FIFA 20 3-4-3 formation is beautiful. Its prime strength is its number of alternatives to push up the field; with 4 midfielders and 3 forwards, it may generate really serious havoc. To invert Johan Cruyff's well-known quote, nonetheless: Every pro has its con and so does the 3-4-3. Putting emphasis on offensive play, the formation capabilities just three central defenders, with no full backs to assistance them. This means that the 3-4-3 can get hit challenging on the counter-attack, in specific on the wings. With some practice plus the correct players, on the other hand, disaster might be avoided.
FIFA Expert's recommended work rates:
Right CB – Medium Attacking / High Defensive
Left CB – Medium Attacking / High Defensive
Central CB – Low Attacking / High Defensive
Right Mid – High Attacking / High Defensive
Right Central Mid – Medium Attacking / Medium Defensive
Left Central Mid – Medium Attacking / Medium Defensive
Left Mid – High Attacking / High Defensive
Right Forward – High Attacking / Low Defensive
Left Forward – High Attacking / Low Defensive
Striker - High Attacking / Low Defensive
Strengths: The 3-4-3 plays very similar to 3-4-2-1 and is very similar in terms of strengths. The main difference and strength is in wide areas where you can still double up and cause the opposition problems. The LW/RW's definitely play wider than the RF/LF in 3-4-2-1, and again is a great formation for a target man in the striker position.
Weaknesses: Again, similar weaknesses to the 3-4-2-1 and can cause problems particularly against a quick counter attack team such as Real Madrid. Another problem is sometimes getting caught short up top with a lone striker and definitely needs defenders with good speed and acceleration.
Key player/position: As with the previous 3 at the back formations the 2 CM's are key but we think the RW and LW's have a huge impact on the success of this particular set-up.
Most suited style of play: Fast build-up play with a particular focus on attacking down the wide areas.