$show=archive-search-label

Football Manager 2021 West Ham 4-2-3-1 Tactic | Team Guide | FM21

Football Manager 2021 West Ham 4-2-3-1 Tactic | Team Guide | FM21

Football Manager 2021 West Ham tactic and team guide. Club culture and board requirements, tactics, key players, youth prospects and potential transfers in FM21.


Here is a brief analysis of the West Ham squad, their club structure, the relationship any potential managers will have with the board, expectations and possible tactics any FM2021 player can use.

About West Ham


West Ham or hammers as they are belovedly called are a mid-table Premier League club based out of London. The hammers are one of the few teams that have never gone below the 2nd tier of English football since the club started functioning. In the PL Era, West Ham have never won silverware and are overshadowed by their more popular London neighbours.

Board Requirements


West Ham despite spending heftily had a pretty torrid time in the PL in 2019-2020 barely surviving relegation and finishing a disappointing 16th. The board requirements once you take over will be;

FM21 West Ham Team Guide - Tactic - Board

    1. A top-half league finish.

    2. Making the 5th round of the FA Cup

    3. Making the 4th round of the Carabao EFL Cup

Since there have been heavy investments, the board also require you to play an attacking brand of football. Concentrate on signing high reputation or young players for the future and use the club’s academy to develop players.

Hammers have decent training facilities and a stable youth setup which could churn out the occasional gem. You should go about trying to improve these as soon as you can, once you take over.

RELATED: Football Manager 2021 Starting Transfer Budgets

Squad, Formation and Tactical Style


The hammers have made quite a few smart purchases recently and have a strong squad.

There are quite a few tactical setups you could deploy with West Ham, however, for their current squad of players, the strongest would be the fluid counter-attack. You can opt for a vertical tiki-taka for easy home games but keep in mind that West Ham are a team that like to play on the break.

A 4-2-3-1 is the best formation of West Ham and you can alternate the player mindsets depending on the difficulty of the game. A 4-1-4-1 is also not a bad way to set up.

A rough example of what your line-up would look like in a 4-2-3-1 formation is as follows;

FM21 West Ham Tactic - Formation


Lukasz Fabianski as a sweeper keeper.

Vladimir Coufal & Aaron Creswell as the full-backs, both are generally attacking full backs with Creswell having a high crossing ability.

Issa Diop & Angelo Ogbonna playing as the 2 centre backs.

Declan Rice playing as the holding midfielder and Tomas Soucek playing alongside him as a box to box midfielder.

Said Benrahma & Jarrod Bowen will be your 2 wingers, with Benrahma operating as an inside forward and Bowen as an inverted winger.

Pablo Fornals playing as the central attacking midfielder.

Michail Antonio as the lone forward in a pressing forward role.

Alternatively, when you change to a 3 at the back formation by pushing Creswell to a LCB role and deploying Masauku as a wing-back.

RELATED: Football Manager 2021 Tactics

Key Players


    1. Jarrod Bowen


Jarrod Bowen FM21

Bowen is a young enterprising winger who is a very hard player to mark. He also has a keen eye for goal and can be an important source of goals for the club.

    2. Tomas Soucek


Tomas Soucek FM21

Soucek who is another new signing at the club is an extremely capable central midfielder. He is a workhorse in midfield and is a massive threat from set-pieces.

    3. Declan Rice


Declan Rice FM21

At just 21, Rice is already West Ham’s captain. His versatility, calmness and ability to be composed under pressure make him one of the best players in his position. He is already an International with England and will only improve in the future.

RELATED: Football Manager 2021 Best Players Shortlist

Weaknesses


1. West Ham could do with better strikers with Haller misfiring a lot since his PL move.

2. The overall squad depth is also quite average outside the first team is also very average.

3. Many key players are new additions and it could take a while before you are able to build good squad chemistry.

Youth Prospects


There are a few exciting young prospects with West Ham, some of them are,

    1. Issa Diop


Issa Diop FM21

Already a key member of the first-team squad, Diop can only improve in the future and can become one of the best players at the club. His aerial prowess is an added benefit and he can contribute with crucial goals especially in big games.

    2. Goncalo Cardoso


Goncalo Cardoso FM21

Cardoso is a solid defender who is very well rounded in his abilities. He is already on the cusp of first-team opportunities and can only get better with time.

RELATED: Best Football Manager 2021 Wonderkids

Potential Transfers (in)


These players could be a handy addition to the Hammers squad and help them achieve their targets,

· Michy Batsuayi

· Fikayo Tomori

Potential Transfers (Out)


These players may be surplus to requirements at the club or may not be of the expected quality.

