$hide=mobile-page-home

FM22 Facepack FM22 Logo Pack FM22 Tactics Best Laptops FM22 Wonderkids

$show=/search/label/FREE%20AGENTS$type=blogging$va=0$p=1$a=0$l=0$c=10$m=0$t=oot

$show=/search/label/BEST%20PLAYERS$type=blogging$va=0$p=1$a=0$l=0$c=10$m=0$t=oot

$show=/search/label/WONDERKIDS$type=blogging$va=0$p=1$a=0$l=0$c=10$m=0$t=oot

$show=mobile$hide=page

I'm Here For$type=two$count=100$t=oot$m=0$s=0$rm=0$l=0$spa=1$p=1$va=0$show=/p/blog.html

PREMIUM MEMBERS
Join our Premium Members program and get direct, fast and secure downloads of the latest FM22 graphics addons such as: facepacks, logopacks, skins, backgrounds and other graphics.

LEARN MORE

Football Manager 2021 – Formations to Build Around

SHARE:

Here are 5 Football Manager 2021 formations that you should consider researching as your go-to formation in your next FM21 save.

For any manager, it’s always good to have a clear and solid system in mind when building a club. 

Having a system that you can 100% trust to deliver what you need is always a big part of being a manager. 

So with that in mind, here are five Football Manager 2021 formations that you should start researching if you want to have a go-to formation.

Just remember that you still need a squad that can play your system; what use is a formation if you don’t have the players to execute it?

4-4-2 Formation

4-4-2 FM21 Formation

Ah, good old 4-4-2. Though not as you know it – a 4-4-2 today is much different to the good old pie-and-beans style of the 1990s. 

Today, most 4-4-2s will look to use their wide midfielders as either more box-to-box midfielders with engines or creative playmakers who can then use the overlapping full-backs to provide width, all the while ensuring the team isn’t left short in the middle of the park.

The strike pairing offers some interesting combinations, as well.

5-2-1-2 Formation

5-2-1-2 Formation FM21

Want to pair up forwards but lack good wingers? Try this out instead. 

The three central defenders can give the wing-backs the chance to keep on getting forward. Meanwhile, the midfield trio of two box-to-box midfielders with a playmaker working with a pair of strikers can work extremely well.

Definitely, a good choice if you are looking for a way to use a three at the back system without having to try and find space for wingers or leaving the centre exposed.

3-4-3 Formation

3-4-3 Formation FM21

Definitely the formation of choice for anyone who wants to use three central defenders and use wingers. 

Just make sure that both of your wide central defenders are technically sound and fast enough to cover for the wing-backs and wide forwards should you get caught up the pitch.

You’ll need a pair of workhorses in the middle to make this work, but it’s a cracking formation to build around if you have lots of central defenders and wide players.

4-2-3-1 Formation

4-2-3-1 Formation FM21

A solid formation that can give you both attacking prowess and defensive structure, this works well with most modern playing teams. 

You can use the attacking midfielder as a Shadow Striker and then use a False Nine up top if you would prefer a bit more movement – the main criticism of a 4-2-3-1 is that it can be quite rigid at times.

You also need to make sure you have enough specialisation in the middle of the park, as it’s not a formation for all-rounders.

4-3-3 Formation

4-3-3 Formation FM21

If you are building a team who is intending to press the opposition into oblivion, then you should use a 4-3-3. This formation allows you to really push and press from the middle of the park, giving you the numbers and the energy to flow forward. 

The use of a holding midfielder can give you all the opportunity that you need to have the defence stay safe and structured if your three forwards and two more aggressive midfielders get caught up the pitch, too.

$show=post

PREMIUM MEMBERS
Join our Premium Members program and get direct, fast and secure downloads of the latest Football Manager 2022 addons such as: facepacks, logopacks, skins, backgrounds and other graphics. Also, get all the ebooks, patches, tactics and shortlists at one place.

LEARN MORE

LATEST$type=three$m=0$cate=0$sn=0$rm=0$c=6$hide=mobile$show=post$t=$t=oot

$show=post

DATABASES$type=blogging$show=/p/football-manager-custom-database-updates.html$va=0$p=1$a=0$l=0

DOWNLOAD TACTICS$type=blogging$show=/p/football-manager-tactics.html$va=0$p=1$a=0$cm=0$rm=0$l=0

CUSTOM SKINS$type=blogging$show=/p/football-manager-skins.html$va=0$p=1$a=0$cm=0$rm=0$l=0

