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FM22 and FM 21 - FM 20 -FM 19 Recommended Tactic List

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This is my 2nd season with this tactic. There was also a great performance last season. Now, the first CL group match against Barcelona, lol! Thanks Knap.





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On 25/09/2021 at 16:15, Ferran Torres said:

Hi @knap, is there a better tactic than this one ?

This tactic is from 20.4.1 and i dont know if there're better since

I'm predict top 1 in my league and i'm the favorite for winning champions league.


Thank you

I'm still using this tactic and for me it seems to be the one that I keep coming back to. Not really a fan of strikerless formations but this years FM seems to be all about strikerless formations since the final patch. Haven't found one that works as well as this one yet though. Managed to gain promotion in various games with various teams from League 2 up to the Premiership. It isn't as strong in the Premierships as the other leagues but that could be down to the players I have at the time.

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It is the longest test as over 270 games which should eliminate most of variables.

It is basically the FM 20 PILGRIMAGE 4330 with the middle striker pulled back to CM. The CM role is the most interesting as since automatic iit is attacking but more defensive than a straight CM A.

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You can use results in a few ways.

Top covers say top 5 Clubs in Division Mid the next 7 and then under dog.

Just use totals as an all round tactic.

Use best top at home and best underdog away or difficult games.

You can mix and match with your preferred formations.

It is just a guide to help identify right tactic.


With regard to Away games it depends upon your own risk factor. I am gung ho and prefer to attack and perhaps win 1 game in 3. If isk adverse then use a defensive tactic and perhaps draw all 3 games.

As a defensive formation I would use 4141 as it has a DM and protects wings, and KINGSTONIAN 4141 would be my choice.

I use 3 DLs std higher much higher. If AI are going for balls over top then std but if AI attacking you can leave at higher ormuch higher. 

The LOE can be adjusted with or without DL adjustments. The simple answer is just drop LOE..

I use Cautious positive and attacking mentalities.

For a SUS these are ideas to use.

Use 4141 formation

Remove pass into space

Stop WB runs by go

ing to defend or no nonsense FB

Use Defend on DM or most defensive MC

Change mentality Positive/cautious

Add Time wasting

Change from counter press and counter and full SUS would be to regroup and hold shape

I tend to judge what to use by how the game is progressing as you may just to want to control game rather than a full SU


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