often – may be ignored for D(R/L)s instructed to Hold Position (because their deep positioning makes this instruction essentially irrelevant).
    • Ignored instructions are shown in brackets so that you can work out the natural playing styles if they are included.
  • Specific analysis – any more specific advice related to the player movement instructed by the role/duty and any additional tactical theory analysis specific to the role/duty.
  • Forward movement scores – the role/duty’s contribution scores for the team’s penetration score, solidity score and support score.
  • Forward movement partnerships – useful forward movement partnerships that the role/duty can instruct a player to be a partner in and the type of partner that the player would be. This includes advice on which playing styles (or system fluidity level in some cases) each partnership is most useful for and what type of partner the role/duty should be paired with to create each partnership.
  • Positional responsibilities – the positional responsibilities that the role/duty instructs a player to perform or contribute to, along with the relevant instructions given to the role/duty.
    • Responsibility specialism level – the extent to which the player carries out the responsibility. This is based on his instructions. For higher specialism levels, in some cases, advice is given on how to counterbalance the player with one or two other players who carry out an opposing responsibility.
    • Responsibility focus level – the extent to which the player’s duty corresponds with the responsibility. Defend and Attack duties give a player a mixture of higher and lower focus levels. Support duties give a player versatile focus levels (in most cases). A higher focus level means that the player carries out the responsibility in a more direct way. A lower focus level means that the player carries out the responsibility in a less direct way (and is therefore not necessarily a bad thing). A versatile focus level is a balance between the two and means that the player can carry out responsibilities in a more balanced way and can essentially alternate between a higher focus level and a lower focus level when required.
    • Direct instructions – the instructions given by the role/duty that are directly related to carrying out the responsibility.
    • Indirect instructions – other instructions given by the role/duty that may help with carrying out the responsibility.
    • Atypical instructions – instructions given by the role/duty that may hinder the carrying out of the responsibility.

Further details:

Full Back (FB)

DL/DR Defend
Full-Back (FB) - DL/DR Defend
InstructionsHold Position, Cross From Deep, Take Fewer Risks
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Fairly defensive
Very direct
Balanced
Attacking football (1): Cross From Deep
Defensive football (2): Hold Position, Take Fewer Risks
Direct plays (3): Hold Position, Cross From Deep, Take Fewer Risks
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
0.0
4.0
0.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing attacking cover (not necessary)
Performs
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Hold Position
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Higher
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
Playing safe (not necessary)
Performs
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Take Fewer Risks
Indirect instructions: Hold Position
Creating chancesDoes not perform or contribute but can help with creating chances by making crosses from deep
DL/DR Support
Full-Back (FB) - DL/DR Support
InstructionsNone
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Balanced
Balanced
Balanced
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
0.0
3.0
1.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DC
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing attacking cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Stretching play
Contributes
Very low
Versatile
Can perform if instructed to Get Further Forward
Playing safe (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Creating chances
Performs
Very low
Versatile
DL/DR Attack
Full-Back (FB) - DL/DR Attack
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Cross More Often
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Fairly attacking
Fairly direct
Balanced
Attacking football (1): Cross More Often
Direct plays (1): Cross More Often
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
0.0
2.0
2.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Higher
Stretching play
Performs
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward
Creating chances
Performs
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Cross More Often

Wing Back (WB)

DL/DR Defend
Wing-Back (WB) - DL/DR Defend
InstructionsHold Position, Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Deep, Take Fewer Risks
Hidden instructions: make more darting forward runs
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Defensive
Very direct
Balanced
Attacking football (1): Cross From Deep
Defensive football (3): Hold Position, Run Wide With Ball, Take Fewer Risks
Direct plays (4): Hold Position, Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Deep, Take Fewer Risks
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
0.0
3.5
0.5
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Higher
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
Playing safe (not necessary)
Performs atypically
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Take Fewer Risks
Indirect instructions: Hold Position
Atypical instructions: make more darting forward runs
Creating chancesDoes not perform or contribute but can help with creating chances by making disciplined dribbles down the flank and crosses from deep
DL/DR Support
Wing-Back (WB) - DL/DR Support
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Run Wide With Ball
Hidden instructions: make more darting forward runs
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Fairly defensive
Fairly direct
Balanced
Defensive football (1): Run Wide With Ball
Direct plays (1): Run Wide With Ball
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
0.0
2.0
2.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Stretching play
Performs
Fairly high
Versatile
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward, make more darting forward runs
Playing safe (not necessary)
Performs atypically
Very low
Versatile
Atypical instructions: make more darting forward runs
Creating chances
Performs
Very low
Versatile
DL/DR Attack
Wing-Back (WB) - DL/DR Attack
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Byline, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Hidden instructions: make more darting forward runs
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Mixed
Direct
Balanced
Attacking football (2): Cross More Often, Dribble More
Defensive football (2): Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Byline
Direct plays (3): Run Wide With Ball, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Short plays (1): Cross From Byline
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
0.5
1.5
2.5
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Higher
Stretching play
Performs
Fairly high
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward, make more darting forward runs
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Fairly high
Higher
Direct instructions: Cross More Often, Dribble More
WBL/WBR Defend
Wing-Back (WB) - WBL/WBR Defend
InstructionsHold Position, Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Deep, Take Fewer Risks
Hidden instructions: make more darting forward runs
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Defensive
Very direct
Balanced
Attacking football (1): Cross From Deep
Defensive football (3): Hold Position, Run Wide With Ball, Take Fewer Risks
Direct plays (4): Hold Position, Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Deep, Take Fewer Risks
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
0.0
2.5
1.5
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Higher
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
Playing safe (not necessary)
Performs atypically
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Take Fewer Risks
Indirect instructions: Hold Position
Atypical instructions: make more darting forward runs
Creating chancesDoes not perform or contribute but can help with creating chances by making disciplined dribbles down the flank and crosses from deep
WBL/WBR Support
Wing-Back (WB) - WBL/WBR Support
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Run Wide With Ball
Hidden instructions: make more darting forward runs
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Fairly defensive
Fairly direct
Balanced
Defensive football (1): Run Wide With Ball
Direct plays (1): Run Wide With Ball
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
1.0
1.0
3.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR or DMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC or DMC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DL/DR, DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Stretching play
Performs
Fairly high
Versatile
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward, make more darting forward runs
Playing safe (not necessary)
Performs atypically
Very low
Versatile
Atypical instructions: make more darting forward runs
Creating chances
Performs
Very low
Versatile
WBL/WBR Attack
Wing-Back (WB) - WBL/WBR Attack
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Byline, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Hidden instructions: make more darting forward runs
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Mixed
Direct
Balanced
Attacking football (2): Cross More Often, Dribble More
Defensive football (2): Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Byline
Direct plays (3): Run Wide With Ball, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Short plays (1): Cross From Byline
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
1.5
0.5
2.5
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR or DMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC or DMC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DL/DR, DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Higher
Stretching play
Performs
Fairly high
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward, make more darting forward runs
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Fairly high
Higher
Direct instructions: Cross More Often, Dribble More

