Best Tactics & Formations to Use in FC 24

FC 24 best tactics and formations

FC 24 best tactics and formations

FC 24 has been out for just under three months now, but with new players expected to try out EA's latest title over the Christmas period, establishing the best formations and tactics will be incredibly important.

With that in mind, we've put together some great custom tactics which you can use with different formations, helping you take your game to the next level as a result!

There's plenty to get through, so without further ado, let's take a look at the best tactics and formations to use in FC 24.

Best FC 24 tactics & formations

Football is an ever-evolving sport. A quick glimpse at the formations and tactics of the past ten Premier League winners will show you that. FC 24 is the same, and there are multiple ways you can set a team up in the new game.

FC 24 tactics and formations
expand image
FC 24

The most important thing is to blend your formation and tactics with the players you have at your disposal. It's no good using a tactic that relies on brilliant wingers if you don't have any in your team!

Below are a few formations, along with their tactical tweaks, that can suit any squad and do well in any game mode.

4-4-2 custom tactics

The 4-4-2 is back in modern-day football with this new custom tactic in FC 24! This can be used for all game modes but it is even more effective in Ultimate Team.

This formation is simple yet effective in FC 24, so you can expect to see this formation used many times.

FC 24 Formation
expand image
FC 24

Individual player instructions:

  • Goalkeeper: Comes for crosses
  • RB & LB: Stay back + Overlap
  • CMs: Stay back + Cover centre
  • RM & LM: Come back, Get in behind, Get into box
  • ST: Stay central, Get in behind

This formation offers both attacking and defensive flexibility, and with the 71 depth, auto pressing is now more effective than ever!

Team Instructions:

Defence

  • Defensive Style: Balanced
  • Width: 40
  • Depth: 71

Offence

  • Build-up play: Balanced
  • Chance creation: Direct passing
  • Width: 50
  • Players in box: 5
  • Corners: 2
  • Free-kicks: 2
FC 24 Vinicius Jr
expand image
FC 24

The 4-4-2 was a frequently used formation back in the days before modern football and it's returned in the new age of football, with FC 24 gameplay being maximised with these tactics.

This formation allows you to attack in numbers while staying defensively solid, the balance of the team comes from the CMs, RM and LM who all play a crucial part in this team to make sure that there are no gaps.

5-2-2-1 custom tactics

One thing for sure with this formation we are about to reveal, it is not pretty and you will not have any flashy wingers in this squad, however, it does win you games.

The formation we have today is brought to you by @sbc_tips and it is considered a 'rat formation' due to how difficult it is to break down and defend against. Ultimately, it's tailor-made for counter-attacking football.

This 5-2-2-1 formation is set up to have loads of numbers in defence while forcing to play narrow.

5-2-2-1 formation FC 24
expand image
5-2-2-1 custom tactics

The player roles are set up as follows:

  • ST: Stay Central Get in Behind
  • LW/RW: Get in Behind & Track Back
  • LCM: Stay Back
  • RCM: Balanced
  • LWB/RWB: Stay Back & Overlap

Everything else is on Default.

Is this formation boring? Yes, but will it win you games? Also yes! This formation will secure you crucial wins, and that's the most important thing!

The entire point of this tactic is to frustrate your opponent. As they look to attack in numbers, you will then have players ready to run in behind to counterattack.

Every player in this tactic has their job to do, it defends in numbers and attacks in numbers, making it very hard to play against.

4-3-2-1 custom tactics

As stated by FC 24 pro @LevideWeerd, the 4-2-3-1 formation is the best formation for attacking in numbers.

This formation will allow you to attack with seven players while still being able to defend in a 4-4-2 formation.

Balanced tactic

In balanced, you will want to alter a few settings being:

  • Defensive Width: 45
  • Defensive Depth: 67
Have an opinion on this article? We'd love to hear it!
  • Offensive Width: 49
  • Corners: 3
  • Free Kicks: 3
4-3-2-1 balanced tactic FC 24
expand image
4-3-2-1 balanced tactic

Offensive tactic

  • Defensive Width: 45
  • Defensive Depth: 67
  • Offensive Width: 49
  • Corners: 2
  • Free Kicks: 2
4-3-2-1 offensive tactic FC 24
expand image
4-3-2-1 offensive tactic

Player Instructions

The following player instructions are crucial for this tactic to work, as each one plays a very specific role in making this formation one of the best in the game!

In order to attack and defend in sufficient numbers, these instructions must be matched.

4-3-2-1 player instructions FC 24
expand image
4-3-2-1 player instructions
  • Goalkeeper: Comes for Crosses, Sweeper Keeper
  • Right Back: Stay Back While Attacking, Normal Interceptions, Overlap, Stick to Position
  • Centre Back: Stay Back While Attacking, Normal Interceptions, Stick to Position
  • Left Back: Balanced Attack, Normal Interceptions, Overlap, Stick to Position
  • Left Centre Midfielder: Stay Back While Attacking, Balanced Crossing Runs, Normal Interceptions, Stick To Position, Cover Center
  • Centre Centre Midfielder: Stay Back While Attacking, Balanced Crossing Runs, Normal Interceptions, Stick To Position, Cover Center
  • Right Centre Midfielder: Balanced Attack, Balanced Crossing Runs, Normal Interceptions, Stick To Position, Cover Wing
  • Right Centre Forward: Balanced Width, Mixed Attack, Normal Interceptions, Basic Defence Support
  • Left Centre Forward: Balanced Width, Mixed Attack, Normal Interceptions, Come Back On Defence
  • Striker: Stay Central, Mixed Attack, Normal Interceptions, Basic Defence Support

And there we have it! This formation will take your attacking game to the next level while remaining defensively sound.

Will you be using any of these formations and custom tactics in FC 24? If so, be sure to let us know how you get on!

Trequatista Time Evolutions Guide | Ultimate Dynasties Hojlund SBC | Latest Meta Changes in FC 24 | Team of the Group Stage Promo Approaches | Best Wonderkids in Career Mode | Best Slider Settings for FC 24

This Article's Topics

Explore new topics and discover content that's right for you!

EA Sports FC
Have an opinion on this article? We'd love to hear it!