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A POWERFUL 4-3-3 | 3 STRIKERS! 82 Goals From Strikers FM22

A VERY Powerful 4-3-3 tactic that operates with 3 strikers to score PLENTY of goals!

By on Dec 27, 2021   43788 views   5 comments
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Football Manager 2022 Tactics - A POWERFUL 4-3-3 | 3 STRIKERS! 82 Goals From Strikers FM22
RDFootball! This #FM22 tactic is based on getting the best out of your 3 strikers. It plays positive football but ALL the FM22 tactic idea is explained in the video. The tactic was tested with Blackburn Rovers in the Championship and PSG in FM HUB Tactic Testing League in Football Manager 2022.


The RDFootball

  • Play out from the back - with a quick tempo to unsettle opponents (requires good ball-playing defenders and good ball-playing holding midfielder).
  • Stretch the pitch when building out - cover all channels (requires good off-the-ball movement and anticipation).
  • Create a 2-4-4 shape when building.
  • Always have numerical superiority over the opposition first line of press.
  • Always have at least 3 players as the rest defence (stopping the oppositions counter-attacks).
  • Cover all 5 vertical channels (Left flank, left-half space, central, right half-space, right flank) when in the creation phase.
  • Centre forward to operate as a False 9. The teams creator - to occupy Zone 14 and to be a vertical passing option.
  • Have runners in behind - create counter-movements to create confusion.
  • Look to create overloads against the opponent's full-backs.
  • Always have a wide option through wing-backs - stretch the pitch in possession.
  • Apply constant pressure off the ball - squeeze the pitch out of possession.
  • Use the GK as an extra outfield player.

Strengths and Spotting Weakness in 4-3-3 (3ST)

  • An anchorman screening the backline.
  • The anchorman allows for wing-backs to advance.
  • Being able to have a CM advance due to having enough bodies back for rest defence.
  • Having 3 strikers allows us to penetrate the central areas, supported by two central midfielders.
  • If strikers move out wide, formation allows for passing triangles in possession.
  • Lack of natural defensive support on the width - full-backs can become isolated.
  • Relies on good defensive discipline to not allow the team/shape get exposed.
  • Vulnerable to counter-attacks - Squeeze and minimize the pitch. Use offside traps, holding midfielder, use tactical fouls and defenders with good recovery pace.

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RDF is an FM Scout tactic creator who just loves to experiment. His quirky personality shines through his tactics but his main goal is create tactics/content that both achieves enjoyment and results.

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Discussion: A POWERFUL 4-3-3 | 3 STRIKERS! 82 Goals From Strikers FM22

5 comments have been posted so far.

  • Shaunessy1983's avatar
    I tend to download tactics that I like the shape of and adapt both my team and tactic as the match progresses. Much like a real manager. RDF tactics are a great base for that. Great videos, cheers.
  • RDF Tactics's avatar
    @Dauxy - There is likely is a difference. The problem I come across is people don't watch the videos through to hear me talk about tweaking during games and has never stated the tactics I create are plug n play.

    People who have been following me will know that, and the main goal is for people to take tactic ideas to create one themselves rather than just download the tactic. I spend most of the time talking about the tactic and why I choose certain instructions for that purpose unless it's a tactic test where the main purpose is to test.
  • Dauxy's avatar
    honestly RDFpumps out so many tactics they hardly work for me and all of them are "amazing" lol ...there has to be a difference between simming tactics and playing a full season.
  • jemo81's avatar
    looks great
  • Chris Jones's avatar
    Love the tactics (as always). It's doing well for me at home and away but struggling in the bigger away games, could you recommend any tweaks or a tactic to play alongside this one?

    Playing as Blackburn in the Prem.
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