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Attacking 4-3-3 Tactic for FM15

This is a full blown attacking tactic designed to score you lots of well worked passing goals. It is not recommended for defensive minded teams or teams with players of a low technical ability.

By on Apr 02, 2015   22355 views   7 comments
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FM 2015 Tactics - Attacking 4-3-3 Tactic for FM15
Quick note before reading on:
This tactic has been developed and designed for use by bigger and more reputable teams. I can not guarantee it being successful for smaller lower league teams.

The tactic is a very attacking tactic which encourages teams to pass their way high up the pitch and avoid direct and long range football. This can often result in the team being open at the back, so I do not recommend it if you're aiming to get a lot of clean sheets.

I first noticed how successful this tactic was when I went my whole first season unbeaten with Barcelona, including 3 wins over Real Madrid. This lead to me deciding to test the tactic out with an arguably smaller team, Liverpool. In my first season I managed to win the champions league and in my second and third season I managed to do the double and win the premier league and fa cup. Also in the third season I managed to get through to the champions league final only to lose 3-2 to Manchester city.

Champions league final in 2014/2015...



The formation is a customised 4-3-3 with pushed on wing backs and a deeper lying defensive midfielder (anchor man).



The player roles are based on retaining the ball and getting many men forward to support attacks.



The team instructions encourage the team to push high up the field but be patient when building attacks.



The edited attacking corner technique organises players to go short to collect the ball before laying it off to another player in a more central position. This player would then normally take a shot at goal.



The recommended training set-up would be team cohesion as the main focus during pre season and then attack as the main focus during the rest of the season. The match training should always be on match tactics and the scheduling should be focused towards match training during the pre season and then levelled out for the rest of the season.

During pre season...


During the rest of the season...


I believe this tactic works well because of the way the player roles compliment each other. For example the inside forwards and the complete wing backs. These work well because the wing backs provide another option for the inside forwards when they are attacking, this could either draw defenders away and create space for the inside forwards to run into or leave the defenders outnumbered and mean with a simple pass the wing backs could be played through on goal. This results in alot of goals being scored from the wings.

Another 2 player roles that compliment each other well are the advanced playmaker and the false nine. This is because the false nine usually drops deeper into midfield and acts more than an attacking midfielder meaning the advanced midfielder has an extra option to pass to. This often leads to quick link up between these two players and sometimes even results in direct goals being scored.

The final selected player roles that compliment each other well are the centre defenders and the anchor man. This is because the anchor man often falls back in between the 2 centre defenders and creates a sort of make shift back 3. This means the tactic is much more defensively balanced and prevents it conceding as many goals.

Thank you for looking at my tactic. Here is one more example of the sort of success it can bring teams when being used effectively.



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Discussion: Attacking 4-3-3 Tactic for FM15

7 comments have been posted so far.

  • SimichC's avatar
    Amazing taktic got 1st in BPL 1st season with Man U and Mata won BallonDor and My new sågning vela won world player of the year
  • Spajkowy's avatar
    @atomicghostz
    For me this tactics work perfect. I play a second season in my Bayern Career Mode and I defended with this tactic UEFA Champions League title and win Bundesliga with 88 points (2th Bayer Leverkusen - 63 points). This is the best match i played with this tactic ;]



    Sorry if my english is bad ;)
  • andresh88's avatar
    for now I have tried with the liverpool from January 2015, and I must say it took me more goals that's for sure .... but the defense how do I set it ??
  • atomicghostz's avatar
    I think that really depends on how strong your team is. With my liverpool team I used attacking and very fluid in near enough all the games and it worked better against the bigger teams than when I used a counter and control variation
  • Big red's avatar
    Even against good sides home and away?
  • atomicghostz's avatar
    Attacking and very fluid
  • Big red's avatar
    What's team shape and mentallity
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