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4-2-3-1 Trequartista Quadruple! // FM20 Tactic

Low on fouls, high on goals, and fun to watch! A classic 4231 with a trequartista and wingers. Aiming to create chances from almost everywhere to face any type of defense.

By on Jul 04, 2020   42013 views   15 comments
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Football Manager 2020 Tactics - 4-2-3-1 Trequartista Quadruple! // FM20 Tactic

This is my first submission.
I've been a LONG time player, since the (Premier League Manager) series but haven't played since FM16.
Took me a while to get the hang of the new system.

Before I state anything, I send my thanks to all the members here at FM Scout.
And an extra thanks to Knap (used his set piece setup) and learned a lot from his tactics.

Mainly my tactic is a mishmash of different tactics, using what I liked from each tactic.

Tested on Liverpool with great success, will test soon with other teams and post results hopefully.
3 transfers were made:
1- Alessio Romagnoli (Needed someone to pair with Virgil!)
2- Lorenzo Pellegrini (that minimum release was too tempting to let slip! and came in handy as I lost Firmino for a 11 months injury in preseaon)
3- Timo Werner (club needed someone upfront)

Here we go:

As you see, a classic 4-2-3-1 with a Trequartista and wingers.
I stayed away from (Get Stuck in) as it really annoyed me getting crazy amount of yellow cards and giving out fouls. I succeeded by getting only 36 Yellows and ZERO Reds!!
The aim of my tactic was to create chances from almost everywhere to be flexible enough to face any type of defenses.

Assist Areas


You'll need fast wingers, a creative Trequartista, and depth is key...players tend to get tired after a run and you'll have to rotate.

Now I'll keep you with different stats:

Competitions Won:
*Won everything but the UEFA SuperCup*

Main 11 Form:

EPL Stats:

General Table







And here are the other comp results:

UEFA Champions League: (Won without a single loss)

FA Cup:

EFL Cup:

FIFA World Cup: (As if it matters)

Feel free to comment on ideas and suggestions, although I'm a veteran player but I'm new to FM20...willing to learn!!

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Discussion: 4-2-3-1 Trequartista Quadruple! // FM20 Tactic

15 comments have been posted so far.

  • Emma_Prince's avatar
    I used your tactic 4-2-3-1 trequartista with az Alkmaar, won the eredivisie in my first season and qualified for the champions League, also got past a group of Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Tottenham
  • romuloin's avatar
    Vou testar aqui, jogo com o Everton, gosto de jogar no 4-2-3-1, talvez não na forma atacar, mas vou testar e ver o que gosto e não gosto.
  • Lisa's avatar
    Camouflage, as you know, is a slightly tweaked knap tactic. And where such information comes from Rober (as you know) for example, I do not know this.
  • Ha.AlHashemi's avatar
    Thank you all for the comments

    Hopefully by FM21 I'll have a better grasp of the game and create my own style and tactic

    @Lisa , I'm a huge fan of your Diablo tactic!
  • YAMS's avatar
    Agreed Rober. The treq is very cool. Definitely match engine breaking & exactly why I don't use them or recommend they are used.

    Plug and play is exactly as suggested, the tactical AI is amazingly deep if you steer away from the known engine breakers.
  • Rober's avatar
    Camouflage is known to be a slightly tweaked knap tactic, so that's not so strange. There are others as well.
    I guess that is what happens when the match vs ME works best with these settings.
    I hope for FM 21 there will be changes in lines, press urgency etc so that not all tactics end up this way. Even the roles seem to be set.
    Trequartista is cool though, not seen many of those.
    It's either AM or SS.
  • YAMS's avatar
    There are other ways to be effective rather than the Knap style.
  • Lisa's avatar
    But these settings are effective in 20 and if so then 4231 Knap almost everything from camouflage
  • YAMS's avatar
    The very highest lines of engagement & pressing with counter and counter press. The attacking mentality & finally the biggest clue all the in possession transitions are highlighted. The very basics of Knap's base game breakers.
  • Lisa's avatar
    And why is there such a conviction that this is Knap tactics.
  • YAMS's avatar
    It's a good tactic, don't get me wrong. I can see why it is successful. I think it would help if your presentation of performance was with one of the other teams you've tested with.

    Regarding the Knapp comment, it has all the basic hallmarks of a Knapp tactic, hence that comment. These tactics are mostly very good but don't produce a realistic football experience. You can win on this game without the ultimate press tactic.
  • Ha.AlHashemi's avatar
    Dear Si49,

    Its a mishmash of tactics, some from Knap and some from other authors.

    I tested the tactic (not on holiday, actually playing every single game) with 2 teams with a degree of success:
    1- Juve Stabia from Serie B: Won Serie B easily and reached Italian Cup quarterfinals (draw was kind to me)

    2- Everton: 2nd in EPL (to Liverpool...) but 10 points ahead from 3rd, and lost Carabao and FA Finals to Liverpool again...

    but 2nd and 2 finals...excellent
  • T4Fetty's avatar
    always liverpool
  • YAMS's avatar
    This is basically a Knapp tactic in all but author name. It's bound to work with any of the top clubs.

    I like to see the Treq in there, that's quite novel. Fair play for that.
  • GfxJG's avatar
    Can we test with something other than Liverpool? Anything can be succesful with Liverpool...
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