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4 Important Fundamentals To Boost Your Attack In EA FC 24

Mikel Skiles

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Most players in FC 24 want to learn advanced offensive techniques, which they consider being the most important, but most of them ignore executing the basics. Without mastering these basics, you won’t be able to improve your game.

In this guide, we’ll show you 4 important basic aspects that make an attack incredibly powerful, before moving on to the advanced stuff.

4 Important Fundamentals To Boost Your Attack In EA FC 24

Safety First

When we talk about a high-performing offense, safety comes first. This means understanding the value of possession and not giving it away easily. If you’re not careful with the ball or passing it forward, you can easily lose possession and the attack will be over before it even begins. This is why you need to safely cover the ball before you start moving.

Your touch on the ball is most important. Always aim to control the ball away from your opponent, especially when you are under pressure. Turning your back briefly to your opponent after each touch of the dribble can be an immense help.

Remember to always watch for defenders coming towards you. Safely dodging them will add another dimension to your attacks. Of course, spending FC 24 Coins to buy a suitable player will make your attack more effective.

Let me show you an example of scoring a goal just by using the safety rule concept I just explained. When I’m attacking my opponent, he’s constantly putting pressure on me, and turning my back to my opponent allows me to stay safely away from him.

When he selects a new defender, I keep possession and quickly understand their intentions so I can keep the ball from continuing the offense.

Just be careful and try not to run too much. Keeping the ball at my feet with the left stick just to keep the ball safely away from my opponent every contact so I can go through it and then I score.

Free Space

As you saw in the previous example, once you have the ball safely, you need to find available space to pass or dribble.

Whatever your goals are, find the next space and recognize what your underlying goals are. If you have a legitimate passing target in front of you, make sure you turn yourself toward them and pass the ball in their direction.

If you apply the safety concept and control the ball in a way that works in your favor, then you can look for the next target that will keep you going as a chain. Finding the right space can lead you directly to the goal.

However, the term free space is not always available because the opposing defense may cover it. Here, you don’t need to force the pass, but dribble further or make a side pass.

This also helps if you have multiple targets to pass to. Because then we can take a breath and analyze which player is free and has a better chance of moving forward.

Combining the facts about your chances with your opponent’s defensive behavior allows you to act accordingly. So you either go to an available teammate or you dribble into the open space.

Let’s look at an example of how I use the available space in my build. When I receive the ball, I apply safety rules, turn my back on the opponent, and analyze how to move forward as quickly as possible.

The space on the underside seemed good, and I passed her immediately. But the opponent presses up high, so I have to be careful. There’s an open spot in the middle and I’ll immediately make two passes there while avoiding the defender as the ball travels.

I looked at the pitch again and saw freedom again in the second half and passed the ball to my full-back so he could explore there.

Now all my passing targets are covered, but my fullbacks are free. So I decided to take advantage and sprint forward to the available space to one side. The midfielder moves wide to cover me and he leaves a space open. This creates a new free space for me which I have to exploit, control the ball safely away from the opponent and pass it towards the middle.

I then pass the ball to my wing-back again, who is free on the wing, creating a perfect passing angle for my striker.

We arrive at the two-on-one situation by exploring the concept of free space. The opponent may stay somewhere between the forwards to prevent the pass. So this will allow the running forward to open up another free base in space. This time I ran forward, used my speed to get past my opponent and pass the ball inside to score.

FC 24: how to do one-two and open spaces?

Create Movement

In the example, we see players active in attack and receiving the ball in the right spaces, but we still see a lot of players not moving, they are just waiting.

If your players are too obvious on offense, this can cause problems for you because you won’t be able to find anywhere to pass the ball. That’s why you need to create a movement with yourself to create space.

We can accomplish this in a variety of ways. The easiest way to move a player into free space is to use L1/LB button to send them forward, point them with the left analog stick, and tap L1/LB.

If you want your current player to start running, you can use the 1-2 pass. Hold L1/LB button to pass after your player has passed the ball and he will sprint forward into space.

Let me show you how I use this example. When I got the ball back, I saw free space on the wing. To explore there, I need to create a movement from behind. So I’m going to play a perfect pass with Zidane, let him run, and prepare to pass to his side.

I dribble forward and play a through ball so he can get it in behind the defense and score.

However, running forward is not the only way to use space. Sometimes our players are too far apart from each other, in which case the space in between disappears. Point your target with the left analog stick again and tap R1/RB button. This will make the distance shorter and allow you to fill the free space closer to you.

FC 24: How to create movement?

Anticipate Your Opponent

Finally, we need to think outside the box. You can’t always do the same thing to a guy because they’ll start to get defensive. So you need to anticipate their defensive moves, learn their tendencies, and outwit them. Let me give you a few late-game examples.

Because the defender was very aggressive towards me. Therefore, I will move my players forward into open space in a 1-2 pass and analyze the position.

If I cover the ball well enough and watch the defender move, I can potentially break through the defense. Because he moved the wing back, he would cover like crazy with the centre-back and then run towards my winger.

So I turned around and got out of there and observed what was going on. Because of this move, the opponent created more space in the back.

So, with two passes, I explored the space where I had an advantage in an almost one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper. When he’s trying to run back as fast as he can and get the goalie two or three steps forward, he’s definitely going in the same direction as the defender. That’s why I roll the ball calmly and create a clever angle.

Since I knew his next move, I needed something to stop him. I walked right up to the goalie, forced him out, then immediately changed the direction of the ball and passed it to my teammate, who could finish this simple shot.

For the offensive fundamentals we just used, especially those that allow you to change direction quickly, will be a key tool in defeating your opponent. You can perform many tricks with them, and while defeating your opponents, you can mentally destroy them.