So this formation, like last year is still meta and one of the hardest to play against, atleast last year there was some difficulty in build up but timed finesse has made that almost non existent. It's also the most potent formation for AI defending (majority of players I played today have done so with the 4231).
Played about 30 games today and out of those ~24 or so were people switching to 4231 and only a few of the ones I played didn't use timed finishing. The rest were either 41212(2) or the normal 41212.
I personally play 4411 and have struggled so much against 4231. Point of this thread is to ask if anyone has found a decent counter to this formation?
451 seems to work quite well at countering the 3 formations mentioned but it suffers a lot when it comes to defending timed finishing.