It is no secret today's top teams make thier way by playing on the counter attack, but why has it come to this?
Basically the best way to see what is the best formula for your team is to analyse the game. I like in my simulators to play with the team way forward, basically having two defenders on the half way line, or just behind, with the fullbacks over the half way line. This pushes the whole team forwards, and, with them so far forwards, they put pressue onto the other team. I have no idea what will happen in real life, but this is my fantasy 'style'.
Now, what is perfect tactics? A lot of you would argue that the four four two is perfect as it has balance, but I find my pressure cooker to be more effective. Maybe with the two defenders playing without an off side trap as sweepers would be the best bet? This would clog the goal mouth up so that they can parry the attackers, who won't even come forwards in numbers as they fear the counter themselves!
So, to get the ratios perfect would require all the players in a row for a perfect defense, all in the middle for a perfect midfield, or all up front to promote a perfect attack. This means that the four four two has stats of defense coming to fourty percent, midfield at fourty percent strength, and attack at twnety percent strength. But hold on! All the midfielders could drop back or push forwards to help the attack, so it is a flexible eighty percent defense, eighty percent midfield and sixty percent attack, roughly. If ye to push more people into midfield the midfield stat would go up, the defense stat would stay the same, and the attack stat would go up or stay the same depending on where you pull your midfielders on for whom andwhere.
For this reason I believe the four four two syatem is the best, scientifically.