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The midfield of a team decides the ball possession within a match. The higher the ball possession, the bigger the chance of receiving more regular chances.

Midfield is primarily derived from:

However, offensive Central Defenders and Wingbacks, and defensive forwards can add to the midfield rating.

The following contents are based on experience and/or research conducted by Hattrick users — which means that their veracity and accuracy have not been confirmed by any official statement, and consequently they do not necessarily reflect the game reality. Please take this into consideration!

Non-Linear Relationship

LLoko (Lokomotiv Lund, ABC of tactics) has made an investigation on the ball possession to number of chance ratio which shows that the number of chances is not linear to the ball possession; from 65% and upwards, it is very likely that the opponent will not receive a single chance. This knowledge is the basis behind the so-called "All out tactics".

HT-Hasse has made statements in the conferences that directly contradict this theory. See the possession page for more information.