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Tactical analysis Aston Villa West Ham United 0-0 Premier League

Monday night Premier League football saw a clash between Aston Villa and West Ham United.  These two sides provided an absorbing back-and-forth contest throughout, despite the 0-0 scoreline. Tactical analysis and match report by Julian Chingoma. Dean Smith sent the hosts out in a 4-3-3 formation. There were two changes to the starters from their […]

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Tactical analysis Liverpool Arsenal 3-1 Premier League

Unai Emery, already known for his tactical experiments in big games at Arsenal, once again attempted to pull a rabbit out of the hat in this weekend’s big-six clash. Instead, what he pulled out was, yet again, nothing. The application of an untried diamond system proved costly, albeit survivable thanks to Liverpool’s relatively cautious approach.   […]

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Tactical analysis Aston Villa Everton 2-0 Premier League

Aston Villa secured their first points of the season in an intriguing Friday night football affair. Building rapid attacking transitions was the key to unlock Everton’s defense. Marco Silva’s team, once again, showed problems in their buildup, as they struggled to handle a relentless, fast-paced Villa. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. Not […]

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Tactical analysis Wolverhampton Wanderers Manchester United 1-1 Premier League

A solid game plan by Ole Gunnar Solksjær got undone by a wonderfully crafted set-piece goal by Ruben Neves and a penalty miss by Paul Pogba in Molineux as the teams shared the points. Manchester United looked very much in control, despite not creating many chances. United found the opener with a nicely worked goal, […]

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Tactical analysis Chelsea Leicester City 1-1 Premier League

In a game of two halves, Chelsea’s attacking blitz on Leicester had them clinging on for dear life, but time took its toll as the home side’s intensity gradually faded, as did their ability to control events. The away side’s ‘lightbulb moment’ was minor but made all the difference to provide their second half flourish.  […]

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