How do you defend?

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dopetothemax
2015 posts Fans' Favourite
Me personally, I try to control midfielders and cut off passing lanes. I’ll go in for the tackle if I feel I can win it and I’ll switch to my CBs if my opponent is in a dangerous area. I never hold A or RB for contain or second man press and I wonder if that’s causing me issues. I’m finding trouble with my players I’m not controlling just standing around. How does everyone else go about defending?

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  • badly
  • '96dc2
    9009 posts League Winner
    Pray...
  • TwoZebras
    5320 posts Big Money Move
    badly

  • Blarix
    20825 posts Club Captain
    Slide into every player and hope for the best.
  • coatsy
    32197 posts National Team Captain
    1. Buy fast CMs.
    2. Control CM for 90 mins.
  • SergiuLive
    3170 posts National Call-Up
    Run like a headless chicken after the ball, sprint and contain pressed all the time.

    Then I remember that I should jockey and cut passing lines but as soon as I try that the opponent is always passing me.
    Then I go back to sprint and contain pressed all the time.
  • Andy99TradeZ
    13762 posts Has That Special Something
    My opponents seem to run with midfielder and let defence auto block everything.

    As for me I can't defend concede minimum 3+ every game I'd say
  • Knowlesdinho
    10204 posts Has That Special Something
    Best defence is attack. I play possession play, if you don't have the ball, you can't score.

    If I have to defend, I try to read play and pick off passes.
  • coatsy
    32197 posts National Team Captain
    Best defence is attack. I play possession play, if you don't have the ball, you can't score.

    If I have to defend, I try to read play and pick off passes.

    THis is true. Frustrating when you concede off 1shot and 42% possession.
  • TheMenezLover
    1781 posts Play-Off Hero
    SergiuLive wrote: »
    Run like a headless chicken after the ball, sprint and contain pressed all the time.

    Then I remember that I should jockey and cut passing lines but as soon as I try that the opponent is always passing me.
    Then I go back to sprint and contain pressed all the time.

    So relatable
  • dopetothemax
    2015 posts Fans' Favourite
    Anyone else feel like you’d be a much better defender if the game stopped forcing you to do things? Things like auto switching me (when I have it turned off), forcing my player to open his legs to let the pass through when I cut it off, and all the damn auto lunges and slides when you’re in a passing lane.
  • Knowlesdinho
    10204 posts Has That Special Something
    coatsy2008 wrote: »
    Best defence is attack. I play possession play, if you don't have the ball, you can't score.

    If I have to defend, I try to read play and pick off passes.

    THis is true. Frustrating when you concede off 1shot and 42% possession.

    Played a game once where I had 70% possession. The guy was ptb from kick off and lb+y whenever he got the ball...I lost 1-0, followed by the obligatory "git gud" message. He had a game plan and it worked.
  • Davisto
    6162 posts Big Money Move
    Im very good at defending but always **** things up for myself tbh :joy:
  • Safk001
    812 posts Semi-Pro
    It’s so hard to defend, using jockey is probably the last thing to learn as it’s the most advanced, first try using the AI contain and using the player you are controlling to block of passes and more importantly runs. Even though I’m pretty bad a defending myself I’ve found keeping your back 4 (or 3) in a straight line is of the upmost importance!
  • nathswfc
    1316 posts Professional
    with my controller. i use B for standing tackle and X for sliding tackle, hope this helps :trollface:
  • kurt concedes 3+ goals in so many games out of the 40 there's no hope for us mere mortals.
  • Danic123
    2328 posts Fans' Favourite
    Turn up aggression, if you're brave & use co op cam to see the runs, play a high line. Also keep narrow.

    Defensive tactics: 70, 70, 20 & Cover.
  • Scutch
    10526 posts Has That Special Something
    Lunge. Fail. Lunge. Fail. Slide. Sent off.
  • Cheetah Thumbs
    4217 posts National Call-Up
    Me personally, I try to control midfielders and cut off passing lanes. I’ll go in for the tackle if I feel I can win it and I’ll switch to my CBs if my opponent is in a dangerous area. I never hold A or RB for contain or second man press and I wonder if that’s causing me issues. I’m finding trouble with my players I’m not controlling just standing around. How does everyone else go about defending?

    I do exactly this with the only difference being I jockey a lot.
  • mjs4p
    11089 posts Has That Special Something
    Poorly
  • WoundedGoat
    13105 posts Has That Special Something
    Don't bother, attack... attack... attack!!!
  • Ryan10g
    1508 posts Play-Off Hero
    edited November 2017
    mjs4p wrote: »
    Poorly

    Came here to say that.
  • VanBasten12
    6784 posts Big Money Move
    Blarix wrote: »
    Slide into every player and hope for the best.

    The best being "no red cards". Sometimes I'm like that :smiley:
  • FLASHFLUSH1
    5602 posts Big Money Move
    edited November 2017
    Smash B repeatedly and watch my players do the danky leg thingy
  • illinifan
    8676 posts League Winner
    Whatever you do, don’t control your CBs
  • Thomas
    3044 posts National Call-Up
    :D

    I got the same issue. I consider myself above average in attack, but utter garbage in defense :(
  • Tof33z
    6480 posts Big Money Move
    I mostly shout FK OFF at the television. But then I'm an Everton fan so I have some practice on that
  • Muzza11
    8249 posts League Winner
    I'm one of them people who drag all my defenders out to pressure the ball
  • NoPosWow914
    707 posts An Exciting Prospect
    Muzza11 wrote: »
    I'm one of them people who drag all my defenders out to pressure the ball

  • nathswfc
    1316 posts Professional
    Muzza11 wrote: »
    I'm one of them people who drag all my defenders out to pressure the ball

    could be worse you could be one of them cyunts who just control bakayoko and just drag him into their back line all game
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