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FM19 Tactic: Attacking 5-2-3 WB Wide

An attacking and intensive tactic for FM 2019 that took Wolves to the EPL crown in the first Season.

By on Nov 08, 2018   71898 views   7 comments
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Football Manager 2019 Tactics - FM19 Tactic: Attacking 5-2-3 WB Wide


The tactic is rather simple. It looks to be aggressive both in and out of possession; when possession is lost the team will look to counter press to win it back as quickly as possible. Should the ball be won back in the transitional period then the team will continue to aggressively try to win it back, with instructions to engage as soon as possible and try to constrict the opposition to their own half, as well as to get stuck into tackles.

Once the ball is won the team will look to break quickly, focusing play down the flanks with passes into space and roaming wing backs looking to overlap a pair of inside forwards.

This tactic won the EPL with Wolverhampton Wanderers in season one, and earning Raul Jimenez the European Golden Shoe, with 30 goals.







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Discussion: FM19 Tactic: Attacking 5-2-3 WB Wide

7 comments have been posted so far.

  • JeffDogg's avatar
    It's a good tactic, that I also use with Wolves. Although sometimes the fullbacks are very bad (they either are very bad or really decent, no inbetween) and mostly, the DLP is useless. I use Neves, obviously, and he is horrendous. Moutinho is good next to him (12 assists, although he also takes FKs and corners), but Neves is really bad.
  • Robbo.'s avatar
    I had become really frustrated with FM 19. Mostly, due to my strikers not scoring goals and some turgid wins using throw-ins/corner exploits covering up my tactical issues. This tactic solved those issues for me. I was opposed to using a back three for whatever reason. The football in this tactic great and my strikers are converting their chances again. I think because some of the best players in FM are AMC's, loads of tactics feel as though they need to include an AMC. If you have a AMC, use and you must use him, play him as the BBM, he will bang in some beautiful goals and slice open the opposition if he has good vision and passing. Anyway, thank you. This tactic is great and realistic. It improved my enjoyment of the game. Yes, I win most of my matches but the style of play is what's what. Nice work and thank you for sharing
  • King_Tink's avatar
    @akr0asis I don't think it would. The DLP is acting as the defensive anchor of the midfield and to move it into an advanced and supporting role would compromise the defensive integrity, in my opinion
  • akr0asis's avatar
    Do you think the tactic would still work if it had an Advanced Playmaker/Support instead of the Deep Lying Playmaker/Defense ? I've been trying it with PSG and so far it has been wonderful, but I felt like some improvements could still be made ^^' (sorry about my english skills, I'm french)
  • jakthalad69's avatar
    Great tactics thank you! Same issue with the yellows and reds but who cares when you're winning everything! Haha thank you!
  • Plamich's avatar


    I won the promotion. Good tactic. The only problem I had with yellow and red cards.
  • Plamich's avatar

    Almost half of the season. Everything looks very good. Very good defence. Only one defeat !!. My team played against Brest GK...
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