Can anyone chip-in and offer up some suggestions on a formation/ defensive players to buy to get the best out of these players?
No surprises, but my chemistry is really struggling - and defence looks like the only area of the team I can work-on.
Not sure you have enough to work with to be honest.... Fitting in SBC Thiago/SBC Hamsik and SBC Cavani in is awkward at best, not sure you can fit all of them in on full chemistry.
You can obviously run all but one of them together as you get strong links between Cavani/Neymar plus you get strong links between SBC Thiago, Boateng and Alaba which is a solid three players.
Bale/Modric obviously strong link, but I tried doing a 4-3-3 / 4-3-2-1 with these but nothing to get them all 'in position on maximum chemistry'.
I think if you must ensure all players on in position and on maximum chemistry, you will need to choose between Hamsik and Thiago.
The rest fit pretty well.
You can use either Thiago/Alaba/Boateng or you can use Hamsik/Sandro/Another Serie A defender, e.g. Koulibaly for strong link as he is from Napoli.
I am sure there are other options, someone on here could probably find a way to fit these players together, but I can't.
I must admit, I probably prefer SBC Hamsik to SBC Thiago (for CM position as he is better 'all rounder' due to his defensive stat), but I didn't rate either 'that great' - Vidal is probably a better bet for a CM specifically.
It could be easier to fit them all in if you use Casemiro to also link to Neymar? Or a Spanish player with a strong link to Bale and a weak link to Thiago.
Sorry I couldn't help
Best bet would be a CDM/CM icon thrown in there, but if you want a three man midfield, that means you need to replace Modric, SBC Thiago or SBC Hamsik anyway.
The awkwardness is because Bale/Hamsik/Neymar/Cavani/Modric are all different nationalities.... You can experiment with Alex Sandro's weak link to Neymar etc and get most of the players on full chemistry, but the player in the middle will not get chemistry from everyone
Even tried throwing in IF Allan and players like that, but I just cannot get chemistry on all those players in the same team, even trying all formations.
It is like an impossible puzzle lol - didn't try running players 'out of position though' as they won't be on full chemistry if you do that anyway.
I would suggest to replace either Hamsik or Thiago with an icon and it will work nicely, plus you can use strong triangles of Boateng/Alaba, or Sandro and a good Serie A player at CB.
Would probably recommend Boateng as you can put Fahrmann in goal that way.
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I can think of a way to get them all on chemistry apart from Thiago or Hamsik if you use 4321. Koulibaly/Boateng LCB, Ghoulam/Alaba LB, Hamsik/Thiago LCM. Casemiro CCM, Modric RCM, Bale RF. Neymar LF and Cavani ST. For GK, RCB and RB you can use whoever. For example the Man United trio in De Gea, Bailly and Valencia
It just depends what triangle you wanna use the left side. The Napoli one for Hamsik or the Bayern one for Thiago