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FIFA 23: 4-2-3-1 formation - setup, tactics, player instructions FIFA 23 Guide, Tips

4-2-3-1 is one of the most popular formations in FIFA 23. Check out what tactics to set with this formation and what guidelines to assign to the players.

Last update: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

This page of our FUT 23 FIFA guide is dedicated to one of the best formations to use in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team: 4-2-3-1. We suggest what tactics you should choose, as well as what instructions to set for individual players.

The 4-2-3-1 formation consists of 4 defenders, 2 defensive midfielders, 3 offensive midfielders and 1 striker. The main advantage of this formation is the ability to play the ball between tightly positioned offensive players. Two defensive midfielders will support the defense.



  1. Style of play: balanced
  2. Width: 45.
  3. Depth: 60.


  1. Constructing Action: Balanced.
  2. Chance Creation: Direct Passing.
  3. Width: 55.
  4. Density of sixteenth note: 6.
  5. Corners: 2.
  6. Free kicks: 2.

Player instructions

  1. Forward: stick to center, mixed attack, normal steals, basic defense support.
  2. Side offensive midfielders: go back to defense, to the penalty area near the centers, keep an eye on your position, normal steals.
  3. Central offensive midfielder: stay in front, steady runs to goal, control your position, normal interceptions.
  4. Defensive midfielder (more offensive): balanced defense, balanced attack, normal steals, mid-cover, stay in position.
  5. Defensive midfielder (more defensive): balanced defense, stay behind, normal interceptions, center cover, stay in position.
  6. Central defenders: stay behind, normal steals, keep an eye on your position.
  7. Side defenders: stay behind, normal steals, mixed attack, stay in position.
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