Football is a complex game. Formations can leave many a manager (and fan, for that matter) scratching their head trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t.
This formation doesn’t work without wing-backs who have high work-rate and stamina attributes, so they’re a must. Elsewhere, most of your attacking play is going to come through your CAM, so make sure he’s a great dribbler or can lay out those diagonal balls to the onrushing full-backs.
It’s possible to completely throw caution to the wind but, ideally, you’ll want more defensive-minded wingers to counter-attack the smogarsboard of swashbuckling attacking talent at your disposal. Also, if you’re playing Ultimate Team, it may be difficult to come across many LF and RFs.
You’re going to want two flying wingers to complement the CAM, otherwise things will be looking pretty static in the final third. The CDM, though, is the most important player in this formation: without a strong presence it all falls apart. Choose wisely.
It should go without saying that you’ll need two high-class wingers to make this formation work, so make sure they’re there before setting out with this formation. The CDM also needs to be of top quality; try to mix and match with dribblers and passers in CM (maybe convert a CAM or two) to craft a more well-rounded midfield.
There’s no two ways about it: you’re susceptible to the counter with this formation. Hopefully, all being well, you’ll be out of sight long before the opposition get a sniff.