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4-2-3-1 Ultimate Domination

Finally found a way to totally control and dominate the opposition whilst scoring many. 4-2-3-1 and 4-5-1 tactics for FM 2016.

By on Feb 28, 2016   145826 views   21 comments
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FM 2016 Tactics - 4-2-3-1 Ultimate Domination
4-2-3-1 attack

By using attacking full backs with supporting inside forwards you will dominate on both wings and score a lot of goals using them with a complete forward. Also try and use a box to box midfielder with a deep lying playmaker to control possession.

Here are some screenshots of the tactic in action.

4-5-1 control

Generally gets you anywhere from 60-70% possession per game where you also score a lot of goals

These two tactics I used with Chelsea where I won 5 Premier League titles, 2 Champions Leagues, 1 FA Cup, 2 League Cups, 2 World club cups and 4 Charity shields.

I left Chelsea to go to Barcelona where using these same tactics I won Liga BBVA and the Europa League in my first season the Chelsea job became available again and I missed it to much so I am now back at Chelsea for the 2022/23 season

If you give these tactics a try and it's successful for you please leave a comment.


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Discussion: 4-2-3-1 Ultimate Domination

21 comments have been posted so far.

  • VeryRare's avatar
    I used this tactic with man city won 1st game 2-1 against astonvilla and got hammered by arsenal 9-0 LIKE WHAT THE FUCK defenders are ball watching though I won my 3rd game 5-0 am still not impressed by the defending any suggestions too much gaps in the middle and the wings
  • TPP's avatar
    I load ur tastic but it really much difference with the one i see above.
    On the 4-5-1, what training i should put for my team. any opposition instruction ?
  • Zeremea's avatar
    I'm playing with TSG Hoffenheim and i just want to know if i can play with a BWM, instead of BBM?
  • Bruno526's avatar
    With real madrid Works !?
  • Mark79's avatar
    Flipper23: Yeah i saw the same. That's why i posted tactics i use (below). I fixed tactics in screenshots and team instructions and results were great: 1st season (Man C) won League, COC and ECL, 2nd season won League, FAC, ECL, ESC, CS and CWC. Maybe i should put my tactic here too, anyway big thanks to GregOwen1985.
  • Flipper23's avatar
    Hey mate the downloads don't match the screen shots or instructions.
  • antonGBR's avatar
    8 games since changing to this formation, 6 wins 2 draws!
  • willgibbo's avatar
    anyway this can be sent in an unzipped folder?
  • antonGBR's avatar
    well.... the improvements over the previous formation i was using are quite drastic, passing in the 80%s, move the ball much better, i definitely lack a world class forward, but in general even though it was only one game in the CL against Leverkusen it clearly is a good system
  • antonGBR's avatar
    anyone else used this in Italy?? couldnt get any consistency at all, let alone 60% possession, pass acc. barely 60%

    edit... wrong formation... i was using someone elses 4231, going to try this one as i have pretty much signed a squad for 4231
  • Mark79's avatar
    Add to msg below: GK (d), FB r/l (a), BPD (d), CD (d); DLP (d), BBM (s); W r (s), AP (a), IF l (s); CF (a)
  • Mark79's avatar
    I use tactic almost as your 4-2-3-1 Control with Man C. Small differences: left IF support, right side i use W support. Team shape flexible, width fairly narrow, def line slightly higher and use offside trap. Not get stuck in tackles (i tried but too many fouls and cards). Passing directness mixed. Possession normally 60-70 %. At first season i won league, league cup and CL. FA Cup i lost against Chelsea in 6th round (schedule was very hectic and i had to use mainly under 21's players). Actually whole season with this tactic was quite easy, only short hard times when team had injury problems.
  • gabriel barbosa's avatar
    I use the attack most often and team cohesion against strong team away
  • fmsharky's avatar
    hi gabriel barbosa
    out of interest what training are you using ?
  • gabriel barbosa's avatar
    I tried this tactic it works very well in my 15 first game 13 victory with everton
    4 goals conceded
  • redmanftw's avatar
    this tactic can be used against stronger or same teams like yours?
  • fmsharky's avatar
    hi again greg
    you stated above you used both tactics with chelsea.
    did you use them at home? or when away ?
    against weaker teams ? stronger teams?
  • fmsharky's avatar
    hi matey
    what training do you use pre season and during season ?
    Any oi's ?
  • LPCrooks's avatar
    Thanks for sharing, Greg.
  • GregOwen1985's avatar
    Hey RasmusBolin yes that will work as I've also used this with an AF but I usually prefer CF.
  • RasmusBolin's avatar
    I Want to test this with danish team Copenhagen, but no one of the strikers can't play CF... Do you think it will work with a Attacking Forward?
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