Most times, Its not your fault for losing those games as soon as u get to that bracket.
I have carried so many extensive research into this issue from the start of the game cycle.
I have messaged countless people most times as soon as the delayed games creep in from 11-14, through 17 wins.
Most of my matches from 14-19 wins are mostly from egypt, uae and Jordan without fail.
I mostly tend to lose 5-6 games against this guys. Then the game starts matching me up with UK and Irish players for the last 6-7 games.
I was 10:1 last night before i started matching up to this guys again where the game literally becomes unplayable without fail every weekend.
I think the idea is when u start really well, the pool of players with similar record to you decreases so finding a game to match someone with similar record becomes a coin roll.
It starts matching u up to people with similar record, no matter where on earth they r. The game throws out close proximity, matching u up to whoever the F is available around the world.
When it feels your been hurt and record going down hill, then u start playing people near u, thats while the smoothest games of the wl are always your last 4 games.
I can post countless message exchange with people over the months, asking people about this findings.
Dont get me wrong, some of this guys are good players obviously, but the fact u r not allowed to match your opponents due to delay and sluggish manipulation makes it all pointless. Just played my last game against a guy from jordan and it was one of the most pointless game of fifa i ever played in all my life. I could literally have scored an own goal and end the misery in the first minute.