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Quadruple Winning 5-2-1-2 by LSPlaysFM

Do you want to win everything in FM21? Then Take A Look At My Quadruple Winning Tactic For FM21 which won every competition I was in!

By Updated on Jan 21, 2021   75467 views   6 comments
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Football Manager 2021 Tactics - Quadruple Winning 5-2-1-2 by LSPlaysFM
Hey guys, this is in my opinion one of the best tactics I have used in Football Manager in some years which allowed me to totally dominate in every single competition that I used it in for FM21!

The tactic was used across around 90% of my debut season as Manchester United manager on my FM21 series Taming The Devils on my YouTube channel; LSPlaysFM!

To help explain the tactic and how it works, I also created a video which runs through the tactic and just how well it did. If you would like to take a look at this then please view the video below:

The tactic itself managed to win me the Quadruple and dominated teams whether large or small. The tactic itself focuses on counter attacking play primarily and being defensively strong, however it is also incredibly powerful when attacking also as you can by the goals scored and against in the gyazo below:

The tactic itself does require to have a pacey striker and decent wing backs, but with those in your team, I have found this tactic to be superbly powerful in FM21. I have even used a very similar variant to it in my Twitch save with Norwich City which has also seen very similar results with us qualifying for the Europa League after only 2 seasons in charge.

In terms of player and opposition instructions as I have been asked by a few users, there are no additional steps which were taken with this tactic. The player instruction were simply all the default ones for their specific roles and the opposition instructions I generally left blank, occassionally to the assistant or I'd here and there tweak them per opponent. This is one of those areas which could tbh make a big difference to your own use of the tactic, so utilising it could help push your team to the next level using this tactic!

Finally you can also see how strong the team was using the 5-2-1-2 statistically with the various analysts reports with Utd simply dominating across the board in the vast majority of areas in which they were involved in!

Please feel free to download and use the tactic file provided via the download link or the Steam Workshop link provided and I hope you get a lot of good fun and enjoyment out of this tactic on FM! Guys should you decide to use the Workshop link, please do consider leaving some positive feedback if the tactic does indeed work well for you. :)

I have also been informed by others who have used the tactic that it has worked well for them, a good example would be one user who played as Celta Vigo and in there first season after 75% of the games played found themselves up in 2nd in La Liga as you can see in the image below:

Another great example was another user using this managed in their first season at Fulham got them up into the top 6 in the Premier League finishing 5th with 66 points as shown below:

If you would like to take a look at my other content such as my FM21 Experiment Videos or my FM21 Tutorial videos, then please do also check out the links below for my various playlists and my channel where I release content at least 3 times a week regarding FM21.

Experiments Playlist - Tutorials Playlist

My Channel:

Finally, you can also find me over on Twitch where I currently am doing my Norwich City save. We are now midway through our 5th season at the club and battling it out for the top 4 spots in the Premier League. Come join us via the link below and drop a follow on the channel. :)

Hope you enjoy the tactic guys, and of course if you have any questions, do feel free to ask.

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Discussion: Quadruple Winning 5-2-1-2 by LSPlaysFM

6 comments have been posted so far.

  • LSPlaysFM's avatar
    Hey there @Spurs13, sorry for only now replying, only just seen your message mate. In terms of Opposition Instruction, I personally either leave it blank or to my assistant. I occassionally tweak per inidividual game, but rarely. Its one of those areas which I personally am never too sure on, so it could be something you implement yourself and could actually make the tactic that much better! Hope that helps mate. :)
  • Spurs13's avatar
    Hi LSPlays Fm. I am going to give this a go on my Wycombe save. Currently 9th in the league. Struggling a lot against the weaker teams in the league.

    What do you with OI?

  • LSPlaysFM's avatar
    Hey there @mortenvaksdal, glad your liking the tactic.

    In terms of goals and chances, sometimes if your either lacking the really athletic wingbacks or the strong AP the tactic can struggle.

    Something I'd recommend if you are struggling is if you have one WB better them the other at going forward, make that WB an Attacking Wing back and the other poorer one, a defensive one. Doing so can allow the attack minded one more freedom.

    You could even tell your team to focus on attacking down that flank as well.

    Another option which could help would be to make the AP either an AM or AP on attack so they'll push on a bit more or to change the bbm to a mezzala, both I found can help make you more offensive. But the mezzala can make you a little more leaky at the back.

    Hopefully though they'll be able to help, do let me know how you get on mate.
  • mortenvaksdal's avatar
    Hey, very good tactic.

    Playing with Arsenal at the moment, doing very well but after 24 games in the League I`m struggling to win matches... Defensiv it`s oky but scoring goals is the big issue. Not creating enough chanses. Any suggestions too turn it around?
  • LSPlaysFM's avatar
    Hey @RTV, in terms of your question there is a few things you could try. If your having an issue with defending with the tactic, you could try some of the following options which I occassionally used:

    Dropping the line deeper depending on who I was playing at the back (especially based on the defenders pace). Turning 2 of the CDs to cover roles rather then only 1 or making one of the WBs (usually the RB) a defensive duty.

    I found that could help, or you could even turn the bbm to a bwm either on support or defend depending on the opposition.

    Something like that may help mate, hopefully it does. Do let me know.
  • RTV's avatar
    Hey, just downloaded this and am using with my Union Berlin save using other tactics I am in Europa league football but these tactics have since stopped working well and results have been far from. Is there anything i should change for a team such as Union Berlin?
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