Chip shots are the most stylish shots in the world of football. The sight of a centre-forward cooly lobbing the ball over a goalkeeper and having the ball land under the bar is always a favourite with the highlight and compilation reels. However, it’s also an attempt that carries a lot of risks, both in terms of execution and ending up with an egg on your face. Join us here at Gamelevate as we run you through how to perform the perfect chip shot in Fifa 23!
What Is A Chip Shot?
In both real-world and virtual football, a ‘chip’ (or ‘lob’) is an attempt that involves putting the ball over a goalkeeper, rather than blasting or placing it around them.
It is achieved by scooping the ball with the nose or bridge of the boot, and applying a level of force needed to get it over the top of the goalie, but not skyrocketing over the bar.
However, it’s a high-skill move that requires a lot of skill to execute. The margin for error is much higher when compared to other shots as the ball can easily end up in the stands, or tamely in the hands of the goalkeeper.
How To Perform A Chip Shot In Fifa 23
In Fifa 23, a chip shot is performed by pressing the following button combinations:
Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S: LB+B
PlayStation 4/PlayStation 5: L1+O
Nintendo Switch: L+A
As with other shot types in Fifa 23, mixing things up and knowing the optimal times to bring them out is the biggest secret behind scoring as many goals as possible.
Chip Shot Tips For Fifa 23
There are seldom few things in the world of Fifa that make you feel more like a failure than lamely chipping a shot into the keeper’s gloves. The first thing to be aware of when attempting a chip shot in Fifa 23 is the time and space required to pull it off. We recommend reserving it for 1-on-1 scenarios where your attacker has enough time to generate the power needed to hoist the ball over the goalie.
Obviously having the keeper off their line is fundamental to getting a chipped shot right, but you should also factor in whether they have time to get back and catch the ball before it goes over the line before an attempt.
Generally speaking, we’ve found you’ve always got a bit more room for error by going with too much power, rather than not enough.
And no Fifa 23 guide on chip shots would be complete without mentioning panenka penalties. One of the footballing world’s hot new trends, these cheeky penalties are performed exactly the same way as a chip shot, with players cheekily lobbing the pass casually as the goalkeeper sprawls the wrong way.
Again, the usual caveats apply here: make sure you don’t under/over-hit the ball, and DEFINITELY make sure you go the opposite way to the keeper.