Whether or not your defenders intercept a pass is completely random game to game. If you go in for a manual tackle half the time the ball just pops back to your opponent. If I do a skill move against my opponent and turn him the wrong way around his player can just 180 and make the easy tackle. Defenders are just too damn fast. Your opponent can make mistake after mistake missing tackles and everyone is so damn fast they'll all just run back and catch up to you. They put out an update to reduce the ability of AI defenders but I haven't noticed much difference. People still just run around with their midfielders while their defensive line maintains perfect shape, marking runs and intercepting. There must be something I'm doing wrong or the game is trash.