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EA SPORTS FIFA 14 Tips | Using The 4-2-3-1 Formation | The Boot Room

Darren Cross from Match Magazine discusses the benefits of the 4-2-3-1 formation in EA SPORTS FIFA 14.

With five midfielders to choose from, this formation allows a player to keep possession easily while waiting for spaces to open up ahead. A way to link up with your forward is to bring the attacking midfielder into play as his position higher up the pitch is the best chance of providing effective passes to the lone striker. As there is only a single striker, bring your wingers into play to provide outlets, which will prevent the striker from being crowded out.

Be patient when in possession; pass back if there aren't any options ahead as this will allow you to bring extra players into the attack. This formation can be especially effective when the correct players are chosen for each role on the pitch. If the lone striker is struggling, then an attacking midfielder with impressive shooting and dribbling stats can act as a second striker.

Alternatively, a larger player with more strength may be the best option if you prefer to hold the ball up and wait for support.

Join Matt and Darren next time, when they will be taking a look at some of the more advanced skill moves available in FIFA 14.