EA FC 24: The Best Formation in Ultimate Team

Having the right formation in EA FC 24 is critical, especially when it comes to versing other players online in Ultimate Team.

Formations that provide blistering attacks and strong defensive coverage are hard to come by, but we might have found one of the best formations for players to prevail in every match.

Best EA FC 24 Formation

One of the classics, the 4-1-2-1-2(2) narrow formation, is what we believe is the current best formation to play. This formation has been a staple of many players for a long time, and, again, appears to be one of the best formations to play in EA FC 24.

If you are like me, you’ll want a team that can control the midfield. This means options to speed down the wings or keep possession, and passing the ball through the lanes in the middle of the park.

When attacking with the 4-1-2-1-2(2) formation, you’ll have endless options to create play out wide or in the middle of the park. In defence, you’ll have enough players back to cover the ground and have a centre defensive midfielder who can further cut passing lanes and shut down any attacking play.

4-1-2-1-2 Team Tactics

If you choose to play the 4-1-2-1-2(2) in EA FC 24, we believe the following tactics below will help best set your team up for success.

Player instructions

  • Left-back/Right-back: Stay back while attacking, overlap run type
  • CDM: Cover centre
  • CMs: Balanced
  • CAM: Stay forward
  • ST: Balanced

Defensive tactics

  • Defensive Style: Balanced
  • Width: 40
  • Depth: 50

Offensive tactics

  • Build-Up Play: Balanced
  • Chance Creation: Direct Passing
  • Width: 50
  • Players In Box: 6
  • Corners and Free Kicks: 1 bar

If you want more information, Inception FC has created an awesome video that goes into depth on this formation and others and considerations for how to choose your formation and team tactics from the start of EA FC 24. Make sure you check out our EA FC 24 Game Hub for more guides and information on the game.