No-Nonsense Full-Back (NFB)

DL/DR Defend
No-Nonsense Full-Back (NFB) - DL/DR Defend
InstructionsHold Position, increase passing directness, Cross Less Often, Dribble Less, Shoot Less Often, Take Fewer Risks
Hidden instructions: use more tactical discipline
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Very defensive
Direct
Balanced
Attacking football (1): Cross From Deep
Defensive football (5): Hold Position, Cross Less Often, Dribble Less, Take Fewer Risks, use more tactical discipline, (Shoot Less Often)
Direct plays (4): Hold Position, Cross From Deep, Take Fewer Risks, use more tactical discipline
Short plays (2): Cross Less Often, Dribble Less, (Shoot Less Often)
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
0.0
4.0
0.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing attacking cover (not necessary)
Performs
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Hold Position
Indirect instructions: Dribble Less
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Higher
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
Playing safe (not necessary)
Performs
Extremely high
Higher
Direct instructions: Cross Less Often, Dribble Less, Take Fewer Risks combined with increase passing directness, use more tactical discipline
Indirect instructions: Hold Position

Complete Wing Back (CWB)

DL/DR Support
Complete Wing-Back (CWB) - DL/DR Support
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Stay Wider, Roam From Position, Run Wide With Ball, Dribble More
Hidden instructions: make more darting forward runs, use more creative freedom
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Very attacking
Fairly direct
Balanced
Attacking football (4): Stay Wider, Roam From Position, Dribble More, use more creative freedom
Defensive football (1): Run Wide With Ball
Direct plays (3): Stay Wider, Run Wide With Ball, Dribble More
Short plays (2): Roam From Position, use more creative freedom
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
0.0
2.0
2.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Stretching play
Performs
Extremely high
Versatile
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward, Stay Wider, Roam From Position, make more darting forward runs
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Fairly low
Versatile
Direct instructions: Dribble More
Indirect instructions: Stay Wider
DL/DR Attack
Complete Wing-Back (CWB) - DL/DR Attack
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Stay Wider, Roam From Position, Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Byline, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Hidden instructions: make more darting forward runs, use more creative freedom
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Very attacking
Fairly direct
Balanced
Attacking football (5): Stay Wider, Roam From Position, Cross More Often, Dribble More, use more creative freedom
Defensive football (2): Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Byline
Direct plays (4): Stay Wider, Run Wide With Ball, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Short plays (3): Roam From Position, Cross From Byline, use more creative freedom
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
0.5
1.5
2.5
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Higher
Stretching play
Performs
Extremely high
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward, Stay Wider, Roam From Position, make more darting forward runs
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Fairly high
Higher
Direct instructions: Cross More Often, Dribble More
Indirect instructions: Stay Wider
WBL/WBR Support
Complete Wing-Back (CWB) - WBL/WBR Support
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Stay Wider, Roam From Position, Run Wide With Ball, Dribble More
Hidden instructions: make more darting forward runs, use more creative freedom
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Very attacking
Fairly direct
Balanced
Attacking football (4): Stay Wider, Roam From Position, Dribble More, use more creative freedom
Defensive football (1): Run Wide With Ball
Direct plays (3): Stay Wider, Run Wide With Ball, Dribble More
Short plays (2): Roam From Position, use more creative freedom
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
1.0
1.0
3.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR or DMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC or DMC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DL/DR, DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Stretching play
Performs
Extremely high
Versatile
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward, Stay Wider, Roam From Position, make more darting forward runs
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Fairly low
Versatile
Direct instructions: Dribble More
Indirect instructions: Stay Wider
WBL/WBR Attack
Complete Wing-Back (CWB) - WBL/WBR Attack
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Stay Wider, Roam From Position, Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Byline, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Hidden instructions: make more darting forward runs, use more creative freedom
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Very attacking
Fairly direct
Balanced
Attacking football (5): Stay Wider, Roam From Position, Cross More Often, Dribble More, use more creative freedom
Defensive football (2): Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Byline
Direct plays (4): Stay Wider, Run Wide With Ball, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Short plays (3): Roam From Position, Cross From Byline, use more creative freedom
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
1.5
0.5
2.5
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR or DMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC or DMC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DL/DR, DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Higher
Stretching play
Performs
Extremely high
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward, Stay Wider, Roam From Position, make more darting forward runs
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Fairly high
Higher
Direct instructions: Cross More Often, Dribble More
Indirect instructions: Stay Wider

Inverted Wing Back (IWB)

