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433(3)
SUMMARY
Name 433(3)
Base Formation 433
Popularity Medium
Avaibility FUT
FIFA Editions FIFA 14 | FIFA 15 | FIFA 16 | FIFA 17 | FIFA 18 | FIFA 19 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22
Features 4xx
Countering
Defending
Wide
DESCRIPTION

The 433(3) defend is a defensive-minded 4-3-3 variation that offers two holding defensive midfielders and one centre midfielder in the midfield.

STRONG AND WEAK POINTS

Two CDM’s give plenty of cover at the back.
Work well if you are comfortable in possession.
The three attackers get too lonely.
Wingers need to cover more field. Midfield is too isolated.

MOST SUITED PLAY STYLES

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

HOW TO USE THIS FORMATION

Instead of having one CDM, the two wider central midfield players will drop creating a more defensive formation. This style of play works well if you find yourself being overrun more than you’d like, but this won’t help things when going forward. The left and right-wingers will be able to exploit your opponents from wide attacking areas, but getting the ball to these players may become more of a challenge in the first place. This formation can work well if you are comfortable in possession and possess players with the ability to play accurate long balls.

HOW TO COUNTER THIS FORMATION

This is a great formation but lacks a key component. It provides great balance in defending and attacking, but the midfield tends to be lacking bite going forward. The CM links the play from behind to the wingers and striker. Simple strategy, make the CM life a living hell by chasing the ball a lot. There is a lot of space on the wings to maneuver and create opportunities. Spreading the ball will pull the CDM out wide and you already have a useless CM. Make sure you have pacey wingers/good crossers of the ball and 2 strikers. That should do the trick.

Formations you should use to beat this one (by descending order):
4222, 433 (4), 3421, 352.

433(3)
POS
ATT WR
DEF WR
IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES
RB Medium High Pac Def
CB R Low High Def Phy
CB L Medium High Pac Def
LB Medium High Pac Def
CDM R Medium Medium Pas Def
CM High Medium Pas Pac
CDM L Medium Medium Pas Def
RW High Medium Pac Sta
LW High Medium Pac Sta
ST High Low Sho Phy
Key Player
RW/LW | In this set-up, it is vital that you choose your wide men wisely. They need to have pace, be comfortable on the ball, good dribbling and crossing stats as well as able to score a goal. Having wingers whose strong foot is on the opposite side is advisable to give you the option to go both ways.