FIFA 20 3-4-3 formation are continually falling in and out of fashion as tactical innovations lead teams to differ their strategy in how they set themselves as much as win games. The beauty of soccer is that there is certainly no single way to play. Inside any league, teams line up within a diverse array of formations depending around the players readily available, the opponent they may be facing, and their coach's philosophy. For the 3-4-3 formation to work, you will need tactically astute players who fully grasp their function around the group. They have to be versatile and know how to respond to each with and without the need of the ball.
Strengths: This formation gives you a considerable amount of attacking formations, with a healthy spine. We tend to stay away from this formation until we're really in desperate measures then we don't deploy this formation, but that isn't to say it's any good. On the diagram above, you can see that there is a clear line down the center of the pitch. This means you will always have options through the middle as well as x2 wide players when the wide midfielders join the attack.
Weaknesses: Perhaps one of the most exposed areas of any formation in the game. Looking at the diagram alone can show you that. If, as we said, the wide players push on, then you can easily be caught out in more extensive areas. If the CB's get pulled out of position, then this can cause serious issues, particularly if you face someone skilled with the crossing mechanics.
FIFA Expert's recommended work rates:
Right C Back – Medium Attacking / High Defensive
Left C Back – Medium Attacking / High Defensive
CB – Low Attacking / High Defensive
CDM – Low Attacking / High Defensive
Right Mid – High Attacking / High Defensive
Left Mid – High Attacking / High Defensive
CAM – High Attacking / Medium Defensive
Right Winger – High Attacking / Low Defensive
Left Winger – High Attacking / Low Defensive
Striker - High Attacking / Low Defensive
Key player/position: The 2 CB's playing either side of the central one is critical. They will be forced to work and must possess pace and agility to be able to shift across and be comfortable defending in more extensive areas. Most suited style of play: Balanced, quick possession playsuits this formation best