The 3421 formation has been gaining much traction in FIFA 23 lately. Three at the back set-ups aren’t crowd favorites, but players have found tactics that make it one of the best in-game.

Why all the excitement, you ask? Well, this formation is all about going on the offensive. Picture this: three forwards and two wide midfielders constantly venturing up the pitch, causing your opponents’ defense havoc.

If you live for scoring goals in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, listen up because these 3421 tactics may improve your game!

FIFA 23 3421 Custom Tactics

  • Defense
    • Defense Style: Balanced
    • Width: 30
    • Depth: 50
  • Offence
    • Build-Up Play: Balanced
    • Chance Creation: Direct Passing
    • Width: 40
    • Players in Box: 7
    • Corners: 2
    • Free Kicks: 2
FIFA 23 3421 Custom Tactics

FIFA 23 3421 Player Instructions

PositionInstructions
GK• Comes For Crosses
• Sweeper Keeper
LCB / CB / RCB• Default 
LM• Come Back On Defence
• Stay Wide
 Get In Behind
• Stay On Edge Of Box For Crosses
LCM (Most Defensive Midfielder)• Stay Back While Attacking
• Stay On Edge Of Box For Crosses
• Cover Center
RCM (Most Attacking Midfielder)• Stay Central
RM• Come Back On Defence
• Stay Wide
 Get In Behind
• Stay On Edge Of Box For Crosses
LCF / RCF• Stay Central
• Get In Behind
• Stay Forward
ST• Stay Central
• Get In Behind
• Stay Forward

With these tactics, your LM and RM will act as wingers while attacking, but when you defend, they will become closer to wing-backs. This is what makes the FIFA 23 3421 effective.

It is a fluid formation, acting as a 5-2-3 in defensive situations and a 3-2-5 while moving forward. Having players with a lot of pace is essential in every position.

However, if you are a more defensive FIFA 23 player, the 541 might be a better fit. This formation is more attacking than the standard five at the back but offers more defensive solidity.

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