FIFA 17 (FUT): choose the right lineup / best formation guide

In order to form a best FIFA 17 Ultimate Team squad, it is beneficial in theory if you decide in advance for a formation. Only then you can specifically buy players who fit this formation. If you change the setup afterwards, your chemistry suffers. Check out how the chemistry works in FIFA 17.

To change your team's setup, go to "Active Team" and then press the Formation button, which is displayed at the top left of the screen. On the PS4 it is the L2 button:

What do I need to know about the formation?

Think about it beforehand:

- What is the formation? Before you decide directly on a formation for your Ultimate team, you should first experiment with different formations. If you are clear with a threesome chain? How many strikers do you want to play? After a few games, you will be able to determine whether or not you are interested in some formations. There will be formations with which you feel more secure than with others.

- Which players do I want to play with? If you have your favorite player, and he is absolutely necessary in your Ultimate Team, then you can already choose a formation that fits these players. If your winger striker wants to be in your team, you need a list which can be used by these players.

These are the best lineups in FIFA 17 - sorted by style

For your orientation, we will give you suggestions on how to choose your game style..

Teams for an offensive game in FIFA 17

The following formations are very offensive. However, it can be dangerous to the rear and can only be a triple chain:

4-3-3 (4)

Teams for a defensive game in FIFA 17

With these formations, you can be solid at the back:

4-3-3 (3)

Goals for a counter-game in FIFA 17

If you like to counterattack, consider the following formations:

4-3-3 (2)
4-4-2 (2)
4-2-3-1 (2)

Goals for the ball possession in FIFA 17

FIFA 16 is played differently by every player. If you have priority and high ball possession values, look at these formations:

4-5-1 (2)
4-1-2-1-2 (2)
4-3-3 (5)

Futsal match in FIFA 17

If you have fast speed controllers in your team, who are supposed to come over the outside positions and hit dangerous flanks? Then the following are the formations for you:

4-4-2 (2)

Keep in mind that you can not only influence how the players behave on the pitch with the choice of the formation. During the game, you can use the arrow keys to select fast tactics such as counter or high pressure, or to set the direction more offensive or defensive. This allows you to react to your opponent's gameplay without having to throw up the entire line-up in the menu.

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