DL/DR Defend
Inverted Wing-Back (IWB) - DL/DR Defend
InstructionsSit Narrower, Hold Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Dribble Less
Hidden instructions: use more creative freedom
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Defensive
Very short
Balanced
Attacking football (2): Cut Inside With Ball, use more creative freedom
Defensive football (4): Sit Narrower, Hold Position, Cross Less Often, Dribble Less
Direct plays (1): Hold Position
Short plays (5): Sit Narrower, Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Dribble Less, use more creative freedom
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
0.0
4.0
0.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
... in central midfield:
Partner
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DC/DL/DR or DMC/WBL/WBR
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DC/DL/DR or DMC/WBL/WBR
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing attacking cover (not necessary)
Performs
Fairly high
Higher
Direct instructions: Sit Narrower, Hold Position
Indirect instructions: Dribble Less
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Higher
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
... in central defence (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre DC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing attacking cover (not necessary)
Performs
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Hold Position
Indirect instructions: Dribble Less
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Higher
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
Creating chances
Performs
Moderate
Lower
Direct instructions: Dribble Less, use more creative freedom
DL/DR Support
Inverted Wing-Back (IWB) - DL/DR Support
InstructionsSit Narrower, Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often
Hidden instructions: use more creative freedom
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Fairly attacking
Extremely short
Balanced
Attacking football (3): Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, use more creative freedom
Defensive football (2): Sit Narrower, Cross Less Often
Short plays (5): Sit Narrower, Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, use more creative freedom
Specific analysisTactical theory: auxiliary defensive midfield controlling-playmaker
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
0.0
3.0
1.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DC
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
... in central midfield:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DC/DL/DR, DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at DC/DL/DR, DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
... in central defence (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre DC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Stretching play (not necessary)
Performs
Fairly low
Versatile
Direct instructions: Roam From Position
Creating chances (not necessary)
Performs
Fairly low
Versatile
Direct instructions: use more creative freedom
... in central midfield (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre, sitting DMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Creating chances
Performs
Fairly low
Versatile
Direct instructions: use more creative freedom
Taking chances (not necessary)
Performs atypically
Very low
Versatile
Indirect instructions: Roam From Position
Atypical instructions: auxiliary sitting player
DL/DR Attack
Inverted Wing-Back (IWB) - DL/DR Attack
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Sit Narrower, Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Dribble More, Take More Risks
Hidden instructions: use more creative freedom
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Very attacking
Extremely short
Balanced
Attacking football (5): Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Dribble More, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Defensive football (2): Sit Narrower, Cross Less Often
Direct plays (1): Dribble More
Short plays (6): Sit Narrower, Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Specific analysisTactical theory: auxiliary central defence countering-playmaker, auxiliary defensive midfield countering-playmaker
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
0.0
2.0
2.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
... in central midfield:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DC/DL/DR
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DC/DL/DR, DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Higher
... in central defence (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre DC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs atypically but vacates area
Very low
Lower
Atypical focus level - may not perform effectively due to a lower focus (providing cover as a whole is high importance)
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs but vacates area
Very low
Higher
Stretching play (not necessary)
Performs
Fairly high
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward, Roam From Position
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances (not necessary)
Performs but vacates area
Very high
Higher
Direct instructions: Dribble More, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
... in central midfield (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre, supporting DMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Stretching play
Performs
Fairly low
Higher
Direct instructions: Roam From Position
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Very high
Higher
Direct instructions: Dribble More, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Taking chances (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Higher
Indirect instructions: Roam From Position, Dribble More
WBL/WBR Defend
Inverted Wing-Back (IWB) - WBL/WBR Defend
InstructionsSit Narrower, Hold Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Dribble Less
Hidden instructions: use more creative freedom
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Defensive
Very short
Balanced
Attacking football (2): Cut Inside With Ball, use more creative freedom
Defensive football (4): Sit Narrower, Hold Position, Cross Less Often, Dribble Less
Direct plays (1): Hold Position
Short plays (5): Sit Narrower, Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Dribble Less, use more creative freedom
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
0.0
3.0
1.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR
... in central midfield:
Partner
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DC/DL/DR
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DC/DL/DR
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing attacking cover (not necessary)
Performs
Fairly high
Higher
Direct instructions: Sit Narrower, Hold Position
Indirect instructions: Dribble Less
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Higher
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
... in central midfield (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre DMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing attacking cover
Performs
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Hold Position
Indirect instructions: Dribble Less
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Higher
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Lower
Creating chances
Performs
Moderate
Lower
Direct instructions: Dribble Less, use more creative freedom
Taking chances (not necessary)
Performs atypically
Very low
Lower
Atypical instructions: Hold Position, Dribble Less
WBL/WBR Support
Inverted Wing-Back (IWB) - WBL/WBR Support
InstructionsSit Narrower, Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often
Hidden instructions: use more creative freedom
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Fairly attacking
Extremely short
Balanced
Attacking football (3): Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, use more creative freedom
Defensive football (2): Sit Narrower, Cross Less Often
Short plays (5): Sit Narrower, Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, use more creative freedom
Specific analysisTactical theory: auxiliary defensive midfield controlling-playmaker
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
0.0
2.0
2.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC or DMC
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at DL/DR, DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
... in central midfield:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DC/DL/DR
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR or DMC/WBL/WBR
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at MC/ML/MR
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at DC/DL/DR, DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
... in central attack:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at AMC/AML/AMR
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AMC/AML/AMR
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at AMC/AML/AMR
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
... in central midfield (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre DMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Stretching play
Performs
Fairly low
Versatile
Direct instructions: Roam From Position
Creating chances
Performs
Fairly low
Versatile
Direct instructions: use more creative freedom
Taking chances (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Indirect instructions: Roam From Position
WBL/WBR Attack
Inverted Wing-Back (IWB) - WBL/WBR Attack
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Sit Narrower, Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Dribble More, Take More Risks
Hidden instructions: use more creative freedom
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Very attacking
Extremely short
Balanced
Attacking football (5): Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Dribble More, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Defensive football (2): Sit Narrower, Cross Less Often
Direct plays (1): Dribble More
Short plays (6): Sit Narrower, Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Specific analysisTactical theory: auxiliary defensive midfield countering-playmaker, auxiliary attacking midfield advanced-playmaker, auxiliary technical number-ten attacking midfielder
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
1.0
1.0
3.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR or DMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC or DMC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DL/DR, DMC, ML/MR/MC or AML/AMR/AMC
... in central midfield:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DC/DL/DR or DMC/WBL/WBR
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at MC/ML/MR
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR or DMC/WBL/WBR
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at MC/ML/MR
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DC/DL/DR, DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
... in central attack:
Partner
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AMC/AML/AMR
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AMC/AML/AMR
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at AMC/AML/AMR
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Higher
... in central midfield (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre DMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs atypically
Very low
Lower
Atypical focus level - may not perform effectively due to a lower focus (providing cover as a whole is high importance)
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Higher
Stretching play
Performs
Fairly high
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward, Roam From Position
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Very high
Higher
Direct instructions: Dribble More, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Taking chances (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Higher
Indirect instructions: Get Further Forward, Roam From Position, Dribble More
... in central attack (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre, sitting AMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Creating chances
Performs
Very high
Higher
Performs as a technical number-ten - useful for attacking football and short plays
Direct instructions: Dribble More, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Taking chances
Performs atypically
Very low
Higher
Indirect instructions: Roam From Position, Dribble More
Atypical instructions: auxiliary sitting player

