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LSPlaysFM’s 4-2-3-1 Double DM Domination Tactic - 110 Point Unbeaten Season

A 4-2-3-1 Double DM Tactic with 110 point unbeaten seasons, quadruple wins, tonnes of goals and so much more!

By Updated on Apr 24, 2021   43744 views   3 comments
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Football Manager 2021 Tactics - LSPlaysFM’s 4-2-3-1 Double DM Domination Tactic - 110 Point Unbeaten Season
Welcome to my 4-2-3-1 Double DM Domination Tactic, an FM21 style of play focused on counter attacking quickly and having a very solid defensive core which to build from. This tactic is both successful when it comes to winning trophies having won multiple with clubs of varying sizes and is very prolific at scoring goals too! It works by creating a lot of clear cut chances on the counter and having a very high conversion rate in front of goal.

To help explain the tactic and how it works as well as all the results of the simulated saves, I created a tactics video over on my YouTube channel LSPLaysFM. You can find the video below:

I have been using this tactic across multiple test saves in FM21 with PSG and Dijon in Ligue 1 and also Port Vale in League 2. In each of these test saves the tactic has worked very well with any size team and any level of player and in every single case every team has always overperformed with some (Dijon especially) performing miracles using the tactic!

You can see in more detail below exactly how the tactic works and the results with various screenshots below as well if you’d prefer.

The tactic is a 4-2-3-1 tactic which utilises a pair of defensive midfielders sitting just ahead of the CB partnership. It also focuses on attacking the wings by using a pair of overlapping athletic wingbacks who get up and down the pitch to both attack and defend, a pair of IF/IWs who provide both width and attacking prowess by cutting inside assisting the attacks and also a very prolific Advanced Forward which will often provide the majority of goals for your team.

The tactic works as follows (check out the screenshots below to see exactly how its set up):

Just so you are aware with the other Set Pieces these are set to default options as I found they worked well for my sides, but if you want to adapt them then feel free and you may find this allows you to score even more goals.

Also in addition to this, my training & opposition instructions are set to be handled by the Assistant.

In terms of player instructions, I have not added any individual instructions for any players, instead every player is simply using the standard instructions set by the roles in Football Manager.

The first side tested using this tactic was PSG. The side performed simply amazingly, of course with PSG you’d expect them to do well but they were simply unbelievable in this test save. They not only secured themselves a quadruple (if you include the Trophee des Champions) but they also went unbeaten in the league and secured a record points total of 110 in Ligue 1! Overall the side managed a massive 36 wins in the league and only 2 draws and of course 0 defeats.

On top of that too it wasn’t just the team performances which were fantastic, but the individual ones too. Neymar had a fantastic season scoring 26 in Ligue 1, getting 12 assists and an average rating of 7.82 as well. A phenomenal showing from PSG going forward, but it was also defensively they were very strong with the best defence in Ligue 1 as well conceding only 9 goals all season and Navas having 27 clean sheets in the league as well. Overall, they simply dominated Ligue 1 and every other competition they were in as well.

The individual and team success didn't just stop there though, Neymar after he amazing performances managed to win himself the World Player of The Year award (at that stage having a really good record of 24 & 6 assists in only 21 games). On top of that in Ligue 1 after 38 games player PSG had by far the best Points Per Game and Goals Per Game record with a PPG of 2.89 which is ridiculously high considering the best it can possibly be is 3.00. Their GPG was even better at a huge 3.00 showing just how consistently dangerous PSG were on the attack!

You can see below exactly how the team did in their competitions below as well as Werner’s stats too:

Below you'll find the analyst stats for PSG in Ligue 1, they are by far the best offensively in terms of conversion rate & shots on goal and far and away the most impressive defensively too again in terms of preventing shots on goal clearly showing the tactic does well in taking chances and preventing them too.

After the success with PSG, we move onto another Ligue 1 side but one much more lower down in the predictions and this time its Dijon. I really wanted to test a side of Dijon’s ability so we could get a test at a different level of team inside the same league. We of course do also have Port Vale to look over as well but we’ll come to them last of all. You can see how Dijon mainly lined up below:

Dijon were predicted 17th at 400-1 in Ligue 1, yet the team finished up in 2nd place! They managed a crazy 74 points easily clear of the sides below and securing themselves Champions League football. Also it wasn’t just the League they performed well in but the French Cup coming away as the winners of that competition. Much like with PSG as well, Dijon also had some real standout performers, their striker Roger Assale mainly as the AF winning the Ligue 1 Golden Boot award. You can see quite how Dijon got on in their competitions and the League below:

We come to the final team now with Port Vale. A league 2 side with very much less technically gifted players then any of the sides we’ve looked at so far and also the team predicted to come bottom of the division at 100-1 odds. Them being so poorly rated was a big reason why I wanted to test them so we could see how a poorer side could fare with this tactic. Port Vale’s side would line up something along these lines when using the tactic.

With this tactic, they smashed it in the league, winning it on goal difference managing a very good 79 points and had the best goal scoring record in their league as well. Clearly showing that even when being used with much poorer players the tactic can still work wonders considering the team predicted to come last eventually won the league as well. You can see exactly how the side got on below:

Overall that is how the tactic performed in these tests.

Please do feel free to download the tactic via the link and I hope you get a lot of good fun and enjoyment out of this tactic on FM!

In addition to my YouTube channel, you can also find me over on Twitch where we have begun a new Journeyman save in Europe as well, currently in Norway’s 2nd tier with Grorud. The link for the channel is below, why not come on over and drop a follow on the channel.

Twitch Channel - LSPlaysFM

Hope you enjoy the tactic guys, and of course if you have any questions, do feel free to ask and please also do let me know how you get on using the tactic.


Luc / LSPlaysFM

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Discussion: LSPlaysFM’s 4-2-3-1 Double DM Domination Tactic - 110 Point Unbeaten Season

3 comments have been posted so far.

  • ozzy-h's avatar
    how long do you have to use this tactic for players to be familiar with it? Just played man city using the tactic the first time and i lost 5-2 :(
  • LSPlaysFM's avatar
    Hey there mistral, that's great to hear that the tactic has been working well for you. :) In terms of the article, I did update it with some more information as I realised I missed a few bits off I wanted to include (I updated the article yesterday 24th) but initially published it back earlier on the week. The tactic though hasn't changed, hope that helps mate. :)
  • mistral's avatar
    Hi, ty for this smashing tactic, I have to ask: is this an update? Bcause I've already downloaded this 4-5 days ago, and of course already tried with 2 different teams, Atalanta in italian' serie A (predicted 5th) and Monza in Serie B (predicted 15th), both winning rispective league by 1-2 points but with a lot of goals, so... there is an improvement of this spectacular tactic, or is just the same?
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