Thoughts on 4-2-3-1 & 5-2-1-2

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I've mainly been using 4-2-3-1 up until now (the one with 3 x CAM's) with ok success but thinking about switching to 5-2-1-2.

I like to play a passing game, trying to control possession. What's the differences between the two? Will I find the change a struggle, any pros and cons to them both?

I've just purchased Lewandowski so thinking of dropping my CDMs (Hector & Bender) so I can play him alongside Werner in the 5-2-1-2.

Appreciate the advice in advance.


  • GMaZ23
    117 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Not a fan of 5 atb personally, I always feel you lose the midfield battle.
  • Keepthechange
    1666 posts Play-Off Hero
    Completely different formations, 5212 can still be offensive if you instruct the wingbacks to always overlap but imo 4231 is much better for possession.
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