Why am I so bad at FIFA

Dribbling and skill moves are a vital part of being a world-beater in FIFA. Don't get it twisted though: constantly spamming skills just to show off is not productive, and hardly ever gets you anywhere. Instead, work on skill moves that you can easily replicate and use them in specific situations where they'll be much more helpful.

Use "LT" when in a tight situation to turn away from your opponent. This will shield the ball, if the opponent over-commits to one side of your player, simply turning the other way will beat him.

Instead of sprinting everywhere, control your dribbling to keep the ball for longer.

Use "LB" in an even tighter situation to stop the ball and make the smallest touches possible. This will allow you to control every move your player makes, in turn allowing you to twist and turn away from your marker.

Skill moves are the most potent way of beating players, but overuse will just make you look foolish. Instead try to use them once or twice a game, when you know they will be effective—your opponent will never see it coming.

Always try to be unpredictable. Predictability will be your greatest enemy, so do the unexpected, even if it doesn't work all the time. Even when it goes wrong, it will open opportunities later on in the game. This is key. If you constantly do the same thing, your opponent will catch on. Instead of cutting inside when you're on the wing for the third time, try going outside instead.