Search FM Blog$show=404

Name

BACKROOM STAFF,46,BARGAINS,24,BEST PLAYERS,84,CAREER STORY,56,CHALLENGES,108,CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER,1,CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER 2001/2002,1,CUSTOM DATABASE,20,EDIT,8,ESSENTIALS,3,FACEPACK,1,FM BLOG,1540,FM BOOKS,2,FM EXPERIMENT,12,FM MEMES,1,FM MOBILE,1,FM NEWS,67,FM WONDERKIDS,109,FM14,100,FM15,64,FM16,108,FM17,78,FM18,61,FM18 INFO,7,FM18 NEW FEATURES,7,FM18 PLAYERS,4,FM18 STAFF,4,FM19,68,FM19 NEW FEATURES,6,FM20,272,FM20 BARGAINS,7,FM20 CHALLENGES,44,FM20 DATABASE,4,FM20 LIST,49,FM20 NEW FEATURES,9,FM20 PLAYER SHORTLIST,9,FM20 SKINS,10,FM20 STAFF,11,FM20 TACTICS,40,FM20 TEAM GUIDES,34,FM20 TOP WONDERKIDS,18,FM20 VIDEOS,1,FM20 WONDERKID REVIEW,79,FM20 WONDERKIDS,96,FM21,362,FM21 ASSISTANT MANAGER,2,FM21 BARGAINS,8,FM21 CHALLENGES,36,FM21 COACHES,3,FM21 FREE AGENTS,7,FM21 HIDDEN GEMS,1,FM21 NEW FEATURES,11,FM21 SCOUTING,196,FM21 SHORTLIST,4,FM21 SKINS,4,FM21 STAFF,6,FM21 TACTICS,59,FM21 TEAM GUIDES,57,FM21 TRANSFER BUDGETS,3,FM21 VIDEOS,51,FM21 WONDERKIDS,108,FM21 WONDERKIDS SHORTLIST,1,FM22,218,FM22 ASSISTANT MANAGERS,1,FM22 BARGAINS,8,FM22 BEST LAPTOPS,1,FM22 BEST PLAYERS,21,FM22 BEST PLAYERS SHORTLIST,1,FM22 CHALLENGE,15,FM22 CHALLENGES,5,FM22 COACHES,1,FM22 DATABASE,3,FM22 FREE AGENTS,7,FM22 FREE AGENTS SHORTLIST,1,FM22 GRAPHICS,2,FM22 HIDDEN GEMS,1,FM22 MOBILE,1,FM22 NEW FEAURES,2,FM22 SCOUTING,89,FM22 SKINS,9,FM22 TACTICS,29,FM22 TEAM GUIDES,23,FM22 TOP 100 WONDERKIDS,10,FM22 TRANSFER BUDGETS,2,FM22 VIDEOS,1,FM22 WONDERKIDS,61,FM22 WONDERKIDS SHORTLIST,1,FOOTBALL MANAGER,54,FOOTBALL TALK,67,FREE AGENTS,40,GAME GUIDES,124,GAMING EQUIPMENT,5,GIVEAWAY,1,GRAPHICS,21,HIDDEN GEMS,3,LIST ARTICLES,106,LOGOPACK,1,OFFICIAL FM HINTS & TIPS,7,OMEGA LUKE,6,PLAYER ATTRIBUTES,8,PLAYER GUIDE,108,PREMIER LEAGUE,2,RHYS,2,SAVE IDEAS,146,SCOUTING,269,SKINS,37,SUGAR DADDY,1,SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS,9,TACTICAL ANALYSIS,29,TACTICS,152,TEAM GUIDES,130,TEAMS TO MANAGE,92,TECHNICAL DIRECTOR,1,THE MAD SCIENTIST,3,TRANSFER BUDGETS,29,UPDATES,10,WONDERKIDS,526,
ltr
item
FM Blog: Football Manager 2021 – Formations to Build Around
Football Manager 2021 – Formations to Build Around
Here are 5 Football Manager 2021 formations that you should consider researching as your go-to formation in your next FM21 save.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Jb_M0_qRFbY/X62VagxiVuI/AAAAAAAAiMs/6ujXNgq-Wbg6OK0LXxci4JH5OoS8DMlrwCLcBGAsYHQ/s0/Football-Manager-2021-Formations.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Jb_M0_qRFbY/X62VagxiVuI/AAAAAAAAiMs/6ujXNgq-Wbg6OK0LXxci4JH5OoS8DMlrwCLcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/Football-Manager-2021-Formations.jpg
FM Blog
https://www.footballmanagerblog.org/2020/11/football-manager-2021-formations.html
https://www.footballmanagerblog.org/
https://www.footballmanagerblog.org/
https://www.footballmanagerblog.org/2020/11/football-manager-2021-formations.html
true
3612031012790362698
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By HOME PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU CATEGORY ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow SHARE TO UNLOCK THE DISCOUNT CODE STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content