Wide Midfielder (WM)

ML/MR Defend
Wide Midfielder (WM) - ML/MR Defend
InstructionsDecrease pressing intensity, Hold Position, Cross From Deep, Dribble Less, Take Fewer Risks
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Defensive
Direct
Balanced
Attacking football (1): Cross From Deep
Defensive football (3): Hold Position, Dribble Less, Take Fewer Risks
Direct plays (3): Hold Position, Cross From Deep, Take Fewer Risks
Short plays (1): Dribble Less
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
0.0
2.0
2.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR or WBL/WBR/DMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR or WBL/WBR/DMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing attacking cover (not necessary)
Performs
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Hold Position
Indirect instructions: Dribble Less
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: decrease pressing intensity
Playing safe (not necessary
Performs
Fairly high
Higher
Direct instructions: Dribble Less, Take Fewer Risks
Indirect instructions: Hold Position
Creating chancesDoes not perform or contribute but can help with creating chances by making crosses from deep
ML/MR Support
Wide Midfielder (WM) - ML/MR Support
InstructionsNone
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Balanced
Balanced
Balanced
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
1.0
1.0
3.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at MC or AML/AMR/AMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR or WBL/WBR/DMC
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC or MC
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AML/AMR/AMC
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing attacking cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Stretching play
Contributes
Very low
Versatile
Can perform if instructed to Get Further Forward
Playing safe (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Creating chances
Performs
Very low
Versatile
ML/MR Attack
Wide Midfielder (WM) - ML/MR Attack
InstructionsGet Further Forward
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Balanced
Balanced
Balanced
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
2.0
0.0
2.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC or MC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC or MC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AML/AMR/AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Higher
Stretching play
Performs
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward
Playing safe (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
Creating chances
Performs
Very low
Higher

Winger (W)

ML/MR Support
Winger (W) - ML/MR Support
InstructionsStay Wider, Run Wide With Ball, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Attacking
Very direct
Balanced
Attacking football (3): Stay Wider, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Defensive football (1): Run Wide With Ball
Direct plays (4): Stay Wider, Run Wide With Ball, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
1.0
1.0
3.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at MC or AML/AMR/AMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR or WBL/WBR/DMC
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC or MC
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AML/AMR/AMC
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Stretching play
Contributes
Fairly low
Versatile
Can perform if instructed to Get Further Forward
Direct instructions: Stay Wider
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Fairly high
Versatile
Direct instructions: Cross More Often, Dribble More
Indirect instructions: Stay Wider
ML/MR Attack
Winger (W) - ML/MR Attack
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Stay Wider, Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Byline, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Fairly attacking
Very direct
Balanced
Attacking football (3): Stay Wider, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Defensive football (2): Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Byline
Direct plays (4): Stay Wider, Run Wide With Ball, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Short plays (1): Cross From Byline
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
2.0
0.0
2.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC or MC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC or MC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AML/AMR/AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Higher
Stretching play
Performs
Fairly high
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward, Stay Wider
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Fairly high
Higher
Direct instructions: Cross More Often, Dribble More
Indirect instructions: Stay Wider
AML/AMR Support
Winger (W) - AML/AMR Support
InstructionsStay Wider, Run Wide With Ball, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Attacking
Very direct
Balanced
Attacking football (3): Stay Wider, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Defensive football (1): Run Wide With Ball
Direct plays (4): Stay Wider, Run Wide With Ball, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
2.0
0.0
2.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at AMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC or ML/MR/MC
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Stretching play
Contributes
Fairly low
Versatile
Can perform if instructed to Get Further Forward
Direct instructions: Stay Wider
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Fairly high
Versatile
Direct instructions: Cross More Often, Dribble More
Indirect instructions: Stay Wider
AML/AMR Attack
Winger (W) - AML/AMR Attack
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Stay Wider, Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Byline, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Fairly attacking
Very direct
Balanced
Attacking football (3): Stay Wider, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Defensive football (2): Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Byline
Direct plays (4): Stay Wider, Run Wide With Ball, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Short plays (1): Cross From Byline
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
3.0
0.0
1.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Higher
Stretching play
Performs
Fairly high
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward, Stay Wider
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Fairly high
Higher
Direct instructions: Cross More Often, Dribble More
Indirect instructions: Stay Wider

