The 4231(2) has entered the FC 24 meta following the recent patch to the 71 depth tactics. This formation offers a lot of space down the wings and some close-quarters passing angles.

If you struggle to create chances, these tactics can be beneficial. On the wing, your fullback, CDM, and wide midfielder will all play in close proximity, opening up space for easy passes.

So, without delay, let’s dive into these custom tactics and instructions for the 4231 (2) formation in FC 24.

Custom Tactics

Here are the custom tactics for the 4231 (2) formation in FC 24:

  • Defence
    • Defensive Style: Balanced
    • Width: 48
    • Depth: 64
  • Offence
    • Build-Up Play: Balanced
    • Chance Creation: Direct Passing
    • Width: 40
    • Players in Box: 7
    • Corners: 2
    • Free Kicks: 1
FC 24 4231 (2) tactics

Instructions

Here are the instructions for this meta 4231 (2) formation in FC 24:

PositionInstructionsPlayer Description
GK• Default• Tall
RB• Overlap• Fast
• Good Crossing
• Whipped Pass PlayStyle is preferred but is optional
RCB• Default• Fast
• Tall
• Strong
LCB• Default• Fast
• Tall
• Strong
LB• Stay Back While Attacking
• Overlap
• Fast
• Good Defending
LDM• Aggressive Interceptions
• Cover Center
• Cut Passing Lanes
• Fast
• Good Passing
• Decent Defending
• Relentless PlayStyle
RDM• Stay Back While Attacking
• Cover Center
• Cut Passing Lanes
• Fast
• Good Passing
• Decent Defending
LM• Come Back on Defence
• Cut Inside
• Come Short
• Fast
• Good Dribbling
• Good Shooting
• Min. 60 Defending
CAM• Come Back on Defence
• Free Roam
• Agile
• Good Passing
• Good Dribbling
• Good Shooting
RM• Come Back on Defence
• Cut Inside
• Come Short
• Fast
• Good Dribbling
• Good Shooting
• Finesse Shot+ PlayStyle is preferred but is optional
ST• Stay Central
• Target Player
• Good Finishing
• Fast
• Good Dribbling
• Good Passing

Tactics In Action

Here are some examples of how this FC 24 4321 (2) formation will attack in-game using these tactics.

  1. Lots of passing options available using players in triangle setups
    • Players will set up in triangular positions as shown in the image below.
    • This makes it easier to play quick passes and to maintain possession.
    • Frenkie de Jong, who has the ball, has three different places to pass.
      • He can pass to the LB he is currently facing.
      • The midfielder at the apex of the second triangle
      • The winger at the apex of triangle 3
    • With tons of passing options available at all times, this means you can focus on keeping the ball and creating high-volume chances.
    • Remember, to take things slow and do not rush your attacks to get the best out of these tactics.
FC 24 4231 (2) Triangles
  1. Lots of space in the central attacking areas
    • Whenever you do finally break forward and start to search for a goal, there will be tons of space between your CAM and ST.
    • The “Free Roam” instruction will make the CAM drop deeper.
    • This means you can play the ball to your ST, hold it up and wait for your other forward players to run forward.
FC 24 4231 (2) Lots of Space

These tactics were created by FC 24 player FUT Trader D. You can view the original post below:

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