Need the best tactics for your 3-5-2 attacking formation? You have come to the right place.
FIFA 22 – 352 Best & Meta Custom Tactics | FUT Formation Guide
The 3-5-2 is known for being one of the most offensive formations in the game. However, since the formation has only 3 defenders we might feel it could be defensively very weak. But this is just another wrong conception a lot of players have about this formation. This formation is defensively strong but only with the right set of tactics.
What Tactics and Strategies to use for the 3-5-2?
Well, these are the tactics I am currently using for the 3-5-2 formation :
- Defensive style should be Balanced when you start the game. However, if you go a goal down switch to Pressure on Heavy Touch
- Width is good at 40 and Depth is good at 54
- Offensive Build-Up Play should be Long Ball. Yes, long balls are meta this year. Don’t be afraid to get those long-range lobs to your strikers.
- Chance Creation should be Direct Passing. I like this one since my players don’t just keep running forward. They move into space whenever they find any.
- The width should be fine at 57 since it could get a little narrow.
- Players in the box should be on 5. We do not want to over-commit.
Player Instructions on the 3-5-2 :
The 3-5-2 could be rewarding both offensively and defensively only when combined with the right set of player instructions. Check these out :
- CB should be on Stay Back While Attacking while the RCB and LCB should be on Overlap. Now the Overlap for CBs is not like the fullbacks. They do not rush forward. They only move sideways to occupy a wider spot thus reducing chances for the opponent to run free down the wings.
- LM and RM should be on Come Back On Defense and Get in Behind
- Defensive CDM on Stay Back While Attacking and Cover Center. While the offensive CDM should be on Get Forward and Cover Center
- CAM should be on Stay Forward
- RS and LS should be on Get In Behind and Stay Forward
How to play the 3-5-2?
Well, the LM and the RM are key to this formation. They do all the running, back and forth. So make sure you have high stamina full backs as the LM and RM. They will create a lot of chances for you. Be sure to spot them making those overlapping runs and lob the ball to them. This will be your primary strategy. Other than that you would to get the ball to the CAM as soon as possible. They pass around between your strikers. The Get in behind instruction would help you make those end-game lobbed through balls this year.
There you go, the best custom tactics for the 3-5-2 formation. One of the most meta formations this year. If this guide was helpful do let us know in the comment section. Enjoy the game.
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