Scenario 1: opponent winger has the ball near the touchline, and there is a player inside as an obvious passing option. I have a fullback and a defensive CM (both high Def WR). If I take control of the full back to close down the winger, my CM will just let the other player find space and receive the pass. If I control the CM to mark the other player, the fullback will just let the winger run past him with the ball.
Scenario 2: opponent full back has the ball and winger is trying to make a clear run. again, I have a defensive CM and a full back. again, if i use the CM to close down, my full back will just let his winger run clear for a through ball. vice-versa. If I follow the winger with my fullback, my CM will simply do nothing.
at times it is really hilarious and frustrating. i could be running back with the CM to try and cover space, and the moment i switch control to the fullback, the CM literally makes a dead stop right in his track!
i don't expect the AI to help me tackle or jockey like past FIFAs, but how do I at least get them to help me mark players, mark space, take up covering positions, etc?
when I try to release my own winger, I do see the opponent's AI controlled fullback tracking back alongside, so it can be done, but how?