Variation of the 3-5-2 formation where a defender (preferably a sweeper) helps midfielders on attack and defence.
|Pos||Att WR||Def WR||Important Attributes|
|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.|
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 The wing players are more withdrawn in favour of one of the central midfielders being pushed further upfield into the playmaker position.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).