FIFA 22 – Post Patch Best COUNTER ATTACKING Custom Tactics

In this guide we will discuss about the best custom tactics for Counter Attack in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

FIFA 22 – Post Patch Best COUNTER ATTACKING Custom Tactics

I have tried a lot of formations this year but the best one for quick counterattacks would be none other than the 4-2-3-1. The reason being the 4-2-3-1 is very strong defensively. It seems like a lot of people do not understand what counter-attacking exactly is. You will find plenty of videos where streamers would probably use formations like 4-3-3(4) or any other attacking formation. Then they would give you a tactic with high depth calling it counter-attacking setup. Trust me when I tell you this. This is not true.

Counter Attacking in football is basically a fast transitional attack with only a few passes. It is basically exploiting an offensive blunder from your opponent and taking the ball across the pitch as fast as possible before the other team could recover defensively. Thus making it easier for you to score with fewer people on defense.

For this to happen you cannot use a formation that is good for pressing like the 4-3-3(4) or 4-4-2. You need to use a formation with defensive midfielders and make sure that the opponent advances towards your box so that you can easily counter them when they make a mistake. The 4-2-3-1 works perfectly for counterattacks. With my set of custom tactics, you will see how brilliantly the team would move up the pitch for a counterattack.

Note: Counter Attacking does not mean parking the bus. That is one form of playstyle which I personally dislike and will never ever recommend doing . 

Custom Tactics for Counter Attack :

Use these exact custom tactics with the 4-2-3-1 for counter-attacking football

  • Balanced is the go-to defensive style for Counter Attacking.
  • The width would be good at 45 
  • A depth of 35-40 would work fine. Until and unless you let the opposition players into your half and near your box, you will not be able to counter them.
  • Fast Build Up is the best for Counter Attacks. It works better than Long Ball for quick counters. Forward Runs would only make your striker run offside or out of range. Therefore Balanced would work perfectly.
  • Players In Box should be at 3. Again we are countering the opponent and not trying to get countered. If you use more players in the box your CDMs would move up the pitch even with Stay Back instruction and leave you open for a counter.
  • Corners and Free Kicks art 2 or 1 depending on what you want.

Player Instructions for Counter Attack :

Use these player instructions to ensure your team works exactly like they would in a counter-attacking situation.

  • Back 4 on Stay Back While Attacking
  • One CDM on Stay Back While Attacking and Cover Center (Players like Kante). Another CDM with good pace and offense would be on Get Forward (Players like Llorente).
  • RAM, LAM, and CAM are all on Come Back on Defense. RAM and LAM on Drift Wide and Get Into the Box For Cross.CAM on Stick to Position. Width is very important in Counter Attacking football. The moment the RAM and the LAM drift wide the opposition fullback will move out to mark them. This is where the CAM and Striker could exploit the space in the center. If you feel Drift Wide is not working for you feel free to have them on Balanced width.
  • The striker should be on Get in Behind only

The most annoying type of FIFA player is the ones who always have their back to their goal and keep passing the ball until you pull out a defender. They would literally keep passing the entire game doesn’t matter if they need to score or not but they just won’t play on a risky ball forward. These custom tactics are exactly what you would want to use against these type of players. Players who keep passing around your penalty box and who keep the pressure on. This tactic would be a nightmare for them.

I hope this guide was helpful. Currently using these tactics in Elite Division and it is working well. Do let us know in the comment section down below.

2 thoughts on “FIFA 22 – Post Patch Best COUNTER ATTACKING Custom Tactics”

  1. Brilliant exactly what I’m looking for. I feel this suits my style of play perfectly as I’m not a very skilful player so I like to be solid in defense then burst forward on the counter soon as my opponent messes up. Are you on YouTube?

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