Welcome to my 41212(2) Guide, it is my first guide so please bear with me if i miss anything out. Since the start of FIFA 15 i would like to think i have become known within the FIFA community, many people have asked me to do a guide so here i am. Its not going to be a very long guide but i hope you gain something from reading it.
The reason i have chosen to use this formation is simple, i like to play a fast and direct play style. Last fifa i used 4-3-1-2 with great success but i wasn't a fan of it this year. However this formation is similar in many areas, one being the shape of it. You can also use it for a different style such as counter attacking. In my opinion its the most well rounded formation there is, the midfield is very solid with a CDM, 2 CM's and a CAM all having important parts to play. I will get into more detail about each position later on.
Not many people think this is a important choice but how many times does your opponent get through 1on1 and your depending on your GK pulling a wonder save to keep you in the game. Hes not going to save everything but pulling of those important saves can make such a difference.
I like to use 6'5 or taller keepers as they seems to always get that hand to the ball where smaller keepers wouldn't.
- Begovic, Cech, Van der Saar
In these 2 positions you mainly just need pace but at the same time you need someone whos got the strength to shove a player off the ball without getting pushed of himself.
- Walker, Alba, Alaba, Azpilicueta, Marcelo, Konko, De Marcos, Abate, Roberto Carlos
(High/Medium, Medium/Medium, High/High)
The duo at the back, the wall between your defense and keeper. These 2 players need to be chosen carefully because if one of the 2 is slacking then it will effect your team. Definitely need to have pace, strength and jumping with the correct work rates.
- Mangala, Chiellini, Boateng, Barzagli, Manolas, Rudiger, IF Koscielny, Miranda, Zouma, Sokratis, Blanc, Maldini
(Medium/High, Low/High, Medium/Medium) Only 1 Medium if necessary
Centre Defensive Midfield
The anchor in the team, even though they always venture forward looking to bag a goal. This player will be involved in most of your chances in my experience so you need to choose a well rounded player. Ive always liked Rooney as a CDM just because they always get forward and he has the finishing and power to do that.
- Rooney, Khedira, Kouyate, Gustavo, Fernandinho, Guarin, Vidal, Nainggolan, Vieira
(Medium/High, High/High, Medium/Medium)
These like to do multiple jobs in defense and attack so you need a versatile player in each position. They also give you a bit of width on each side to run into space with. I would normally have 2 High/High players so they can get up a down the pitch ( Ramires is a ideal choice )
- Ramires, Nainggolan, Dembele, Muller, Hernanes, Rodriguez, Pjanic, Andre Andre
Centre Attacking Midfield
The playmaker that brings everything together, most important player on the pitch. Scores and assists numerous times, make sure to put alot of thought into this player ( Gullit is a prime example best player in the game IMO )
- De Bruyne, IF Payet, Eriksen, Di Maria, Suarez, David Silva, Isco, Koke, Rodriguez, GULLIT
(High/Medium, High/Low, Medium/Medium) Try and stay away from Medium/Medium
The 2 to finish off the team, you need finishers and well rounded players. If you know how to do some skills such as ball rolls then get 1 agile and good skiller up there. Preferbally 2 High/Low's if you can.
- Aguero, Dybala, Griezmann, Lacazette, Aubameyang, Benzema, Ibrahimovic, IF Gervinho, Doumbia, Tevez, Martinez, Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar, Suarez, Weah
(High/Low, High/Medium, Medium/Low)
You are able to achieve quick passes with the CM's/CAM and strikers to open up space behind the defense.
Defense seems to always hold the correct shape.
Counter High Pressure
Versatile for both counter attacking and possession play.
RCM/LCM come back and stay up when necessary and drift wide to cancel out the lack of width at times.
Easy 1-2 passes as the midfield is so compact
: Cant really find any cons as with this formation as i have so much success with it, only think i notice sometimes is the width but thats minimal
RB - Default
CB - Default
CB - Default
LB - Default
CDM - Stay Back While Attacking
RCM - Default
LCM - Default
CAM - Default
RS - Press Back Line, Get in Behind
LS - Press Back Line, Get in Behind
Only put the LB and RB on Stay Back if you feel vulnerable to counter attacks but your losing the extra attacking runs down the wings if you choose this option.
Team Width 52
This custom tactic suits me very well as i play a quick and direct game. Many people may not find this successful for them. If you cant seem to get these to work then i suggest switching some things around to suit your style such as passing. Also drop pressure and aggression to around 40 if you like to sit back instead of a high line.
I start with 4321 with the last team then switch to 41212(2) at the start of the game.
As i said at the start its not very detailed, im not one to write a massive guide. I would rather get the main things down and answer everyone who needs to find something that i have missed out. So dont hesitate to ask any questions and i will try my best to answer them.
Thanks for reading, any questions just reply to the thread and ill get back to you ASAP.
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