Defensive Winger (DW)

ML/MR Defend
Defensive Winger (DW) - ML/MR Defend
InstructionsSignificantly increase pressing intensity, Tackle Harder, Hold Position, Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Deep, Take Fewer Risks
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Fairly defensive
Very direct
Fairly aggressive
Attacking football (2): Tackle Harder, Cross From Deep
Defensive football (3): Hold Position, Run Wide With Ball, Take Fewer Risks
Direct plays (4): Hold Position, Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Deep, Take Fewer Risks
Aggressive pressing (1): Tackle Harder
Specific analysisTactical theory: defensive wing midfielder
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
0.0
2.0
2.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR or WBL/WBR/DMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR or WBL/WBR/DMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing attacking cover (not necessary)
Performs
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Hold Position
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very high
Lower
Direct instructions: significantly increase pressing intensity, Tackle Harder
Playing safe (not necessary
Performs
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Take Fewer Risks
Indirect instructions: Hold Position
Creating chancesDoes not perform or contribute but can help with creating chances by making disciplined dribbles down the flank and crosses from deep, and can create opportunities for high pressure counter attacks by closing down and making tackles
... in central midfield (an an auxiliary wide and off-centre MC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Moderate
Lower
Direct instructions: slightly increase pressing intensity, Tackle Harder
ML/MR Support
Defensive Winger (DW) - ML/MR Support
InstructionsSignificantly increase pressing intensity, Tackle Harder, Stay Wider, Run Wide With Ball, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Very attacking
Very direct
Fairly aggressive
Attacking football (4): Tackle Harder, Stay Wider, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Defensive football (1): Run Wide With Ball
Direct plays (4): Stay Wider, Run Wide With Ball, Cross More Often, Dribble More
Aggressive pressing (1): Tackle Harder
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
1.0
1.0
3.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at MC or AML/AMR/AMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR or WBL/WBR/DMC
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC or MC
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AML/AMR/AMC
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, MC or AML/AMR/AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very high
Versatile
Direct instructions: significantly increase pressing intensity, Tackle Harder
Stretching play
Contributes
Fairly low
Versatile
Can perform if instructed to Get Further Forward
Direct instructions: Stay Wider
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Fairly high
Versatile
Direct instructions: Cross More Often, Dribble More
Indirect instructions: Stay Wider
... in central midfield (an an auxiliary wide and off-centre MC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Moderate
Versatile
Direct instructions: slightly increase pressing intensity, Tackle Harder

Wide Playmaker (WP)

ML/MR Support
Wide Playmaker (WP) - ML/MR Support
InstructionsSit Narrower, Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Shoot Less Often, Take More Risks
Hidden instructions: collect the ball more, use more creative freedom, focus play (this role is a playmaker focal role which instructs a player's teammates to pass to him more often)
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Fairly attacking
Extremely short
Balanced
Attacking football (4): Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Defensive football (3): Sit Narrower, Cross Less Often, Shoot Less Often
Short plays (8): Sit Narrower, Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Shoot Less Often, Take More Risks, collect the ball move, use more creative freedom
Specific analysisTactical theory: auxiliary attacking midfield advanced-playmaker, auxiliary technical number-ten attacking midfielder
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
1.0
1.0
3.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at MC or AML/AMR/AMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR or WBL/WBR/DMC
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC or MC
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AML/AMR/AMC
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, MC or AML/AMR/AMC
... in central midfield:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at MC/ML/MR
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DC/DL/DR or DMC/WBL/WBR
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at DC/DL/DR, DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
... in central attack:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at AMC/AML/AMR or STC
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AMC/AML/AMR or STC
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at AMC/AML/AMR or STC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Versatile
... in central midfield (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre MC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Stretching play
Performs
Fairly low
Versatile
Direct instructions: Roam From Position
Creating chances
Performs
Very high
Versatile
Direct instructions: Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Indirect instructions: Shoot Less Often
... in central attack (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre, sitting AMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Creating chances
Performs
Very high
Versatile
Performs as a technical number-ten - useful for attacking football and short plays
Direct instructions: Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Indirect instructions: Shoot Less Often
ML/MR Attack
Wide Playmaker (WP) - ML/MR Attack
InstructionsSit Narrower, Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Dribble More, Shoot Less Often, Take More Risks
Hidden instructions: collect the ball more, use more creative freedom, focus play (this role is a playmaker focal role which instructs a player's teammates to pass to him more often)
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Attacking
Extremely short
Balanced
Attacking football (5): Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Dribble More, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Defensive football (3): Sit Narrower, Cross Less Often, Shoot Less Often
Direct plays (1): Dribble More
Short plays (8): Sit Narrower, Roam From Position, Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Shoot Less Often, Take More Risks, collect the ball more, use more creative freedom
Specific analysisTactical theory: auxiliary attacking midfield advanced-playmaker, auxiliary technical number-ten attacking midfielder
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
1.5
0.5
2.5
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at MC or AML/AMR/AMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR or WBL/WBR/DMC
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC or MC
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AML/AMR/AMC
... in central midfield:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at MC/ML/MR
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DC/DL/DR or DMC/WBL/WBR
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
... in central attack:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at AMC/AML/AMR or STC
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AMC/AML/AMR or STC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Higher
... in central midfield (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre MC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover
Performs atypically
Very low
Lower
Atypical focus level - may not perform effectively due to a lower focus (providing cover as a whole is high importance)
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Higher
Stretching play
Performs
Fairly low
Higher
Direct instructions: Roam From Position
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Extremely high
Higher
Direct instructions: Dribble More, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Indirect instructions: Shoot Less Often
... in central attack (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre, sitting AMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Creating chances
Performs
Extremely high
Higher
Performs as a technical number-ten - useful for attacking football and short plays
Direct instructions: Dribble More, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Indirect instructions: Shoot Less Often

Inverted Winger (IW)

