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Tactical analysis Chelsea - Manchester City Premier League

Manchester City started the game with their characteristic swagger and a fiery intensity that completely overwhelmed Chelsea. It seemed like a matter of when, not if, City would take the lead, until Chelsea struck on the break close to half-time. The complexion of the game instantly changed, allowing Sarri’s men to create more chances and […]

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Tactical analysis Bournemouth - Liverpool 0-4 Premier League

Jürgen Klopp’s hybrid 4-2-3-1 formation was too much for Bournemouth all game long. Liverpool were the better team by a country mile, and this comfortable victory leaves Klopp with another possible formation to deploy against more defensive-minded Premier League teams. Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias.   Going into this match, Bournemouth were […]

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Chelsea looked very comfortable in the first half, but were completely taken by surprise by Wolves after the interval. The home team compensated the difference in quality by showing some great fighting spirit combined with a brave game plan, eventually securing their first win since early October. Tactical analysis by Rowdy Nossent. Going into this […]

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2018-12-05 - Man Utd - Arsenal 2-2

Old Trafford was the stage for a decaffeinated clash of the titans, as José Mourinho’s turbulent United hosted Emery’s resilient reds. Despite the expectations that both sides would mirror each other’s formation, Manchester United and Arsenal each came op with variants of their own that slightly differed from the other team. This made for a […]

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Liverpool Everton tactics

Divock Origi scored a dramatic 96th minute winner for the home side as Jürgen Klopp’s men managed to keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. Everton’s brave approach caused Liverpool more problems than in previous years, but it also resulted in Liverpool accumulating chances of their own. Tactical analysis […]

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Tactical analysis Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 Premier League

Arsenal gave Tottenham Hotspur a taste of their own medicine. Intense pressing propelled them to an early lead, just as Spurs themselves had accomplished against Chelsea last week. Before half-time, though, Spurs clawed back through two quickfire set-piece goals. In the end, the finishing quality of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette secured the win for […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur - Chelsea 3-1

Chelsea were unable to cope with Spurs’ intense pressing, and Pochettino’s side netted two early goals, with some poor Chelsea defending. Spurs neutralised Chelsea by preventing them from playing their beloved central passing game, and constantly threatened on the counter with their talented forward line. Tactical analysis by Josh Manley.   Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea side […]

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Tactical analysis of Arsenal - Wolves 1-1

Wolves organized themselves well at the Emirates Stadium, scored an early goal and got very close to what would have been a deserved away win. Arsenal’s offense was ineffective for the entire match, despite Unai Emery’s formation switch at half-time. In the end, an unlikely goal rescued a point for the home side. Arsenal’s manager […]

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