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FIFA 22 defending: how to jockey post patch 

Written by Stakester
21 Jan, 2022

Neal Guides is back with the new meta jockey technique that the pros don’t want you to know about!

A few months back, a glitch did the rounds that meant you could turn on assisted jockeying for Ultimate Team games. Of course, everyone jumped on the trend and defences across every division in FUT 22 were shored up quickly – if you missed this then you were probably leaking goals and wondering how it had become much harder to bag them thanks to this FIFA 22 defending tip, unlucky!

Unfortunately for some, EA Sports were quick to patch this glitch, which means a lot of us are back to being stuck with the age-old problem of manual jockeying. But that doesn’t mean all hope is lost – Neal Guides has released an easy-to-follow guide on how to jockey post patch like a pro. Check it out here:

What not to do

Before we get into the how-to of this article, it’s better to start with the how-not-to section! A lot of FIFA players might default to alternating between using L2 and R2, or just straight up using one or the other – don’t do this! 

Attacking players have much more control over their speed; they can sprint, run and walk as well as perform agile dribbling or strafe dribbling. On the other hand, if you’re alternating between (or only using one of) L2 and R2, that only gives you two speed options: fast or slow. 

Using this method, you’ll find it incredibly hard to match pace with the attacker, and it won’t be long before you’re dragging players out of the defensive line and they’re dancing past you like you aren’t even there.

How to jockey the right way

After the recent patch, you should always jockey by holding BOTH L2 and R2 at the same time. The only thing you need to worry about is how far you are pushing the left analogue stick; if you want to move at full speed then make sure you push the analogue stick as far as possible in the direction you want to move. 

From there, you can incrementally decrease your jockey speed by moving the analogue stick slightly less. It’s by controlling how hard you push the stick that you control your jockey speed in game – now, you can effectively match the pace of the ball carrier, as well as cut passing lanes and make successful standing tackles!

See the improvements 

Make sure you drill this in the practice arena to make sure you’ve really got it down – we know this isn’t the sexiest of suggestions, but it’s definitely one of the best ways to improve how you defend in FIFA!

This is a tip that can easily improve your defending ability threefold, especially since the assisted jockey glitch is now dead in the water. Give it a go and see if you start to climb through the FIFA Ultimate Team divisions and increase your performance in FUT Champs this weekend!

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