ML/MR Support
Inverted Winger (IW) - ML/MR Support
InstructionsCut Inside With Ball, Dribble More
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Attacking
Mixed
Balanced
Attacking football (2): Cut Inside With Ball, Dribble More
Direct plays (1): Dribble More
Short plays (1): Cut Inside With Ball
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
1.0
1.0
3.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at MC or AML/AMR/AMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR or WBL/WBR/DMC
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC or MC
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AML/AMR/AMC
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, MC or AML/AMR/AMC
... in central midfield:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at MC/ML/MR
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DC/DL/DR or DMC/WBL/WBR
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at DC/DL/DR, DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
... in central attack:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at AMC/AML/AMR or STC
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AMC/AML/AMR or STC
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at AMC/AML/AMR or STC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing attacking cover (not necessary)
Performs atypically but vacates area
Very low
Versatile
Atypical instructions: Dribble More
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Stretching play
Contributes but vacates area
Very low
Versatile
Can perform if instructed to Get Further Forward but vacates area
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs but vacates area
Fairly low
Versatile
Direct instructions: Dribble More
... in central midfield (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre MC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Stretching play
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Fairly low
Versatile
Direct instructions: Dribble More
Taking chances (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
... in central attack (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre, sitting AMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Creating chances
Contributes
Fairly low
Versatile
Can perform if instructed to Take More Risks (as a technical number-ten - useful for attacking football and short plays)
Direct instructions: Dribble More
Taking chances
Performs atypically
Very low
Versatile
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Atypical instructions: auxiliary sitting player
ML/MR Attack
Inverted Winger (IW) - ML/MR Attack
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Cut Inside With Ball, Dribble More
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Attacking
Mixed
Balanced
Attacking football (2): Cut Inside With Ball, Dribble More
Direct plays (1): Dribble More
Short plays (1): Cut Inside With Ball
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
2.0
0.0
2.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC or MC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AML/AMR/AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC or MC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AML/AMR/AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, MC or AML/AMR/AMC
... in central midfield:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DC/DL/DR, DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DC/DL/DR, DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
... in central attack:
Partner
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AMC/AML/AMR or STC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at AMC/AML/AMR or STC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at AMC/AML/AMR or STC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Higher
Stretching play
Performs but vacates area
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs but vacates area
Fairly low
Higher
Direct instructions: Dribble More
... in central midfield (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre MC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Stretching play
Performs
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs but vacates area
Fairly low
Higher
Direct instructions: Dribble More
Taking chances (not necessary)
Performs but vacates area
Very low
Higher
Indirect instructions: Get Further Forward, Dribble More
... in central attack (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre, supporting AMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Stretching play
Contributes
Very low
Higher
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Contributes
Fairly low
Higher
Can perform if instructed to Take More Risks
(as a technical number-ten - useful for attacking football and short plays)
Direct instructions: Dribble More
Taking chances
Performs
Very low
Higher
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
AML/AMR Support
Inverted Winger (IW) - AML/AMR Support
InstructionsCut Inside With Ball, Dribble More
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Attacking
Mixed
Balanced
Attacking football (2): Cut Inside With Ball, Dribble More
Direct plays (1): Dribble More
Short plays (1): Cut Inside With Ball
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
2.0
0.0
2.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at AMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC or ML/MR/MC
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
... in central attack:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at AMC/AML/AMR or STC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at MC/ML/MR or AMC/AML/AMR
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at STC
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at DMC/WBL/WBR, MC/ML/MR, AMC/AML/AMR or STC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing attacking cover (not necessary)
Performs atypically but vacates area
Very low
Versatile
Atypical instructions: Dribble More
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Stretching play
Contributes but vacates area
Very low
Versatile
Can perform if instructed to Get Further Forward but vacates area
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs but vacates area
Fairly low
Versatile
Direct instructions: Dribble More
... in central attack (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre AMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Stretching play
Contributes
Very low
Versatile
Can perform if instructed to Get Further Forward
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Contributes
Fairly low
Versatile
Can perform if instructed to Take More Risks (as a technical number-ten - useful for attacking football and short plays)
Direct instructions: Dribble More
Taking chances
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
AML/AMR Attack
Inverted Winger (IW) - AML/AMR Attack
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Cut Inside With Ball, Dribble More
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Attacking
Mixed
Balanced
Attacking football (2): Cut Inside With Ball, Dribble More
Direct plays (1): Dribble More
Short plays (1): Cut Inside With Ball
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
3.0
0.0
1.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
... in central attack:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DMC/WBL/WBR, MC/ML/MR or AMC/AML/AMR
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at STC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at MC/ML/MR or AMC/AML/AMR
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at STC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DMC/WBL/WBR, MC/ML/MR, AMC/AML/AMR or STC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Higher
Stretching play
Performs but vacates area
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs but vacates area
Fairly low
Higher
Direct instructions: Dribble More
... in central attack (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre AMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Stretching play
Performs
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Contributes
Fairly low
Higher
Direct instructions: Dribble More
Taking chances
Performs
Very low
Higher
Indirect instructions: Get Further Forward, Dribble More

Advanced Playmaker (AP)

