Become a Title Challenger with LSPlaysFM’s FM21 4-2-3-1 Double DM Domination Tactic
Welcome the 4-2-3-1 Double DM Domination Tactic which guided Dijon to Champions League football or that made Paris SG go unbeaten with 110 points through a season and achieving an incredible quadruple! Check out this FM21 counter-attacking tactic that just can’t stop winning games and can promise you tons of goals!
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Experience the wonders of the incredible 4-2-3-1 Double DM Domination Tactic with 110 points and unbeaten whilst bagging in tonnes of goals and only conceding 9 goals! Become a title contender and take your minor club to the top of the league!
Welcome to my 4-2-3-1 Double DM Domination Tactic, an FM21 style of play focused on counter-attacking quickly and is built on a very solid defensive core. This Football Manager 2021 tactic is successful when it comes to winning trophies having won multiple with clubs of varying sizes and is very prolific at scoring goals too! It works by creating a lot of clear-cut chances on the counter and having a very high conversion rate in front of the goal.
I have been using this tactic across multiple tests saves in FM21 with PSG and Dijon in Ligue 1 and also Port Vale in League 2. In each of these test saves the tactic has worked very well with any size team and any level of player and in every single case every team has always overperformed with some (Dijon especially) performing miracles using the tactic!
The 4-2-3-1 Double DM Tactic’s Instructions & Game Model
This 4-2-3-1 counter-attacking tactic utilizes a pair of defensive midfielders sitting just ahead of the CB partnership. It also focuses on attacking the wings by using a pair of overlapping athletic wingbacks who get up and down the pitch to both attack and defend, a pair of IF/IWs who provide both width and attacking prowess by cutting inside assisting the attacks and also a very prolific Advanced Forward which will often provide the majority of goals for your team.
You can see in more detail below exactly how the tactic works and the results with various screenshots below as well if you’d prefer.
Out of Possession
How about Other Instructions?
Also in addition to this, my training & opposition instructions are set to be handled by the Assistant.
In terms of player instructions, I have not added any individual instructions for any players, instead, every player is simply using the standard instructions set by the roles in Football Manager.
Corner Routines and Set-Pieces
Just so you are aware with the other Set Pieces these are set to default options as I found they worked well for my sides, but if you want to adopt them then feel free and you may find this allows you to score even more goals.
Corner Routine – Near Post
Corner Routine – Far Post
The Story of Paris SG’s Records using this tactic
The first side tested using this tactic was PSG. The side performed simply amazingly, of course with PSG you’d expect them to do well but they were simply unbelievable in this test save. They not only secured themselves a quadruple (if you include the Trophee des Champions) but they also went unbeaten in the league and secured a record points total of 110 in Ligue 1! Overall the side managed a massive 36 wins in the league and only 2 draws and of course 0 defeats.
On top of that too it wasn’t just the team performances which were fantastic, but the individual ones too. Neymar had a fantastic season scoring 26 in Ligue 1, getting 12 assists and an average rating of 7.82 as well. A phenomenal showing from PSG going forward, but it was also defensively they were very strong with the best defense in Ligue 1 as well conceding only 9 goals all season and Navas having 27 clean sheets in the league as well. Overall, they simply dominated Ligue 1 and every other competition they were in as well.
General Performance – Statistical Analysis
You can see below exactly how the team did in their competitions below as well as Werner’s stats too:
#8 Ligue 1 Stats – https://gyazo.com/5826b38dc06e0a08341f5fda8d09968a
#9 PSG Quadruple – https://gyazo.com/c0a3545099b049a96fe6296982dc0f89
#10 New Ligue 1 Pts Record – https://gyazo.com/361800664ba391f866717b0bb0059f47
Below you’ll find the analyst stats for PSG in Ligue 1, they are by far the best offensively in terms of conversion rate & shots on goal and far and away the most impressive defensively too again in terms of preventing shots on goal clearly showing the tactic does well in taking chances and preventing them too.
#12 PSG Attacking Stats – https://gyazo.com/51171be231ae3a08ddc5b6e7f319a53a
#13 PSG Defending Stats – https://gyazo.com/00df41844cad8b66cf3ac0ac69a8415e
An Insight to The Incredible Dijon Success
After the success with PSG, we move onto another Ligue 1 side but one much more lower down in the predictions and this time its Dijon. I really wanted to test a side of Dijon’s ability so we could get a test at a different level of team inside the same league. We of course do also have Port Vale to look over as well but we’ll come to them last of all. You can see how Dijon mainly lined up below:
#14 Dijon Lineup – https://gyazo.com/90af01959fa01c23bf0ee05bacaf148e
Dijon was predicted 17th at 400-1 in Ligue 1, yet the team finished up in 2nd place! They managed a crazy 74 points easily clear of the sides below and securing themselves Champions League football. Also it wasn’t just the League they performed well in but the French Cup coming away as the winners of that competition. Much like with PSG as well, Dijon also had some real standout performers, their striker Roger Assale mainly as the AF winning the Ligue 1 Golden Boot award. You can see quite how Dijon got on in their competitions and the League below:
#15 Dijon League Table – https://gyazo.com/3dcd0b8d18776f1bd7159df286689f2b
#16 Assale Golden Boot – https://gyazo.com/651bd43b1ffa59864406f76ca2578894
#17 Dijon Cup Win – https://gyazo.com/3707f20b6d2ad3c1cfc6a7b391fa7e17
How Port Vale Smashed their league
We come to the final team now with Port Vale. A league 2 side with very much less technically gifted players then any of the sides we’ve looked at so far and also the team predicted to come bottom of the division at 100-1 odds. Them being so poorly rated was a big reason why I wanted to test them so we could see how a poorer side could fare with this tactic. Port Vale’s side would line up something along these lines when using the tactic.
#18 Port Vale Lineup – https://gyazo.com/2fb640b2f981bb900ec1e474af1214bd
With this tactic, they smashed it in the league, winning it on goal difference managing a very good 79 points and had the best goal scoring record in their league as well. Clearly showing that even when being used with much poorer players the tactic can still work wonders considering the team predicted to come last eventually won the league as well. You can see exactly how the side got on below:
#19 Port Vale League 2 Title – https://gyazo.com/0ef7e644dd54ed9b5aecb632fde9c76d
#20 Port Vale Comps – https://gyazo.com/db654a460b3dfc25ec65b6a6043e79d5
Overall that is how the tactic performed in these tests.
Summary of Achievements
110 points a season – Paris SG
Unbeaten Ligue 1 – 36/38 matches won – Paris SG
114 goals scored – Paris SG
9 goals conceded – Paris SG
Quadruple won – Ligue 1, Champions League, Coupe de France,
2nd Place Ligue 1 – Dijon (Predicted finish 17th)
Coupe de France Won – Dijon
Golden Boot Ligue 1 – Roger Assale 27 goals – Dijon
Please do feel free to download the tactic via the link below, and I hope you get a lot of good fun and enjoyment out of this tactic on FM!
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Hope you enjoy the tactic guys, and of course, if you have any questions, do feel free to ask and please also do let me know how you get on using the tactic.
Luc / LSPlaysFM
- Download the file or Subscribe at Steam
- Put the files into folder :
My Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2021 / Tactics
- Inside Football Manager 2021 click Tactics
- Click + or Use the drop down menu oif you have all three slots added
- Load Tactic
- Click on the Tactic by LSPlaysFM
- Enjoy the tactic!