I’ve used 4-3-3-2 formation for a long time and here I will write a guide about it. This year it’s the other way around, the gameplay has changed a lot which favors passing play. I believe you can do really well with this formation.

FIFA 17 4-3-3-2 Formation Gudie


Expensive – Neuer, De Gea, Courtois
Cheap РJos̩ Reina, Oblak, Handanovic

They seem to be pretty solid this year, so I think picking the GK is not so important, I advice you not to spend many coins unless you have them of course. The only 2 things to look out for is height and long throw. These attributes will come in very handy.


Expensive – Ramos, Boateng, Godin, Hummels, Chiellini, Bonucci
Cheap – Sokratis, Toprak, Gonzalo Rodriguez, Bailly

Strength and height is most important. I also look for decent passing stats because these guys will start most of the attacks. Pace is not that important anymore imo.


Expensive – Marcelo, Jordi Alba, Alaba, Dani Alves, Juanfran
Cheap – Gaya, De Marcos, Ansaldi, Hector, Coleman

I go for strength and passing this year. Pace is less important because I have them on stay back.


Expensive – Busquets, Casemiro, Xabi Alonso, Matic
Cheap – De Rossi, Iborra, Schneiderlin, Rode

Very important player, he will be there sitting in front of your defense. With the stay back function working better this year, he won’t bomb up forward like last year. I use him to recycle possession and as a lock on my defense. He needs to be a decent defender and a good passer.


Expensive – Iniesta, De Bruyne, Modric, Vidal, Marchisio
Cheap – Eriksen, Banega, Borja Valero, Divadi

This is up to you. I suggest 2 playmakers, so your attacking creativity can be big. Right now I don’t have the coins for good playmakers, so I’m using 2 good allrounders. Look for good dribbling, passing and finishing. They will pop up in the box a lot to finish.


Expensive – Ibrahimovic, Suarez, Lewandowski, Diego Costa
Cheap – Jovetic, Eder, Slimani

A striker that can pass is crucial here, also dribbling and finishing is important to me. You don’t have to look for a typical target man, you can get away with a small striker as well like Eder or Jovetic.

I know I missed a lot of players. If you have some good players to recommend, leave your comments below.