This formation requires two box-to-box central midfielders. These players must be very well-rounded, along with high stamina stats. The 4-4-2 formation also requires very quick wingers to take your opponent by surprise on counter-attacks. Fast forwards with high finishing stats are also recommended.
This formation is very similar to the 4-4-2 (Flat), although it is more defensive. As we’re sure you will be starting to notice, box-to-box central midfielders are very important in most formations and this is also the case with this formation.