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4-5-1 Flat Formation

Mode: Holding
Formation Base: 4-5-1
Available in: Career Mode / Kick-off / Tournaments

Your midfielders are required to work hard to support more your defence.

This formation is originally a defensive formation, however, if the two midfield wingers play a more attacking role, it can be likened to 4–3–3. The formation can be used to tie up or preserve a lead, as the packing of the centre midfield makes it difficult for the opposition to build up play.

Suggested Counter Formations: 5-3-2