AML/AMR Support
Advanced Playmaker (AP) - AML/AMR Support
InstructionsCut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Shoot Less Often, Take More Risks
Hidden instructions: make more disciplined movement, collect the ball more, use more creative freedom, focus play (this role is a playmaker focal role which instructs a player's teammates to pass to him more often)
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Mixed
Extremely short
Balanced
Attacking football (3): Cut Inside With Ball, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Defensive football (3): Cross Less Often, Shoot Less Often, make more disciplined movement
Direct plays (1): make more disciplined movement
Short plays (6): Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Shoot Less Often, Take More Risks, collect the ball more, use more creative freedom
Specific analysisTactical theory: auxiliary attacking midfield advanced-playmaker, auxiliary technical number-ten attacking midfielder
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
2.0
0.0
2.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at AMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC or ML/MR/MC
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
... in central attack:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at AMC/AML/AMR or STC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at MC/ML/MR or AMC/AML/AMR
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at STC
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at DMC/WBL/WBR, MC/ML/MR, AMC/AML/AMR or STC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing attacking cover (not necessary)
Performs but vacates area
Fairly low
Versatile
Direct instructions: make more disciplined movement
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Versatile
... in central attack (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre AMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Creating chances
Performs
Very high
Versatile
Performs as a technical number-ten - useful for attacking football and short plays
Direct instructions: Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Indirect instructions: Shoot Less Often
AML/AMR Attack
Advanced Playmaker (AP) - AML/AMR Attack
InstructionsCut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Dribble More, Shoot Less Often, Take More Risks
Hidden instructions: make more disciplined movement, collect the ball more, use more creative freedom, focus play (this role is a playmaker focal role which instructs a player's teammates to pass to him more often)
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Fairly attacking
Very short
Balanced
Attacking football (4): Cut Inside With Ball, Dribble More, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Defensive football (3): Cross Less Often, Shoot Less Often, make more disciplined movement
Direct plays (2): Dribble More, make more disciplined movement
Short plays (6): Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Shoot Less Often, Take More Risks, collect the ball more, use more creative freedom
Specific analysisTactical theory: auxiliary attacking midfield advanced-playmaker, auxiliary technical number-ten attacking midfielder
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
2.5
0.0
1.5
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at AMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC or ML/MR/MC
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
... in central attack:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at AMC/AML/AMR or STC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at MC/ML/MR or AMC/AML/AMR
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at STC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing attacking cover (not necessary)
Performs atypically but vacates area
Fairly low
Lower
Direct instructions: make more disciplined movement
Atypical instructions: Dribble More
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Higher
... in central attack (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre AMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Creating chances
Performs
Extremely high
Higher
Performs as a technical number-ten - useful for attacking football and short plays
Direct instructions: Dribble More, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Indirect instructions: Shoot Less Often

Inside Forward (IF)

AML/AMR Support
Inside Forward (IF) - AML/AMR Support
InstructionsCut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Dribble More, Take More Risks
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Attacking
Short
Balanced
Attacking football (3): Cut Inside With Ball, Dribble More, Take More Risks
Defensive football (1): Cross Less Often
Direct plays (1): Dribble More
Short plays (3): Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Take More Risks
Specific analysisTactical theory: auxiliary technical number-ten attacking midfielder
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
2.0
0.0
2.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at AMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC or ML/MR/MC
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
... in central attack:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at AMC/AML/AMR or STC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at MC/ML/MR or AMC/AML/AMR
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at STC
Balanced interchanging - useful for more fluid playing systems
Interchanging partner
Pair with: another interchanging partner at DMC/WBL/WBR, MC/ML/MR, AMC/AML/AMR or STC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing attacking cover (not necessary)
Performs atypically but vacates area
Very low
Versatile
Atypical instructions: Dribble More
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Stretching play
Contributes but vacates area
Very low
Versatile
Can perform if instructed to Get Further Forward but vacates area
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
... in central attack (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre AMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Stretching play
Contributes
Very low
Versatile
Can perform if instructed to Get Further Forward
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Fairly high
Versatile
Performs as a technical number-ten - useful for attacking football and short plays
Direct instructions: Dribble More, Take More Risks
Taking chances
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
AML/AMR Attack
Inside Forward (IF) - AML/AMR Attack
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Dribble More, Take More Risks
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Attacking
Short
Balanced
Attacking football (3): Cut Inside With Ball, Dribble More, Take More Risks
Defensive football (1): Cross Less Often
Direct plays (1): Dribble More
Short plays (3): Cut Inside With Ball, Cross Less Often, Take More Risks
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
3.0
0.0
1.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
... in central attack:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DMC/WBL/WBR, MC/ML/MR or AMC/AML/AMR
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at STC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at MC/ML/MR or AMC/AML/AMR
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at STC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DMC/WBL/WBR, MC/ML/MR, AMC/AML/AMR or STC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Higher
Stretching play
Performs but vacates area
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
... in central attack (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre AMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Stretching play
Performs
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Contributes
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Dribble More, Take More Risks
Taking chances
Performs
Very low
Higher
Indirect instructions: Get Further Forward, Dribble More

Trequartista (T)

AML/AMR Attack
Trequartista (T) - AML/AMR Attack
InstructionsSignificantly decrease pressing intensity, Ease Off Tackles, Roam From Position, Dribble More, Take More Risks
Hidden instructions: collect the ball more, use more creative freedom, focus play (this role is a playmaker focal role which instructs a player's teammates to pass to him more often)
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Very attacking
Very short
Fairly cautious
Attacking football (4): Roam From Position, Dribble More, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Defensive football (1): Ease Off Tackles
Direct plays (1): Dribble More
Short plays (4): Roam From Position, Take More Risks, collect the ball more, use more creative freedom
Containment (1): Ease Off Tackles
Specific analysisTactical theory: auxiliary attacking midfield advanced-playmaker, auxiliary technical number-ten attacking midfielder
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
2.5
0.0
1.5
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at AMC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC or ML/MR/MC
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
... in central attack:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at AMC/AML/AMR or STC
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DMC/WBL/WBR or MC/ML/MR
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at MC/ML/MR or AMC/AML/AMR
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at STC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very high
Lower
Direct instructions: significantly decrease pressing intensity, Ease Off Tackles
Stretching play
Contributes
Fairly low
Higher
Can perform if instructed to Get Further Forward (however, this instruction is not available for this role)
Direct instructions: Roam From Position
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Fairly high
Higher
Direct instructions: Dribble More, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
... in central attack (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre AMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Stretching play
Contributes
Fairly low
Higher
Can perform if instructed to Get Further Forward (however, this instruction is not available for this role)
Direct instructions: Roam From Position
Indirect instructions: Dribble More
Creating chances
Performs
Very high
Higher
Performs as a technical number-ten - useful for attacking football and short plays
Direct instructions: Dribble More, Take More Risks, use more creative freedom
Taking chances
Performs
Very low
Higher
Indirect instructions: Roam From Position, Dribble More

