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3142
SUMMARY
Name 3142
Base Formation 352
Popularity Low
Avaibility FIFA | FUT
FIFA Editions FIFA 19 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22
Features 3xx
Attacking
Balanced
Possession
Slow Build-Up
DESCRIPTION

Variation of the 3-5-2 formation where a defender (preferably a sweeper) helps midfielders on attack and defence.

STRONG AND WEAK POINTS

Very attacking formation.
Many players in the middle.
Defensively weak and susceptible to dangerous counter-attacks.
Needs fast defenders and wingers with a medium defensive work rate.

MOST SUITED PLAY STYLES

Balanced, slow, possession play through the middle areas suits this formation best. Suitable for the games you’re trying to win and you need to concede no or fewer goals at the same time.

HOW TO USE THIS FORMATION

Like in 3-5-2, this formation is heavily reliant on the wing-backs providing width for the team. The wing players are more withdrawn in favour of one of the central midfielders being pushed further upfield into the playmaker position.

HOW TO COUNTER THIS FORMATION

The trick to beat this formation is to play on the wings.

Formations you should use to beat this one (by descending order)
451, 4132, 4312, 433 (4).

3142
POS
ATT WR
DEF WR
IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES
CB R Medium High Pac Def
CB C Low High Def Phy
CB L Medium High Pac Def
CDM Medium Medium Pas Def
CM R Medium High Pas Def
CM L Medium High Def Phy
RM Medium Medium Pac Dri
LM High Medium Pac Dri
ST R High Medium Phy Sho
ST L Medium Low Sho Pac
Key Player
CDM | Most of your play will hinge on CDM and his ability to play good, sharp passes. The opposition might not see him as the danger man in this set-up too so you can use him as a foil really well and dictate play through this position.