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4-3-3 HB: Control and Conquer!

A short passing, high pressing 4-3-3 for FM 2019. Attacking wing-backs, a play-maker through the centre, inside forwards and a HB.

By on Oct 27, 2018   83558 views   4 comments
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Football Manager 2019 Tactics - 4-3-3 HB: Control and Conquer!
A physically taxing, high pressing, short passing attempt to dominate possession and get numbers forward. Threats out wide and through the middle, goals come from all areas.

You'll need a 22++ player squad high on work-rate and technical ability.

GK: Rushing out, passing, first touch.

CWBs: Stamina, acceleration, crossing, dribbling.

CB: Acceleration, pace, concentration are desirable, as are jumping reach and heading.

BPD: Passing, dribbling, vision, first touch etc.

HB: Defensive positioning, strength, tackling.

Advanced playmaker (attack): dribbling, balance, technique, acceleration, vision.

DLP (support): Passing, Vision, etc.

Inside forwards (support): pace, acceleration, work rate, first touch, finishing, and decent stamina.

Complete forward (attack): You can probably use any forward type here. In order of appropriateness I'd say: CF (a), PF (a), DLF (a)

Some PPMs:


- Your CWBs cannot be complete defensive numpties or there will be a flood of goals from wide areas.

- In harder games esp away from home consider harder tackling, lowering tempo and even balanced mentality if necessary. You're gonna have a bad time if you're not controlling the game.

- In easier games consider slightly higher tempo, mentality, width, using two CWBs and one IF on attack (the one in front of your defensively stronger CWB).

- You need to rotate.

- Crossing: depending on your centre forwards attributes.

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Discussion: 4-3-3 HB: Control and Conquer!

4 comments have been posted so far.

  • Silverberry's avatar
    It's an amazing tactic! On second season now with a -predicted 5th- Greek team, won greek Superleague 1st season, leading on second, easily qualified on Champions' League group. With minimum to none alterations. I use DLForward, not bad, I just wanted to make him more active (and scoring). Not sure if an AdvFrwd will fit here. Great job anyway!
  • Pablito15's avatar
    This was made on the beta. Changes to the ME since then have made it less strong. Will rework it for the new patch.
  • Kriptonit21's avatar

    So far so good, even the draws. Against Nacional and Sporting CP were great matches were i dominate the entire game, just couldnt make the goal.
    But overall, loved it.

    (19.1.1 patch).

    Post Results in the end of the season. Nice work bro!
  • strincks's avatar

    At this moment, this was the best tactic i have used on FM19 , very consistent , Very good defense , and good offense.

    Here an example of a Supercup Game VS AC Milan

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