Dribbling Tips

Use these FIFA 17 dribbling and skill moves tips to learn the basics and make it tough for the opposition to defend against you. These tips will cover the starter stuff you’ll need to familiarise yourself with the skill moves and the various dribbling styles.

Learn the basic skill moves
By learning these basic skill moves it will a) make you more confident to perform and b) make the game more enjoyable to play.

Note the players in your squads skill move rating
By learning this, you’ll soon get to realise which moves each player can perform. There’s nothing worse than wondering why you can’t do a skill move and it might not be because you can’t do the move, but the player doesn’t have that ability to make sure you check.

The hard stop
Lots of people will defend using sprint buttons so if you can add this move to your game, you’ll go far.

This method is extremely effective on the wings when running with a pacey player such as Hazard or Willian. You can throw this move together in combinations so for example…hard stop, then sprint in the same direction, hard stop again and then go again.

There are two ways to perform this move, the most common is by doing a fake shot and letting go off every button. The other way is much easier but that is revealed in our gameplay guide for FIFA 17!

Fake shot
Again this is one of the best dribbling skills you can use. Perform the fake shot by powering up a shot and then quickly hitting the pass button to cancel out the shot. The best method to do this is to hit the shoot button with the tip of your thumb and then bring the rest of your thumb down to hit the pass button while the shoot button is still held down. This works all over the pitch and can’t be used enough in my opinion.

Hold L2 or with a simple change of the direction of your left analog to make this move even more effective.

To summarise…
Your aim is to make yourself unpredictable when it comes to dribbling in FIFA 17. If you run in straight lines or always with the sprint button on it’s going to make defending against you a whole lot easier.

By dribbling and keeping possession you will find most people will become frustrated. This will lead to them diving in which in turn, leads to more space for you to exploit. It will also increase the likelihood of penalties and free-kicks in around the box not to mention them losing players to red cards.

Be sure to practise skill moves in game scenarios rather than just in the arena. They are performed at different angles in game to in the arena so make sure you follow this tip!

For a huge section in our Gameplay Guide on dribbling and skill moves then click here to read more information on this and pick up our very best tips (as well as several pro players’!).

FIFA 17 Gameplay Guide

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