How to use this formation
This formation is very similar to the popular 4-4-2 and includes exactly the same links. The 2 attacking midfielders will position very similar to RM and LM when they do not have the ball but due to the generally lower Crossing rating in CAM’s compared to wide midfielders, this will mean that crossing within this formation will most often be less effective. Playing with this formation, the players can contain in the middle, yet spread the ball quickly out wide. There tends to be one particular CDM who is attacking minded, high stamina, who assists the attack. This role is pivotal because they transition from a 4-2-2-2 to a 4-1-3-2 and effortlessly. Using two strikers in this formation will allow you to create more goal scoring opportunities. Having two CAM players and two CDM players will help your team to be able to perform attacks and defenses with more players. Attacking using 4-2-2-2 formation will require to be more on the ground and using the central area of the field.