Couldn't play this game before I changed setting. AI was to fast and too aggressive. Couldn't get anywhere near them and what could have been a decent game was the worst Fifa in years.
Anyway I changed user sprint and acceleration from 50 to 55 and what a difference this had made. Players are no longer slouches against AI and my defence actually had a change of retrieving the ball. A few subtle changes but makes a huge difference. Try it
Keep all settings the same apart from game speed which I set to slow.