The Best FIFA 18 Formation for FIFA Ultimate Team

How to Pick the Best FIFA 18 Formation

What you should keep in mind before picking the best FIFA 18 formation

Before you even start to sign players, you should start by setting the best FIFA 18 formation that you will implement in 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 penalised 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.

It is also important to notice that there is no better formation than another. All of them have strong and weak points. You should decide which one is better for 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:

✔️ PLAY STYLE
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?

✔️ PREFERENCES
With which formation do 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 any formation?

✔️ PLAYERS
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?

✔️ OBJECTIVES
What are the formations best suited to the goals you set for your FUT 18 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?

Top 5 Most Used FIFA 18 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:

1️⃣ 4-1-2-1-2 (2)
Variation of the very popular 4-1-2-1-2 that let players control the midfield. It is even more narrow than the original, giving them a much tighter diamond.

2️⃣ 4-2-3-1
Formation much appreciated. Allows multiple offensive options but with the security of two CDM in defence.

3️⃣ 4-3-2-1
Similar to 4-3-1-2 but with two CF’s and only one ST or similar to 4-3-3 but the left and right forwards are tucked inside rather than to the wings.

4️⃣ 4-3-3 (4)
The one of the most attacking of all FUT 18 formations is a variant of the 4-3-3 that turns one of the midfielders into an attacking midfielder to support the front three.

5️⃣ 3-5-2
One of the most solid formations. The key element of this squad is the CAM. You should invest some coins on a really good player for this position.

Top 5 Most Attacking FIFA 18 Formations

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:

1️⃣ 3-4-1-2
One of the less popular FIFA 18 formations. The key element of this squad is the CAM. You should invest some coins on a really good player for this position.

Similar to the 3-4-1-2 formation, with a change to the forward players. Even less popular than the previous one.

3️⃣ 3-4-3
Similar to 3-4-2-1, with the change of forwards to wingers.

4️⃣ 3-5-2
One of the most solid formations. The key element of this squad is the CAM. You should invest some coins on a really good player for this position.

5️⃣ 4-3-3 (4)
The one of the most attacking of all FUT 18 formations is a variant of the 4-3-3 that turns one of the midfielders into an attacking midfielder to support the front three.

Top 5 Most Defensive FIFA 18 Formations

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:

1️⃣ 5-2-2-1
One of less popular FIFA 18 formations for Ultimate Team. Similar to 5-2-1-2 but with 1 up top supported by a left and right forward either side.

2️⃣ 5-2-1-2
Formation used by fewer FIFA FUT 18 players. Similar to 5-2-2-1 but with two ST with a more creative CAM option.

3️⃣ 5-3-2
The most solid and balanced formation of 5 defenders. Although seemingly defensive formation can become a very offensive.

4️⃣ 4-3-3 (3)
This defensive-minded 4-3-3 variation offers two holding defensive midfielders and one centre midfielder in the midfield

5️⃣ 4-2-3-1
Formation much appreciated. Allows multiple offensive options but with the security of two CDM in defence.