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Best Possession & Goals FM21 Tactic by RDF x FMScout

Been looking for the best Possession based tactic? Look no further! Not only for nice football but also scores PLENTY of goals!

By on Dec 14, 2020   117213 views   11 comments
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Football Manager 2021 Tactics - Best Possession & Goals FM21 Tactic by RDF x FMScout



Having possession of the ball can contribute in fatiguing your opponents. The longer you have the ball and play it around the park, the opposition, if trying to gain possession, will slowly but surely take a toll on the opponents.

Another great thing about having good possession numbers and maybe mostly important depending on who's opinion, is how much it can frustrate the opposition. Frustrating your opponents can lead to them making key mistakes through tired thinking. Players may choose to get stuck in attempting to win the ball back but that can leave gaps and space if the tackle is mis-timed. Or an attacking players movement can drag an opponent defender out of position because the defence chose to follow the play rather than stick with his tactical discipline.

And of course, there is more than one type possession tactical style. Some coaches/manager prefer to go for strict possession football rather than taking a more aggressive and direct approach to possession like I have with this tactic. While high possession numbers are important and indicate how well your side could be holding possession, the main purpose has to be to keep the opposing defence on its heels and that requires high concentration from the opponents.

You’ve probably noticed that great possession teams generally great team chemistry. In training, it's key your players are well drilled in training to understand each others movements and your possession strategies. Players know when their teammates are going to make runs, and it also helps to form an understanding when you are out possession trying to win the ball back to be in possession. Therefore, counter-pressing and pressing intensity becomes important. Not that these have to be at extreme levels but the aim is for your team to be on the ball as quick as you can be in order to be in possession. Possession based teams believe the longer you have control of the ball, the harder it becomes for your opponents to score a goal.

FM21 Tactic:

This tactic is shaped 4-4-1-1 with two playmakers, the Advanced Playmaker being the more creative one for scoring goals.




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Discussion: Best Possession & Goals FM21 Tactic by RDF x FMScout

11 comments have been posted so far.

  • Havanaclue's avatar
    Update on my Boro save - Pl 21 W 10 D 9 L 2 - seem to draw a lot of games - keeps me around the top of the table but hardly the results that Forest were getting.
  • Havanaclue's avatar
    Cannot say I am overly impressed, results don't seem to be great, goals are few and far between. Middlesbrough, wraught with injuries. last 5 games 0-0,0-0, 0-1, 1-1 and 0-0.
  • Hartsul's avatar
    Won the Championship with Blackburn using this tactic basically as a cut and paste.
  • Marcus Dost's avatar
    Will you be updating tactics for 21.2?
  • hafizrosila's avatar
    How about trainings & OIs?
  • mcswifty's avatar
    Love the way this tactic gives alot of penalties. :D
    14 games into 1st season.
    9 penalties awarded.
  • mcswifty's avatar
    Remember that IWB can also play like normal WB, if the wide player in front of them is moving inside.
    IWB go where there is space. So if player in front goes inside, the WB will go up the flank, no matter if IWB or WB.
  • Den1s's avatar
    Looks great, what would you change if you wanna play with regular full backs, cause Im not a big fan of the inverted?
  • mcswifty's avatar

    For middle class and slighter lower class teams, where it might be difficult to have good quality defenders, so AI's through balls get through. Where would you change the tactic slightly?
    Deeper DLine? A defender on Cover? any tips?
  • Reject X's avatar
    this is fantastic
  • mcswifty's avatar
    Just... Amazing!
    ..No other words needed.

    Seems AMC's are great again. Many great through balls. Worried SI will nerf that position again.
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