One of the most solid of the 5 at the back formations in terms of defensive set-up and overall structure.
|Pos||Att WR||Def WR||Important Attributes|
|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.|
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.