These tweaks have worked well for me against the CPU. Tactics and formations do matter and make a significant difference in the game. If anyone has got any tips (even if it's speculation), feel free to add them to this thread. Problem: Striker drifting wide too often Proposed solution: Low attacking workrate for strikers I've been frustrated in the past by strikers drifting outwide too often, and often getting in the way of wingers or overlapping wingbacks. This is good in some situations but not all. If you want your striker to stay in and around the box drifting only occasionally and not too far wide, then the stikers offensive workrate should be low. This worked extremely well for me, almost no drifting the entire game except to the edge of the box.