2 of 5 stars
Name 424
Base Formation 424
Attacking Score 3 /3
Defending Score 2 /3
Counter Score 1 /3
Popularity Low
Availability FC | UT
FIFA/FC Editions FC 24 | FC 25 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22 | FIFA 23
Features 4xx
Fast Build-Up


The 424 formation attempts to combine a strong attack with a strong defence.

Very attacking formation.
Unbalanced formation.
The two CM’s are too isolated.

Pos Att WR Def WR Important Attributes
RB M M Pac Def
CB R L H Def Phy
CB L M H Pac Def
LB M M Pac Def
CM R M M Phy Def
CM L M M Pas Phy
RW H M Pas Pac
LW H M Pas Pac
ST R H M Sho Phy
ST L H L Sho Phy
Key Player
CM | There is no doubt that the 2 CM’s are the key to this formation working for you. Ideal players would be like Kante. If you don’t have players of this quality, then don’t use it.

Play Styles

Fast direct play with a focus on playing and attacking in wide-areas suits this formation best. Suitable for the games where you need to win by scoring more goals.

How to Use this Formation

This is the probably the most unbalanced formation in FUT. Its main strength lies in the huge attacking threat that this can pose, whilst still having a flat back four to keep you protected at the back. However, there is lack of players in the midfield. If the two CM’s aren’t players of the very highest quality as well as the elite footballing athletes, then you are most likely fighting a losing battle, right from the off. They have to be athletic to get around the pitch and have to sit in the middle area of the field.

How to Counter this Formation

Placing many players in the midfield is the key to counter this formation.

Formations you should use to beat this one (by descending order):
4231, 433, 532, 442.