The question is pretty simple. Maybe not too easy to answer.
Why is it that EA have made pace the most important stat.
It's frustrating to see teams that are put together with just chem and pace as the two Main components. Weak foot? Don't care. Skills? Don't care. Dribbling? Don't care. Shooting? Don't care. Defending? Don't care. High pace? Bring'em in!
Usually these guys aren't too difficult to beat, but it's just not fun to play these matches. You can have 70-80% possession, dribble them ten times round, bombard them with shots from well within the penalty box and then get hit on the counter time after time.
EA are rewarding lesser skilled players by letting pace be so important, and to have the defenders block so frickin' much. Because when they attack they are through on goal having already parked the defenders using their pacy attackers.
I know I'm not the only one to hate this. I have also written previously that I usually just forfeit matches against these kind of players - preferrably when tied.
How come EA doesn't take action? With a few exceptions, it doesn't even resemble real football.