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FIFA 21 Best 4231 Custom Tactics (Wide & Narrow) & Instructions To Win FUT Champions

12/29/2020 1:02:38 PM

In this formation guide, we are going to be talking to you about the 4-2-3-1 formation in FIFA 21 running through the custom tactics and exactly how to play it in-game. 

FIFA 21 4231 Formation Guide

4231 has been the most meta formation in FIFA 21! Ideally, your initial training is not 4-2-3-1. We recommend choosing an eleven with ends and moving on to 4-2-3-1 in the first minute. If you choose this formation as your initial, you'll have to play with three CAMs. But it is not advisable because in FIFA 21 fast players work very well, and it is easier to find fast-paced footballers at a good price than a midfielder whose pace approaches 90. To change the formation in the first minute, simply set the drawing you want in one of the four extra mentalities in addition to balanced. You can, for example, put the 4-2-3-1 on offense and, when you start the match, choose that mentality. So you can use these eleven without using three natural CAMs and take advantage of the speed of the natural extremes. However, you must modify the style of play to leave everything balanced or according to your taste.

FIFA 21 4-2-3-1 Best Custom Tactics

Defensive Tactic

Defensive Style: Pressure On Heavy Touch

Width: 4 Bar

Depth: 6 Bar

Offensive Tactic

Offensive Style: Long Balls

Width: 5 Bar

Player In Box: 5 Bar

Corners: 2 Bar

Free Kicks: 2 Bar


The defensive style that we've run is pressure on heavy touch, how you want to run defensive sides completely up to you and your particular playing style. If you feel like you're a very confident and aggressive defender, and like to win a ball back high at the pitch, one of these two is going to be your best friend: press on heavy touch or press on possession loss. It makes much easier for you to step up, take the ball back off the opponent the easiest time to win the ball back when you've just lost it over. 

Press on heavy touch, it doesn't pull your players a position as much as press-on possession loss but you will still get countered on a little bit more so it is a risk that you should be willing to take.

We run four width and we do go ahead and run sixth depth, we want the defensive line to be high up the pitch because we really want to box the opponent in and want to win the ball back as quick as we can. This obviously does leave us open to the counter attack very easily for the opponent to send that through ball down the line. However, you want to play the game is your choice. For some players who hate sitting really deep, will just find that a lot of the time you're almost inviting so much pressure on when you don't get carried on and you do get what you remember behind the ball. Having that set in the mid come running at you, they have loads of space on the edge of the box. 

Offensive style now we always used to run balanced and possession. It still particularly isn't the most effective way to score this year, however is the easiest way to score and send a three ball down the line up through the middle. The counter attack is very strong. Long ball gives you the ability to send a man on a run, but also if that ball isn't on they cover it or whatever it may be, you can still pass the ball around on the edge of the box and going to have those men there. But if they do see an option to run in behind as you are counter attacking, they will go ahead and take it.  With balanced players inbox, two corners, and two free-kicks, you would definitely not recommend doing is going any higher than two. If you run three four five on your corners and free kicks, you're going to have so many men in the box. They can hit easily on the counter attack so definitely avoid doing that. 

Best 4-2-3-1 Player Instructions

Full Back Instructions

Attacking Runs - Balanced Attack

Interceptions - Normal Interceptions

Run Types - Mixed Attack

Center Back Instructions

Attacking Support - Stay Back While Attacking

Interceptions - Normal Interceptions

Defensive Mid. Instructions

Defensive Behaviour - Cut Passing Lanes

Attacking Support - Stay Back While Attacking

Interceptions - Normal Interceptions

Defensive Position - Cover Center

Attacking Mid. Instructions

Defensive Support - Stay Forward

Support On Crosses - Balanced Crossing Runs

Positioning Freedom - Stick To Position

Interceptions - Normal Interceptions

Right/Left Attacking Mid. Instructions

Defensive Support - Basic Defence Support

Support On Crosses - Get Into The Box For Cross

Positioning Freedom - Stick To Position

Interceptions - Normal Interceptions

Striker Instructions

Support Runs - Balanced Width

Attacking Runs - Get In Behind

Interceptions - Normal Interceptions

Defensive Support - Basic Defence Support


Now when it comes to your actual player instructions, this is all personal preference again. If you love running balance full backs, however, it so regrets like it's not really aggressive for 4231 formations, but you just get caught on the counter so much. So if you want to get the most amount of wins, we probably wouldn't recommend you to do balanced footbaths. Especially if you're not a great right stick switcher, not a great defender, and so on. Your choice though if you want everyone to stay back or balance you can. If you are running two full-backs on balance that means you like to use them to get forward; you have been running your two CDMs on cut passing lane stab up while attacking cover center. However, if you're running stay back while attacking full backs, definitely have one of these center defensive Mids on balance; if you have them both on CDM, you've got four people in the attack, it's very boring and hard to find demand, you'll lose the ball a lot of the time. So make sure you have that sentiment forward.

For the center attacking mid, we have them on stage forward. Our right attacking mid and left attacking mid balance then get into the box across, and then get in behind for the striker, this means that these players are always going to be there. The striker and the CAM, they're going to be available to play that pass out and again hit on the counter. The right attacking Mid and left attacking Mid making the runs of the get into the bots across. So we definitely recommend running that if you want to.  

More Tactical Recommendations For 4-2-3-1 Formation

We've always been playing with a balanced mindset in both attack and defense. We don't experiment with other game styles, so we won't talk about this yet. But there are individual instructions that are interesting. And one of them is to order the left and right CAM's (the ones that act as extremes) to "Enter the finisher". This will cause the CAM of one band to pull diagonals when the move is made by the other. This will surprise the opponent and it won't be isolated in its natural place.

We also recommend that you order "Stay behind when attacking" certain players, but it is not mandatory to do so with all positions. It will depend on how you like to attack. If you want to prioritize defense and don't take advantage of side climbs, you can give that order to both of them so that they're always well placed. Although in attack you will be more limited and have to generate occasions using only midfielders and strikers.

It's also not a bad idea to ask "Stay behind when attacking" the CDMs. At least one of them, to be more protected when we lose the ball and the opponent wants to ride the counterattack.

If you can generate opportunities with the four footballers above (CAM-extremes, natural CAM, and CM) and want to be very safe in defense, you will have to order "Stay behind when attacking" both sides and CDM's. But if you enjoy attacking with more footballers or feel very limited in making plays with only four players, it may be better to give freedom to a side and a CDM. You'll be more vulnerable in defense, but you'll have more offensive resources.

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