· Manuel Lanzini

· Robert Snodgrass

Summary


To summarise, West Ham are a good mid-table club in the Premier League but have some players with some amazing potential. Can you, as a manager work on these positives and make West Ham challenge for European spots and possible titles?

$show=post

Football Manager 2021 Facepack | FM21 Player Faces
Football Manager 2021 Logos | FM21 Logo Pack

$show=post

PREMIUM MEMBERS
Join our Premium Members program and get direct, fast and secure downloads of the latest Football Manager 2021 addons such as: facepacks, logopacks, skins, backgrounds and other graphics. Also, get all the ebooks, patches, tactics and shortlists at one place.

LEARN MORE

$show=post$hide=mobile

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

$show=post

FM21 Steam Key Discount

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,41,BARGAINS,13,BEST PLAYERS,60,CAREER STORY,56,CHALLENGES,79,CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER,1,CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER 2001/2002,1,CUSTOM DATABASE,18,EDIT,8,ESSENTIALS,3,EVERYTHING,929,FACEPACK,1,FM BOOKS,2,FM EXPERIMENT,11,FM NEWS,65,FM WONDERKIDS,42,FM1,1,FM14,99,FM15,64,FM16,110,FM17,78,FM18,63,FM18 INFO,9,FM18 NEW FEATURES,7,FM18 PLAYERS,4,FM18 STAFF,4,FM19,69,FM19 NEW FEATURES,6,FM20,279,FM20 BARGAINS,7,FM20 CHALLENGES,45,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,FM2020,275,FM2021,253,FM21,254,FM21 ASSISTANT MANAGER,2,FM21 BARGAINS,5,FM21 BEST LAPTOPS,1,FM21 CHALLENGES,30,FM21 COACHES,3,FM21 FREE AGENTS,6,FM21 NEW FEATURES,11,FM21 SCOUTING,125,FM21 SHORTLIST,4,FM21 SKINS,4,FM21 STAFF,6,FM21 TACTICS,30,FM21 TEAM GUIDES,27,FM21 TRANSFER BUDGETS,3,FM21 VIDEOS,49,FM21 WONDERKIDS,104,FOOTBALL MANAGER,30,FOOTBALL MANAGER 2020,277,FOOTBALL MANAGER 2021,252,FOOTBALL TALK,57,FREE AGENTS,34,GAME GUIDES,100,GAMING EQUIPMENT,5,GRAPHICS,12,HIDDEN GEMS,1,JACOB MICHAEL,1,LIAM CARR,3,LIST ARTICLES,106,LOGOPACK,1,OFFICIAL FM HINTS & TIPS,7,OMEGA LUKE,5,PLAYER ATTRIBUTES,8,PLAYER GUIDE,108,PREMIER LEAGUE,1,ROSS WEAVER,1,SAKIS,6,SAVE IDEAS,84,SKINS,28,SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS,9,TACTICAL ANALYSIS,29,TACTICS,94,TEAM GUIDES,76,TEAMS TO MANAGE,40,TECHNICAL DIRECTOR,1,THE MAD SCIENTIST,3,TOP LIST,17,TRANSFER BUDGETS,28,UPDATES,7,WONDERKIDS,394,
ltr
item
FM BLOG: Football Manager 2021 West Ham 4-2-3-1 Tactic | Team Guide | FM21
Football Manager 2021 West Ham 4-2-3-1 Tactic | Team Guide | FM21
Football Manager 2021 West Ham tactic and team guide. Club culture and board requirements, key players, youth prospects and potential transfers FM21.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oE8yfdEScto/YIKNFYYeRmI/AAAAAAAAkHU/Z4ZNBCi5BPwMujJSn6PwPFguorugHr4YQCLcBGAsYHQ/s16000/Football-Manager-2021-West-Ham-Team-Guide-Tactic-FM21.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oE8yfdEScto/YIKNFYYeRmI/AAAAAAAAkHU/Z4ZNBCi5BPwMujJSn6PwPFguorugHr4YQCLcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/Football-Manager-2021-West-Ham-Team-Guide-Tactic-FM21.jpg
FM BLOG
https://www.footballmanagerblog.org/2021/04/football-manager-2021-west-ham-4-2-3-1.html
https://www.footballmanagerblog.org/
https://www.footballmanagerblog.org/
https://www.footballmanagerblog.org/2021/04/football-manager-2021-west-ham-4-2-3-1.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. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock 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