Best Formation for Beginners
This formation is great for starting off because it doesn’t require special players to work and because it occupies 4 central midfield spots its very easy to get cheap players to fill them. The idea of this formation is to play quick and short passing with a fast build up. If you don’t enjoy wing play, this could be a great formation for you as you can get 3 players moving forward while having a CDM to bulster up your defence.
Having two strikers will really help you play quick linking play and overload a defence so they are unable to track all your players. With manual defending, it really can help exploit a weakness in those that can not win the ball and track runs at the same time. It’s also very handy for unlocking stubborn defenders who are using drop back instructions. On the defensive side, you can bring all 3 centre-midfielders back to create a real wall in front of your defence.
This is more of an offensive set up for my tactics in this formation, I like to focus on a fast build up play to help counter-attack fast and overload a defence with players. I’ll also switch to a possession based build up play if I feel that the fast build up isn’t working or I’m not getting enough time on the ball. This is really good for unlocking a stubborn and overcrowded defence as the quick passes and options can drag players out of position.