Appologise if this thread is posted in the wrong section, thought it would be best suited here.
This is my post from the EA Sports forum, hoping I can get a better reaction here from a forum more popular and active.
Hello everyone. I am the manager of Chelsea in my career mode, about to end the 2014/2015 season.
My problem (sort of) is that I find myself constantly toying with formations and players in my starting 11. I started of using the default Chelsea formation which is the 4-3-3 with the CDM and front 3. I keep finding myself changing to the formation that I think suits my preferred style which is the 4-2-3-1 with two holding CDM an attacking 3 centre midfielders behind the one striker. The problem here lies with the talented squad that I have, many of them were bought with the default formation in mind and most of there prefered postions are in the 4-3-3 and some of them cant play in the positions that I would like and I am struggling to make the 4-2-3-1 formation work.
This is my squad
Goalkeepers - Courtois and Dupire (loanee)
Defenders (RB or players I prefer to play RB) Ivanovic, Bosingwa and Bruma.
Defenders (CB or players I prefer to play CB when needed) - Terry (c), Silva, Cahill, Romeu and Bruma
Defenders (LB or players I prefer to play LB when needed) - Bale, Alba and Bertrand
Midfielders (CDM or players I prefer to play CDM when needed) Martinez, Romeu, Mikel and Felliani
Midfielders (CM or players I prefer to play CM when needed) Hamsik, Modric, Ramires, Sigurdsson, McEachran, Fellaini
Attacking wingers (LW or RW or players I choose to place there) Hazard, Mata, Hulk, Sturridge, Lavezzi, Sigurdsson, Marin.
Centre striker (* or players I choose to place there) Cavani, Hulk and Sturridge.
Players out on loan - Piazon, Williams and Lukaku.
Is there any suggestions as to how I can lay these players out to play in the 4-2-3-1 formation.
That's the sub-forum that you are looking for.
Though sounds like you have too many players
I would not say so, keep in mind 11 of those players start plus I have 5 substitutes. These players need to play both domestic games plus Champions League and the occasional FA and League Cup when it comes up in the calender. December and March are killer months!