FIFA21 Ultimate Team: Top 3 formations

A question every ambitious FIFA player asks himself year after year is which formation is best suited for his FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT). Our coach Kevin Reiser has the latest answers, which we don’t want to withhold from you.
With these formations you will rock your next Weekend League

4-2-3-1 (2) – the all-rounder

The 4-2-3-1 formation is a very well balanced formation. It allows you to attack from the center as well as from the wings. In this formation, special attention is paid to your 10 – the playmaker in the COM position. In order to optimally distribute the ball to the wing or to your striker, he should have at least 4* weak foot. The two 6s in the CM should complement each other as best as possible in terms of their player type. That means: if possible, a defensively oriented player and an offensively oriented CM. Your players in the left and right midfield should have a pace of at least 85. The choice of your striker is a matter of taste: a big boy or a meta-striker – it’s up to you. For example, you certainly can’t go wrong with second in-form Aubameyang from the current TOTW27.

4-1-2-1-2 (2) – through the center

In contrast to the first formation, the focus of the tight diamond in the 4-1-2-1-2 is on playing through the middle. Therefore, you should look for a CDM who is strong in tackling and passing, as well as two CM players with balanced offensive and defensive stats that you can use as all-rounders. Your playmaker is again your COM. As for the forward position, you are more flexible with the 4-1-2-1-2 formation than with the 4-2-3-1, since you don’t have to limit yourself to one striker. It’s a good idea to complement a robust finishing striker with a playmaking striker, for example Erling Haaland with Leroy Sané from FUT Birthday Team 1.

4-4-2 – a classic

GAMERS ACADEMY coach Kevin Reiser presents his top 3 formations
The 4-4-2 is a well-known and proven formation in FIFA Ultimate Team. The only thing you have to keep in mind here is that you have fast wingers on the outside and that your center backs complement each other, just like in the 4-1-2-1-2. It is advantageous to have a defensive and an offensive oriented 6-man. Again, you can choose your strikers according to your taste.

Bonus: 3-5-2 – the crowbar

If you are trailing at the end of the game despite the best formations, sometimes only the crowbar can help – or in our case: the 3-5-2 formation. When you need to win or draw by hook or crook, sometimes only meta strikers can make the difference. And you have plenty of them in this formation – on the flanks, in attack, in attacking midfield. The choice is yours.
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By Kevin Kapfer

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