I have always played 433 since FMi 2010, however i believe this 4-1-3-2 formation is defensively better and still creates the chance's of 4-3-3 as well as dominating possession.
This formation is a proper "passing" formation, building from the back with two ball playing defenders, generally i like the DC's to have at least passing as 10. If you want to build a team around a solid formation, this is a must try.
You can play anyone along the central midfield, even wingers as long as CM appears either dark or light green in the CM position.
WBk BPD BPD WBk
CM CM CM
I have tested the formation with Barnsley, in season one i won the Championship, only signing Vassell, Davenport, Ball and Roseneir on free's.
In season two i finished 4th in the premiership, my only signings were Miles Addison, Fraizer campbell, Karl Henry and Tim Krul.
Give it a try...