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541
SUMMARY
Name 541
Base Formation 541
Popularity Medium
Avaibility FUT
FIFA Editions FIFA 19 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22
Features 3xx
Countering
Defending
Slow Build-Up
DESCRIPTION

One of the most solid of the 5 at the back formations in terms of defensive set-up and overall structure.

STRONG AND WEAK POINTS

Strong defence.
Two players on either wing.
The ST gets too lonely.

MOST SUITED PLAY STYLES

A very rigid set-up allows for patient build-up in terms of passing with focus through the CM positions to allow runners from other areas to join in attacks so you don’t constantly lose possession.

HOW TO USE THIS FORMATION

The 541 formation is a particularly defensive formation, with an isolated forward and a packed defence. The lone striker is usually looking to receiving the ball for scoring on counter-strikes.

HOW TO COUNTER THIS FORMATION

To counter this formation, just put many players in the midfield.

Formations you should use to beat this one (by descending order):
4321, 433 (4), 352, 451.

541
POS
ATT WR
DEF WR
IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES
CB R Low High Def Phy
CB C Low High Def Phy
CB L Medium High Pac Def
RWB Medium Medium Pac Dri
LWB Medium Medium Pac Dri
CM R High Medium Pas Pac
CM L High Medium Pas Pac
RM High Medium Pac Sho
LM High Medium Pac Dri
ST High Low Sho Phy
Key Player
CM | The 2 CM’s are crucial to this setup. They will have great options all around them so these two players are vital to the success of this formation. They need to be able to play a variety of passes and have good vision to be able to start attacks in numerous ways.