Wide Target Man (WTM)

AML/AMR Support
Wide Target Man (WTM) - AML/AMR Support
InstructionsHold Position, Hold Up Ball, Dribble Less
Hidden instructions: focus play directly (this role is a target-man focal role which instructs a player's teammates to pass to him more often with increased passing directness)
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Defensive
Very direct
Balanced
Defensive football (2): Hold Position, Dribble Less
Direct plays (4): Hold Position, Hold Up Ball, focus play directly (indirectly increases passing directness for teammates)
Short plays (1): Dribble Less
Specific analysisThis role instructs a player to use his physical presence to create chances and is most suitable for use with a role at DL/DR or WBL/WBR that instructs movement close to him, such as Full Back (Support/Attack) or Wing Back (Support/Attack), as well as two players at AMC or STC
Tactical theory: restricted flank-target-man, flank-target-man
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
1.5
0.0
2.5
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
Low risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at AMC
Low risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC or ML/MR/MC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at AMC
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Ancillary partner
Pair with: an attacking partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC or ML/MR/MC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing attacking cover (not necessary)
Performs
Moderate
Versatile
Direct instructions: Hold Position
Indirect instructions: Dribble Less
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Versatile
Playing safe (not necessary)
Performs
Fairly low
Versatile
Direct instructions: Dribble Less
Indirect instructions: Hold Position
Creating chances
Performs
Moderate
Versatile
Direct instructions: Hold Up Ball, Dribble Less
AML/AMR Attack
Wide Target Man (WTM) - AML/AMR Attack
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Hold Up Ball, Dribble Less
Hidden instructions: focus play directly (this role is a target-man focal role which instructs a player's teammates to pass to him more often with increased passing directness)
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Fairly defensive
Direct
Balanced
Defensive football (1): em>Dribble Less
Direct plays (3): Hold Up Ball, focus play directly (indirectly increases passing directness for teammates)
Short plays (1): Dribble Less
Specific analysisThis role instructs a player to use his physical presence to create chances and is most suitable for use with a role at DL/DR or WBL/WBR that instructs movement close to him, such as Full Back (Support/Attack) or Wing Back (Support/Attack), as well as two players at AMC or STC
Tactical theory: restricted flank-target-man, flank-target-man
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
3.0
0.0
1.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Higher
Stretching play
Performs atypically
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward
Atypical instructions: Dribble Less
Playing safe (not necessary
Performs
Fairly low
Lower
Direct instructions: Dribble Less
Creating chances
Performs
Moderate
Higher
Direct instructions: Hold Up Ball, Dribble Less

Raumdeuter (RMD)

AML/AMR Attack
Raumdeuter (RMD) - AML/AMR Attack
InstructionsGet Further Forward, Sit Narrower, Move Into Channels, Roam From Position, decrease passing directness, Cross Less Often
Hidden instructions: make more dribbles into vertical channels
Natural playing styles
Core
Attacking
Defensive
Mixed
Very short
Balanced
Attacking football (2): Move Into Channels, Roam From Position
Defensive football (2): Sit Narrower, Cross Less Often
Direct plays (1): make more dribbles into vertical channels
Short plays (4): Sit Narrower, Move Into Channels, Cross Less Often, Roam From Position
Specific analysisThis role instructs a player to make forward runs off the flank into available space in central attack and is most suitable for use with a central attack role, preferably at STC, that moves relatively deeper and creates space for him, such as Deep Lying Forward, Target Man (Support), Complete Forward (Support), Pressing Forward (Support) or False Nine (Support), especially if no AMC is used, while a decreased line of engagement can also give him more space to move into on the counter attack
Tactical theory: wide-poacher, auxiliary attacking midfield poacher
Forward movement scores
Penetration
Solidity
Support
3.0
0.0
1.0
Forward movement partnerships ...
... on the flank:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DL/DR/DC, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DL/DR, WBL/WBR/DMC, ML/MR/MC or AMC
... in central attack:
Partner
High risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at DMC/WBL/WBR, MC/ML/MR or AMC/AML/AMR
High risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at STC
Medium risk direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at MC/ML/MR or AMC/AML/AMR
Medium risk overlapping - useful for attacking football and short plays
Attacking partner
Pair with: an ancillary partner at STC
Overloading direct - useful for defensive football and direct plays
Overloading partner
Pair with: another overloading partner at DMC/WBL/WBR, MC/ML/MR, AMC/AML/AMR or STC
Positional responsibilities ...
... on the flank:
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Higher
Playing safe (not necessary)
Performs atypically
Moderate
Lower
Direct instructions: decrease passing directness, Cross Less Often
Indirect instructions: Sit Narrower
Atypical instructions: Move Into Channels, Roam From Position
... in central attack (as an auxiliary wide and off-centre AMC):
Performs / Contributes
Specialism level
Focus level
Providing defensive cover (not necessary)
Performs
Very low
Lower
Applying defensive pressure
Performs
Very low
Higher
Stretching play
Performs
Very high
Higher
Direct instructions: Get Further Forward, Move Into Channels, Roam From Position
Playing safe (not necessary)
Performs atypically
Fairly low
Lower
Direct instructions: decrease passing directness
Atypical instructions: Move Into Channels, Roam From Position
Taking chances
Performs
Very low
Higher
Indirect instructions: Get Further Forward, Move Into Channels, Roam From Position