If you're planning to handle the game, the FIFA 20 Formations 4-5-1 should allow you to do so. Three central midfielders are joined by two more out wide, and also you really should be wanting to immediately pass-and-move to break down the opposition. Higher passing stats across your midfield are crucial, at the same time as a striker who can hold the ball up to bring the midfielders into play. The primary unfavorable is the fact that your midfield is quite flat. To alter this, 1 of them needs to become bursting forward from in-depth, so look to get a central midfielder with powerful agility and dribbling stats. If you are struggling to get previous the opposition, flick the mentality to attacking to get extra players forward.
FIFA Expert's recommended work rates:
Right Back – Low Attacking / High Defensive
Left Back – Low Attacking / High Defensive
Right CB – Low Attacking / High Defensive
Left CB – Low Attacking / High Defensive
Right Mid – High Attacking / Low Defensive
Left Mid – High Attacking / Low Defensive
Right CM – High Attacking / High Defensive
Left CM – High Attacking / High Defensive
Central CM – High Attacking / Low Defensive
Striker - High Attacking / Low Defensive
Strengths: has a case for claiming to be the best formation for retaining possession of the ball as it has a bit of everything. The wide players provide critical width to your play and the 3 CM's act as the playmakers who can provide lots of room for other players on the team to join in with the ST to create plenty of goal scoring opportunities.
Weaknesses: The main problem which most people will find with this formation is the CM's can sometimes become a tad too close and play on top of each other. It's crucial to select a mixture of work rates for your CM's as if you have 3 with the same they will all be too close. RM & LM's with low defensive work rates can leave you exposed on the wing so try to have medium or high for both attacking and defensive work rates for these players.
Key player/position: CM and ST. If used correctly and taken full advantage of you will be able to zip the ball between the three close CM's, and unless the opposition has the same formation, they're going to see plenty of the ball. The ST is vital, and he needs to be big and strong.
Most suited style of play: Possession play and a slow-paced build-up passing style