Playing good defense in FIFA 20 is just as important as being a master goal scorer. There’s plenty to learn on the defensive side of the pitch, whether that’s mastering your on-the-fly tactics or learning all the different controls at your disposal. This FIFA 20 guide will explain how to defend and the defensive controls that you need to learn to win.
Along with knowing the controls you will also want to select which formation you are playing in and knowing which players are going to be where. There are also advanced tactics within the controls that allow you to do things like drop players back, press the other team, and overload the ball.
Having a grasp on everything that’s available to you is a good place to start when trying to play good defense in FIFA 20.
FIFA 20 All Defensive Controls
|Action||PlayStation||Xbox / PC|
|Change Player (Manual)||RS + direction||RS + direction|
|Push or Pull (when chasing)||◯||B|
|Pull and Hold||◯ (hold)||B (hold)|
|Hard Tackle||◯ (hold)||B (hold)|
|Quick Get Up After Slide Tackle||▢||X|
|Jockey/Grab & Hold||L2 (Pull and Hold)||LT (Pull and Hold)|
|Contain||X (Press and Hold)||A (Press and Hold)|
|Teammate Contain||R1 (Pull and Hold)||RB (Pull and Hold)|
|Running Jockey||L2 + R2 (Pull and Hold)||LT + RT (Pull and Hold)|
|Pull and Hold (when chasing)||◯ (Press and Hold)||B (Press and Hold)|
|Engage Shielding Opponent||L2 + L Towards Dribbler||LT + LS Towards Dribbler|
|Rush Goalkeeper Out||△ (Press and Hold)||Y (Press and Hold)|
|Goalkeeper Cross Intercept||△ + △ (Press and Hold)||Y + Y (Press and Hold)|
|Display Defensive Tactics||Down on D-pad||Down on D-pad|
|Striker Drop Back||Down on D-pad then press up on d-pad||Down on D-pad then press up on d-pad|
|Team Press||Down on D-pad then press Right on d-pad||Down on D-pad then press Right on d-pad|
|Overload Ball Side||Down on D-pad then press Left on d-pad||Down on D-pad then press Left on d-pad|
|Offside Trap||Down on D-pad then press down on d-pad again||Down on D-pad then press down on d-pad again|