I don't know what's up with this mode but personally it has become increasingly frustrating over the years. I remember this mode used to be quite challenging & enjoyable to play requiring a bit of skill & finesse but lately it just feels overly streamlined, simplified & not containing the finer mechanics the game should have.
It's like there's an overlay program running that decides so many outcomes, bad passes, players being out of position etc.
now matter how well you play,
I first noticed this happening more & more after & around the time fifa16 was released. What a garbage mode seasons has become.
I miss lobbies, custom matches where you could change settings & pick lower teams etc.
I'm not just saying this because I'm not winning, I wish to point out that this mode just feels disappointing & very shallow nowadays.