4 of 5 stars
Name 433
Base Formation 433
Attacking Score 2 /3
Defending Score 1 /3
Counter Score 2 /3
Popularity High
Availability UT
FIFA/FC Editions FC 24 | FC 25 | FIFA 09 | FIFA 10 | FIFA 11 | FIFA 12 | FIFA 13 | FIFA 14 | FIFA 15 | FIFA 16 | FIFA 17 | FIFA 18 | FIFA 19 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22 | FIFA 23
Features 4xx


433 Flat is one of the most famous FUT formations. Earned greater notoriety for having been adopted by Guardiola.

The closeness and the balance of the six men from the front allow safe passing game between them.
Chance of fast attacks on the wings.
Only one ST may be insufficient.
Insufficient players that help the back four.

Pos Att WR Def WR Important Attributes
RB M H Pac De
CB R L H Def Phy
CB L M H Pac Def
LB M H Pac Def
CM R H M Pac Dri
CM C L H Pas Def
CM L H M Pac Dri
RW H L Pas Pac
LW H L Pas Pac
ST H L Sho Phy
Key Player
CDM | In this set-up, it is vital that the 3 midfielders are all comfortable on the ball but also have a bit of steel about them to win the ball back. If you have 3 attacking CM’s then the likelihood of you getting overrun at the back becomes a high possibility. Choose these 3 players wisely and build your team around them.

Play Styles

Wide areas are a crucial part of the success criteria for this formation. Again, focus play initially through the CM areas before distributing to wider players. Also suits a counter-attacking style of play.

How to Use this Formation

433 Flat is considered as a safe attacking formation where you have three attackers and a flat defensive line. This formation utilizes wingers and allows them to play right up close to the touchline. The 433 is fantastic for those players who prefer to make use of crossing the ball from these positions. You are not limited to this style of play however, the wide players also have the option of cutting in and causing problems, particularly if their strong foot is on the opposite side to the wing that they are playing on.

How to Counter this Formation

Unlike the other listed 4-3-3 alternatives, the 3 CMs try to contain the ball and distribute effectively. This formation begs the help of the RB and LB. This is rarely used in online gameplay because there is so much space to get around the midfield – play the ball wide or behind the midfielders. Overlapping complete backs can be exploited quite easily. Possessing a lot of players in the attacking third will cause this formation a lot of trouble. Try to have more midfielders to make your job even easier.

Formations you should use to beat this one (by descending order):
451, 4411, 3421, 352.