Defending Against Skill

Learn how to improve your defending against skill moves on FIFA 15 with our original defensive tips. EA Sports introduced the several new attacking features for FIFA 15 so make sure you get to grips with these changes right here to ensure you aren’t conceding lots of goals.

With EA Sports changing how skill moves are performed in FIFA 15 you might see an increase in opposition players attempting to use skill moves. Below are the basic tips we’ll provide that will help you defend against skill.

Don’t dive in
The worst thing you can do against a ‘skiller’ is to dive into tackles in a rash manner. If you do this, it will play right into the hands of the opposition and they’ll be able to skip around your defenders with ease. You also run the risk of fouling in dangerous areas and/or picking up yellow/red cards.

Jockey or contain
Now you don’t HAVE to use the jockey or contain buttons here. Just simple staying patient and tracking the attackers run is perfectly fine. However, if you hold the jockey button it will place your defenders into a side on, defensive position which is the position coached by top defensive coaches around the world. You can sprint whilst in this jockey position too so that’s not an issue. Try to keep a 3-5 yard distance (relative to the pitch dimensions of course) between the goal and the attacker.

Force to pass
The last thing a skill player wants to do is pass or cross the ball. There are a couple of reasons for this. 1) They are most likely more comfortable using skill moves and 2) they might have a weakness in heading or moving the ball around to keep possession very well. Therefore, by frustrating them when they are trying skill moves, this will force them to play in a way they aren’t comfortable with.

We offer a huge amount of defensive tips in our main guide that aren’t featured on the site such as defending against the counter attack, defending against pace, defending the 1-2 passes and defending in outnumbered situations as well as much, much more. Click the link in this paragraph to be taken to the page with more details on this purchasable 125+ page PDF file.

These tips are all the basics covered. For our more exclusive and VERY BEST tips that allows us to be ranked in the top 500 clubs for Pro Clubs and having won hundreds of online trophies and division 1 titles on both FUT and Seasons game modes (On FIFA 14 we won every division title 10-1 without losing a single game!). You can purchase our guides here OR clicking on the navigation bar above for more information.

4 Responses to Defending Against Skill

  1. Lazarus Smith says:

    I’m interested in your fifa14 guide, especially how to defend against better players. Now I don’t consider myself such a bad player – I’m in div 1 in FUT, just won the Bundesliga title and other in game trophies.
    Only thing is.. I play FIFA 14 on my iPad . Obvious question, does your guide include instructions for iPads/ mobile devices too or is it mainly for consoles. It would be great if your answer is yes, because the number of online games I’ve lost is going from embarrassing to ridiculous! And I want to set that right.
    Your reply is appreciated.

    • FIFA Expert says:

      The guide is explained from the point of view of PS and Xbox. However, many people who have bought the guides are PC gamers and also iPad and they have said that the guides are very useful.


    • Josh Li says:

      oh please. i was quite impressed, until i read to the ipad part. i have won 52 bundesliga titles, and i have the best non-inform bundesliga team (robben, neuer, ribery.) And besides that, fifa 15 mobile is very easy, u really need a guide on that?

  2. Mars says:

    my question is how do i hold on to a players jersery or bump into them when i use legacy defending. As this feature is only available for tactical defending.

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