3 of 5 stars
Name 4411
Base Formation 442
Attacking Score 1 /3
Defending Score 2 /3
Counter Score 1 /3
Popularity Medium
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
Slow Build-Up


4411 is widely used in the world of football and in the Premier League in particular. Similar to 442 but one of ST backs for CF.

Better for a passing team and less direct.
The CF can be used to be the creative force or to break up play.
The CF drops too deep and leaves you isolated up top.
Some of the midfielders should have good defensive attributes to help the back four.

Pos Att WR Def WR Important Attributes
RB M H Pac Def
CB R L H Def Phy
CB L M H Pac Def
LB M H Pac Def
RM H M Pac Dri
CM R M M Pas Vis
CM L H H Sta Def
LM H M Pac Dri
CF H M Pac Sho
ST H L Sho Phy
Key Player
CF | It is important with this formation to have 2 players of high quality as CF and as ST. They need to be both quick and strong to hold up play when needed to allow support from deeper lying players on the pitch.

Play Styles

Possession play and a slow paced build-up passing style.

How to Use this Formation

This formation is a variation of the basic 442 formation but, with a CF instead of a second ST, it allows much greater control over the midfield without sacrificing a well-organised defence. Unfortunately, as CF is less common than base positions, it is highly likely that your CF will be a modified ST or CAM, this can also have a big effect.

How to Counter this Formation

The 4411 formation was heavily used around a decade or so ago, much like the 442. It is quickly dying out because world football has been enriched by a more tactical game and not just long balls for counter-attacking plays. Having said that, if you were to find someone using this formation, beat them in the midfield. Any formation with numbers in the middle will quench the attacking approach by the CAM and the striker. The midfield doesn’t support as well because they are lying deep in the middle and trusting the LM and RM to press down the flanks. If you stifle the passers in the middle, you take control of the game.

Formations you should use to beat this one (by descending order):
451, 4231, 433, 532.