Here is a look at the top 3 formations in FIFA 21
In order to maximize your ability in FIFA 21, you need a formation that suits your style of play.
The best formation gives you the strongest balance that you need to win games. Obviously if your favourite players are wingers but the formation doesn’t have any, you can change formation after kick off using the d-pad. Also to have full chemistry you might have to start with a different formation and then switch it in game. Player chemistry is unaffected after the match starts. However subs only have 6 chemistry. Make sure you check our new tactics section showing how to transition between formations in game. Also players are more important than ever so check our best players and new best teams in FIFA sections. We will link here and tweet out when new areas are live.
Without further ado, here’s a look at the top 3 formations in FIFA 21;
The 4-2-3-1 narrow is arguably the most balanced formation in FIFA 21.
It lets you launch devastating attacking sequences without sacrificing your team’s defensive solidity. Pro players like FnaticTekkz and Boras Legend regularly make use of the 4-2-3-1 narrow formation for this exact reason.
The formation features one striker, three attacking midfielders, two defensive-midfielders, and a traditional back-four.
The attacking-midfielders in the 4-2-3-1 operate like wingers. They run into the flanks in an attempt to stretch your opponent’s defence, which, in turn, provides space for your striker to exploit.
If you’ve been struggling to find a balanced formation in FIFA 21, look no further than the 4-2-3-1.
4-4-2 formation FIFA 21
The original formation and a good one to use this year too. Not quite in our top 5 as it just lacks that creative edge unless using the very top players. Good for keeping shape and strong in both defence and attack. Top players have liked it more this year.
Advantages: Solid and well spaced out across the pitch attacking and defending. 2 strikers.
Disadvantages: No designated defensive or attacking midfielder. Have to use player instructions.
The 4-1-2-1-2 narrow is arguably the best formation for making the most out of FIFA 21’s dynamic attacking system.
It features two strikers and a CAM, three of whom combine to wreak havoc on your opponent’s defence thanks to the quick one-twos you’re able to play in the attacking third.
The 4-1-2-1-2 (2) formation is incredibly narrow, so you’ll need to bring your full-backs into play in a bid to give your team some added width. This has its advantages and disadvantages.
The extra width allows you to stretch your opponent’s defence, which, in turn, gives your two strikers ample space to work with up-front.
However, it leaves you susceptible to counter attacks because your full-backs might be high up the pitch instead of their traditional defensive positions, even if you apply the ‘stay back while attacking’ instruction.
On that note, we recommend that you only use the 4-1-2-1-2 (2) formation if you’re very good at attacking – that way, you can focus on outscoring your opponents.
At the end of the day, you set your team up in a way that works best for you, but if you want to break out and try something else, you can do much worse than these four formations.