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Michael Carrick made one huge gamble in midweek but had doubled down away to high rollers Chelsea. A Ronaldo-less Manchester United looked organized out of possession, as Thomas Tuchel’s team struggled for clear openings throughout the game, despite their dominance. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.  United need their Tuchel moment. Gone is the […]

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Thanks to their trademark pressing and transitions, Liverpool eventually cut through and punished an Arsenal team devoid of a game plan. Once Jürgen Klopp’s team found their formula, they relentless carved through Arsenal’s defensive block, in desperate need of structure in the big matches. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.  Considering the trajectories of […]

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After a week of uncertainty, Ole Gunnar Solskjær changed his team’s formation, away to a Tottenham Hotspur team in dire need of a convincing performance. Manchester United ran away 3-0 winners, but did this rotation result in the tactical masterstroke that one desired? Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.  Poor defeats to close rivals, […]

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