Do you want to know which formation is right for your team ? If so, you need to read this guide that shows you how to picks the best FIFA 17 formation to you. Even if you already know which formation to use, be sure to read this article. You will find that there are many options and there is always room for improvement.
How to Pick the Best FIFA 17 Formation
Before you even start to sign players, you should start by setting the best FIFA 17 formation that you will implement on your squad. If you leave the decision for later, you will not equip your squad with players who you really need and you will be penalized in the individual and squad chemistry. You can solve the problem by buying new players and, in certain cases, positioning cards but the investment will be very high. There is no better formation than another. All of them have strong and weak points. You should decide which one is better to you.
The most common question is: How do I decide the formation that I will use?
There is no exact answer, but you should consider a few factors:
- What is your play style?
Do you often attack by the wings ? Do you enjoy possession ? Do you have a patient style ? Do you often play in counter-attack ?
- With which formation you are most familiar and which ones you like most?
There is any formation that let’s you more comfortable ? Did you have better results with some formation?
- Into which formations the players that you think are essential fit?
The attributes and skills of your essential players can be better used in some of the formations?
- What are the formations best suited to the goals you set for your FUT 17 clubs?
Do you want to try to win all the matches even taking risks or do you will be happy even not winning all the matches ?
The Best FIFA 17 Formations
If you want to know which one is the best FIFA 17 formation to you, you should analyse carefully every single formation here. However, if you are too lazy to do that, take a look to the top formation we have gathered for you.
Most Used FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Formations
The most used and the most popular formations are almost the same. This doesn’t mean that they are the best ones. However, if you don’t know from where to start, these ones are good suggestions:
From most used to least used
Most Attacking FIFA 17 Formation
Please note that the most used attacking formation doesn’t mean it is the best attacking formation. If you are looking for a formation setup for an attacking style, please take a look to this TOP 5:
From most attacking to least attacking
Most Defensive FIFA 17 Formation
Please, note that the most popular defensive formation doesn’t mean it is the best defensive formation. If you are looking for a formation good for a defensive style, please take a look to this TOP 5:
From most defensive to least defensive
Best FIFA 17 Formation for a Counter Attack Style
There are formations more suitable to be used in a counter attack style. If you identify yourself with this playing style, please take a look at the TOP 5 formations for you:
From best to worst counter attack style
Best FIFA 17 Formation for Possession
FIFA isn’t played the same way by everyone. If you prefer a passing and possession style, keeping the ball with you and building up your game patiently, you should look to the following TOP 5 formations:
From best to worst possession style
Best FIFA 17 Formation for Crossing
FIFA isn’t played in the same way by everyone. If you prefer a crossing style, taking advantage of the wings, you should look to the following TOP 5 formations:
From best to worst crossing style
Our TOP 5 FIFA 17 Formations
You already have chosen your formation, right ? Maybe not. Most of the time, even if you have your very own playing style, the best formation is not the most attacking or defensive one but the most balanced one. Take a look to our personal selection of the best five formations to be used in this game:
From best to worst
We shared with you the required know-how to choose the best formations. If someone ask us again what is the best formation to their play style, we will not answer. Consider yourself warned.
20 thoughts on “The Best FIFA 17 Formation to Use in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team”
Hello I am using a 4212 with dybala (ST),Sterling (ST), Martial (LM),Halillovic(CAM),Dembélé (RM),Alli (CDM),Shaw (LB),Zouma (CB),Varane (CB),Aurier (RB) and goalkeeper Rulli. With replacements donnaruma , Depay,sane,stones, coman and fosu-menzah.
I am using players under 24 with a very strong acceleration and sprint speed . What do u think ?
Well, since you are not playing Career Mode, it doesn’t matter which age they are. If you are happy with your team, who we are to suggest you anything else?!
Which formations, tactics, and style of play are usually the most exciting? (How exciting it is is what I care about most.)
It depends of each person. To me, 433 is the most exciting. Everything can happen. I love to run on the wings.
I am almost broke on coins (maybe enough for Mané if I’m lucky) and I don’t like formations that leave the striker a bit isolated up top (I’m looking at you, 4-1-4-1) – I’m a picky person! Sorry for so many comments – I’m just faced with a bit of a dilemma
Hi. If you had good results with 4321, if you are broken and if some of your players will not fit in the new formation, I believe you shouldn’t change it.
Thanks a lot for that! I was pretty stuck on it and – who knows – might have started playing PES (cue dramatic music)! I always play Ultimate Team online with my friend, and he’s got the same, sort of average players that I do and he keeps ripping me up with 4-1-2-1-2. I don’t know whether he’s just good, I’m rubbish or anything else, and I was considering a formation change. Great article BTW!
And I feel that my playstyle focuses a lot on the counter.
I’m currently using 4-3-2-1 since Fifa 15 now, but I’m thinking of switching to a more counter-attacking formation. I’ve got some great results with this formation – what do you think I should do? I’m worried that some of my players can’t adapt to a new formation.
5-3-2 with good crossers/attack minded wbs is awesome. 3 strong midfielders, and a big/small combination for the top 2.
I think that 343 is a defensive formation because you can have three centre backs and 2 wing backs,so i do not understand why it is considered an attacking formation.can someone please explain why it is an attaking formation?
Most of the players use the fullbacks as attackers. That’s why 343 is usually an attacking formation.
4-4-1-1 is the best formation and it is a better version of the 4-4-2 and 4-2-3-1 but after tweaking the custom tactics.
What customs tactics do u use for 4-4-1-1? I really think that it’s a strong formation too!
Nice article, i play fifa since FIFA 15 so i’m a bit new but i’ve learned fast to play decently..in fifa 15 my best formation was 4-3-3 (4) but in this last two fifa i obtain great results with 4-3-1-2 (i won div 1 several times in fifa 16, for now i’m in div 1 on 17 but still haven’t won yet). What do you think about this formation? I think it’s a little bit underated, but if managed well could give some nice satisfaction. Sorry my english!
There are no better formations than others. All have strong points and weaknesses. In this case, it is too narrow for me but probably not for you.
I can see that 433 (4) is a good formation for wings and it has good attacks too
Thanks for the answer rodrigo, yes could be narrow as formations but with fast and good fullback you can have also a play on the wings cause the midfield can cover them. In this last two fifa 4-3-3 (4) it’s too offensive for me and you can easily be counter attacked, infact when i play against this formation i easily counter attack, so if i want to play with wings i prefer 4-3-2-1 it’s more balanced.
Yh ive used the 4-3-2-1 for years since it first came out it has won me much harder fut champs games
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