Best Formation in FIFA 20: What is it?

The best formation in FIFA 20 is widely considered to be the 4231.
The best formation in FIFA 20 is widely considered to be the 4231. | Photo by EA Sports

Best formation in FIFA 20 has changed a bit throughout the year, but the top setup ended up being the same from last year.

Popular FIFA 20 formations, especially in Ultimate Team, include the 4-1-2-1-2 (2), the 4-2-2-2, the 4-3-3 (4) and the 4-4-2. While each formation has their merits, the way the game has developed only one stands as the best in the game.

The 4-2-3-1 offers one striker, three attacking midfielders, two defensive midfielders and four at the back. Here's why the 4-2-3-1 is considered the best formation in FIFA 20.

Best Formation in FIFA 20: What is it?

The 4-2-3-1 is the most sound offensively and defensively. Most players, especially in Ultimate Team with high end squads, will have the following tactics:

Defensive Midfielders

  • Cover Center
  • Stay Back While Attacking
  • Cut Passing Lanes

Attacking Midfielders (Wide - Left/Right)

  • Get Into the Box For Crosses
  • Come Back on Defense
  • Free Roam or Stick to Position

Striker

  • Stay Central
  • Get in Behind
  • Stay Forward or Default Positioning

The way the formation operates makes it tightly compact in the back while also offering options in attack for both width and narrowness. The formation is made even stronger when using the Drop Back defensive tactic and low depth and width. It becomes difficult to break players down when they're stacking the 18 yard box with more than seven players.

Of course, it's not the most thrilling way to play FIFA 20, but it's become the most popular. Especially in a mode like FUT Champions.