Fifa 15 offers many ways to play the game and dribbling is no exception to that. You can use quick smart touches and position to get past the defenders or the more commonly used strategy faced online I RUNN FASTT.
Now to talk about dribbling we need to know the controls. Knowing the controls is extremely important because well truthfully in FIFA its awful. (B is stand tackle AND push and pull? Thats awesome! Thats like having B shoot your weapon in Call of Duty however if the bad guy runs out of range you drop a hand grenade, you're fucked if wrong one happens!) Which as you will see will have an impact on dribbling later on
The controls with dribbling
L1/LB - Close tight tight dribbling. Great for moving the ball but keeping your body in the same spot.
R1/RB - Close dribbling with fast touches. Likely the easiest one to start using and get good with. Now you will not out pace someone using this but you can move the ball faster then they can tackle if used right.
L2/LT - Shield the ball. I find shield the ball extremely useful, i'm just not the best with it. I find LT works better by just tapping once you have better position then the defender and if it works (you had better positioning) you will put your body directly between the ball and the defender, this is great once you beat a defender and are running away from them. This is how you win battles if you both have the same player.
R2/RT - Sprint. Now one of the important personal settings that you may have on or off is analog sprinting which when turned on means the farther you hold sprint the farther the ball goes. Personally I have this turned off. I much prefer knowing that a right tigger touch will move the ball exactly so far.
R2/RT + RS (flicked in a direction) - Knock the ball on.
R2/RT + RS(Flicked twice in a direction) - Knock the ball farther down the field.
R2/RT +L2/LT - Controlled Dribbling. Useful at moving left and right however staying square with the net.
L2/LT + R2/RT - Controlled dribbling! Its the same thing but it isnt, this is controlled dribbling but with your back to the net. Used to protect the ball and move near the box with out giving the defender an opening. To this you do need to focus on pressing LT/L2 first to shield the ball then RT/R2
Now that was fun! BUT thats just the simple controls for dribbling with the ball! HOWEVER most of the time your player wont have the ball (Passing from player A to B when you become B you need to control him before he touches the ball.
Receiving a pass ball controls.
R1/RB Dummy the ball and let it go though your legs as everyone knows AND It will also stop your guy from grabbing the ball, THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. This is something that you wont notices unless you watch for it however if you are trying to make quick touches (using R1/RB dribbling... You wont, you will delay touching the ball (The amazing controls of fifa!)
L1/LB Pressing LB/L1 as you receive the ball is a trap control. Means you control as close as possible while stopping* khalid952*
L2/LT Guard the ball. This is the control you want to be using if a defender is near you. This will be the best first touch you can have to protect the ball and move one
R2/RT Sprint. Bad ball control push the ball far away.
R1/RB + L2/LT Pop the ball in the air to start to juggle. Highlight skillers and goal scores dream. Useful and deadly if you can ever use it right.
Sooo those are the basic controls to controlling the ball. One of the biggest frustrations with playing a slower build up play with quick passes and nice dribbling is that any lag will change the game for you. Lag will change a first touch from a nice touch to a awful one because if the game registers that you are holding R1 not L1 then your touch wont be what you expect.
I personally really like how the ball control is done for the most part in this game. If you have a lag free game and are on top of using all the controls you can take a player like Lallana or Sneijder and make them unstoppable with the right plays.
If i got anything wrong let me know and Ill have it fixed. This post is copied over from my reddit account, i didnt make any changes to it but I may update it or go more in depth if people want.
Dribble is truthfully one of the most important things in the game that I think most people over look and go straight for players with pace. However if you can use dribble and pace control you can use players like my favourite IF KUYT and IF Sneijder and leave Div one players confused as to how the announcer could possible be screaming KUYYYTTTT as he just walked around and through the defenders before scoring a screamer