What formation do you play in WL?

955 posts Professional
Intrigued as to just how widely 4-2-3-1 is used in WL so what formation do you all use?

Personally I use 4-4-2 but after reaching G3 this weekend, I'm going to try out 4-2-3-1 to see what all the fuss is about as well as 4-2-2-2.


  • WorcsEverton
    327 posts Sunday League Hero
    4411. Love the solo striker with a CF just behind. Obviously play possession based passing game.
  • DannySTFC
    7210 posts Big Money Move
  • number7rocky
    7051 posts Big Money Move
    442, been using 4411 abit
  • JimNoShoes
    1020 posts Professional
    433 all out attack! Concede loads but score more!
  • Jrutts
    816 posts Professional
    41212 2
  • Idek
    17516 posts World Class
  • Jimmy89
    636 posts An Exciting Prospect
  • Jordi93
    538 posts An Exciting Prospect
    4321 sometimes, nobody really uses it anymore 🙃 and when people are being ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I change to 4231 to match them.
  • EquinoxShane
    960 posts Semi-Pro
    edited April 2020
    Recently been trying 4222, like it offensively but can feel suspect defensively
  • mhh1981
    3691 posts National Call-Up
    41212-2 for WL. But every game so far this WL has been against 4231 1 depth and drop back. Every game is a chore
  • fussydutchman
    1723 posts Play-Off Hero

    Works great.
  • Pepe Le DiLzZ
    16645 posts World Class
    edited April 2020
  • EisenErmin
    10927 posts Has That Special Something
  • EisenErmin
    10927 posts Has That Special Something

    Works great.


    Mind sharing tactics and instructions? I have a 451(2) setup myself and got Gold 1 twice in a row using it.
  • TW1103
    3727 posts National Call-Up
    4-2-4, which plays more like an aggressive 4-1-3-2
  • Ben
    5444 posts Big Money Move
  • fussydutchman
    1723 posts Play-Off Hero
    edited April 2020
    EisenErmin wrote: »

    Works great.


    Mind sharing tactics and instructions? I have a 451(2) setup myself and got Gold 1 twice in a row using it.

    Hey @EisenErmin, here’s what I’m using.

    Defensive tactic:
    4 width
    3 depth
    6 width
    3 players in box
    1 corners
    1 free kicks
    Striker: Balanced width, Get in Behind, Conservative Interceptions, Come Back on Def
    Wingers: Default except Come Back on Def
    CMs: All on Stay Back, Cover Center, Stay on Edge of Box, middle CM is on Drop Between Defenders
    Defenders: All on Stay Back

    Attacking tactic (I usually use this one):
    5 width
    5 depth
    6 width
    4 players in box
    1 corners
    2 free kicks
    Striker: balanced, mixed, stay forward
    Wingers: Default except Get into the Box for Cross
    RCM and LCM: Balanced, Get into the Box, cover center
    CCM: Drop Between Defenders, stay on edge of box, cover center
    Fullbacks: Balanced

    I also have a more attacking formation where I use Pressure on Heavy Touch and 7 depth, and then set the RCM and LCM on Get Forward, but with the CCM on Drop Between Defenders for some cover.
  • EisenErmin
    10927 posts Has That Special Something

    Thanks for sharing. I will use it in rivals over the week. The 451(2) I use is more attacking than all of your tactics :smile:

    451 (2)

    Press after posession loss
    width 5
    depth: 8

    width: 7
    players in box: 6

    ST: False nine, stay foreward
    RM/LM: free roam, get in behind, get into box for cross
    LCM: Get foreward, free roam, get in box, cover wing
    RCM: Free roam, cover wing
    CCM: cover center, drop between defender
    LB/RB: Stay back (activate dpad join attack almost always) VERY IMPORTANT
    GK: sweeper keeper
  • Rajarshi_CFC
    908 posts Professional
    4231 with fast build up and press after possession loss.
  • Blowed up my last team in rage yesterday so have mostly been going with going 433(2) for the first time this weekend. But I need to figure out something else when I'm behind. Think I will continue with 4411 tomorrow but cant wait till next weekend and a splash at that CF.
  • JoCo1214
    376 posts Sunday League Hero
    433 flat with one of the CMs on get forward and the ST on false 9
  • Dogznuts
    170 posts Has Potential To Be Special

    I lose as many as I win but it’s better fun than spending the entire game defending.
  • Wooly1203
    3437 posts National Call-Up
    I switch between 433(2) / 4231 and 4222 based on what formation I’m playing against and how offensive I need to be in the game.

    I used to play 41212 wide which is insanely fun going forward, but it would leave me open to getting shredded on defense
  • Clancy
    8484 posts League Winner
    442, but I'm not very good G3 if I manage to play all the games
  • starfox1284
    3606 posts National Call-Up
    442, 4222, and 4321
  • Fifa_Hawk_85
    16651 posts World Class
    4222, 41212(2), 4231
  • tommyboyo
    4221 posts National Call-Up
    Lots of different formations listed, but every single opponent i play is 4-2-3-1 or 4-1-2-1-2 narrow!!!!
  • Amdp9
    6674 posts Big Money Move
  • Notformeclive
    2737 posts Fans' Favourite
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