It takes no skill defending post patch..
What EA did was make defending assisted and they changed the weight of the pass which makes the ball slower when ground passing making it easier to make mistakes.
So if you hold Contain your defender will dart out full sprint at thenattacker and auto tackle for the ball.. Now if the attacker doesn’t have quick passing options and can’t think on his feet the defender wins. When you do have passing options sometimes you make a bad pass due to EA FIFA 15 Coins messing up passes.
They said they improved defender positioning and improved lobbed balls. KEY word. Improved. They improved lob balls? But why?
Anyways if you don’t believe me and think it takes skill to defend post patch. Go into a game. When you are playing and defending. Select your striker and look how the AI defends for you and there is your proof there is no skill is post patch defending.
Dont get me wrong the game still has issues to be adresses (ball contact when dribling and a player is near is just lost some times, for no apparent reason – like the game does not know what player to lock the ball to; or the player slide tackles and misses and the same thing happens; dribling and slowing down to a crawl after a sucsesfull dribble; Gks; player switching; Refs;…etc.), just not the ones you are complaining about.