Knowing how to use your goalkeeper can get you out of a hole at the back, with timing your charge the vital component. If you're feeling brave, you can manually switch to GK (touch pad/'view' button) but judging when to dive is very difficult. As for crosses, if the ball is likely to go over the 'keeper's head, use cover far post (hold R3/click + hold R stick).
To quick-start counter-attacks with your goalkeeper, use driven throw (R1 + X/RB + A) and driven kick (R1 + ■ /RB + X), and if you use them right you can quickly play the ball into space.
Use driven kick (R1 + ■ /RB + X) to spread the play quickly, so look at the radar to hit players in space.
|Action||PS||Xbox||PC GAMEPAD||PC MOUSE + KEYBOARD|
|Drop Kick||On D-Pad: UP then UP||B or X||B or X||"LMB" or "s"|
|Pick Up Ball||R1||RB||RB||"d"|
|Switch to GK||Press Track Pad (PS4) / Select Button (PS3)||Press Track Pad (PS4) / Select Button (PS3)||Press Track Pad (PS4) / Select Button (PS3)||"f"|
|Driven Throw||R1 + X||RB + A||RB + A||"d" + "RMB"|
|Driven Kick||R1 + ▢||RB + X||RB + X||"d" + "s"|
|GK Cover Far Post||R3 Press and Hold||R3 Press and Hold||R3 Press and Hold||"t" Press and Hold|