What is the best formation for FIFA 21 [Ultimate Team]

by George Philip
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Choose the best line-up in Fifa 21 (Image: Disclosure / EA Sports FIFA)

Ultimate Team is FIFA’s most played mode, making it also one of the most challenging. One of the most fundamental points in a good performance is to choose the best tactic for your style of play. And for that, you need to test, experiment and know a little about each. Here’s a guide to help you define the best training for you in FIFA 21.

What is the best formation in the FIFA 21 UT?

It would be great to have a simple and straightforward answer to this question, but in fact, you need to test and try each one until you find the one that fits your style of play the most. Even, training is one of the first things you need to try to define.

Building a good cast in Ultimate Team is something that takes time and lots of games. To buy the right players and set your targets, you have to know which formation or variations you want to use.

You need to keep in mind what your goals are, preferences, whether you want to be more offensive, balanced, keep more possession in the middle, play on the sidelines or close more in defense. I will list the positives and negatives of each and help you choose and test the best training for your style of play.

1. Most used formations in Fifa 21

Here, let’s talk about those best known and used in the game. That doesn’t mean it’s them you’re going to adapt to, of course.

  • 4-2-3-1: One of the most used formations in FIFA. It has the security of having two steering wheels assisting in the marking, socks that play on the sides and a CAM in the center. So there’s a range of attack ing moves. However, if the socks go up a lot, they leave room for counterattack behind their backs;
  • 4-1-2-1-2 (2): Variation of the traditional 4-2-2. The two strikers play floating with a midfielder behind them and two central midfielders on each side act on both attack and marking. Because it has only one steering wheel, it is subject to leaving spaces in the middle in case of loss of possession;
  • 4-1-2-1-2: Similar to its variant, the socks play a little more open, like MD and ME, in fact.
  • 4-3-3: Training widely used in UT, has two tips that act alongside the striker and three central midfielders, which do all the function of creating plays and marking in the middle. Offensive, does not have a craft steering wheel and makes room for control of the opponent’s possession in the middle.
  • 4-3-2-1: Similar to the previous one, the tips play as advanced side socks (MAD and MAE) and help a little more in marking;

2. Offensive formations

  • 3-4-1-2: It’s not widely used, it’s almost a variation of the 3-5-2. Three defenders, but without midfielders, leave the half well populated, however in case of counterattack, the defender is very exposed;
  • 3-4-2-1: Same disadvantages as the previous one, with the difference that there are two advanced side socks rather than two attackers, i.e. more help in scoring the middle;
  • 3-4-3: Very offensive training. The attacking options are numerous, since there are virtually six players in the creation of the play, by side or center. However, it is necessary to have excellent exchange of passes, to avoid unnecessary losses, A loss in the middle, leaves completely exposed;
  • 4-3-3 (4): Change from the previous 4-3-3. The difference is that one of the central midfielders becomes an attacking midfielder, that is, greater offensive power;

3. Defensive Formations

  • 5-4-1: Classic defensive formation, with three defenders and defensive wings, forms a line of five players in defense. The middle has two MCs and side socks, with an attacker;
  • 5-2-2-1: It follows with the line of five players in defense, but there are two MCs that populate the center and can assist (even more!) in scoring. The attack and sides are on the side of both ends and the attacker;
  • 5-3-2: It manages to balance a little more, despite the line of five behind, as it positions three MCs that offer options for training plays, with two attackers moving for the last third;
  • 4-3-3: Despite having two points and a striker, which yields good play options in the last third of the field, this formation has two midfielders and an MC instead of an advanced midfielder. There is good marking in the middle and protection to the zaga;

4. Formations for counterattack

  • 4-3-3 (2): It has a steering wheel acting in the middle and together with the two MCs, there are good chances of quick moves to the ends;
  • 4-4-2 (2): It has two steering wheels instead of the MCs, which makes the zaga more protected. Thus, there are chances of counter-attacks by the sides and tables between attackers;

5. Formations for possession

  • 4-5-1: A formation widely used by pro players, because it quite populates the medium, balancing attack and defense. The attacking options are numerous, with two attacking midfielders and two side midfielders.
  • 4-1-2-1-2 (2): If you play the ball well, this training option will work very well. The middle will be completely in your control. But, as I said above, a loss of the ball in attack can leave you exposed and uncovered, because the MCs will be involved in the attacking play;

Formations can be adjusted in customization, with player-specific instructions, for example, instructing MCs to stay more on defense or cover only the medium. There’s no cake recipe. It’s all about adapting to your style of play and practicing a lot!

Good games!

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