PES 2020: best training and modules for all styles of play

PES 2020 Demo

Deploying the form and the right training is fundamental in football, and the same goes for eFootball PES 2020. In this mini-guide, we will talk about four of the best modules to be used in the new Konami football simulator, in order to adapt your training to each style of play.

Below, the four best modules that we recommend you use in PES 2020 based on your style of play, whether you prefer the offensive phase, the balance of the maneuver, the robustness in midfield or the possession of the ball.

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

The 4-3-3 is for players who love offensive and fast football. This training is based on the assumption of exploiting full-backs both in defence and in the attack, making them particularly versatile in every game situation.

When you send them forward during the offensive phase, especially in counterattacks, you can look for the cross in the area or the dribbling to jump the opponents on the wing and try the “tap in” or the conclusion to the net. Having fast and technical full-backs will help you to exploit the full potential of this module. Be careful not to leave the defence uncovered, otherwise, you risk collecting goals too easily.

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

4-2-1-2-1 is the ideal module for the Tiki-Taka, aimed at more patient players who like to build the maneuver with a long series of steps. Your players will tend to be within easy reach of each other, ready to trade several times and 1-2 to get to the opponent’s goal.

This is a formation that requires a certain technical background between the players on the field, in addition to a certain reactivity on the part of the midfielders and the defenders to counter the opponent’s counter-attacks.

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

The 5-3-2 is undoubtedly the module aimed at players who prefer the defensive phase. On the back lines, you will be particularly covered, ready to clear the way for any opponent’s offensive maneuver. This does not mean that in attack you will find it difficult to be dangerous, in particular, if you make sure to deploy at least one tower in attack and a couple of technical midfielders able to serve your companions with precision.

To hurt your opponents with this kind of training, you’ll have to leverage on restarts and long throws, as well as cynically exploit all inactive balls.


The 4-2-1-3 is aimed at the most competitive players, just think that this is the formation used by the reigning world champion of PES Usmakabyle. This module favours the offensive phase, making it potentially lethal if you are able to build fast and precise actions, starting from the midfield.

The other side of the medals is that, in the event of inattention or accidental loss of possession, you will risk being subjected to very dangerous opponents. Try to take the hand in online matches, experimenting with this training with your favourite team.