England

Both sides struggled to make ends meet in their regular shapes, most likely down to necessary personnel changes following a hectic winter schedule. Second half reinforcements only did so much to invigorate an affair which had overseen very few chances. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnely.  A loss at Watford left a sour […]

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Chelsea Brighton tactics

Jahanbakhsh’s spectacular bicycle kick ultimately drew what was a tactically rich game conditioned heavily by Brighton’s changes in midfield. In the first half, Chelsea initially dominated by exploiting the narrowness of Brighton’s midfield diamond, until Potter shifted his team to a flat 4-4-2 shape when defending and evened out the tables. During the second half, […]

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Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side once again showed a fluid and relatively well-structured possession game which allowed them to dominate the first half against Manchester United. Goals from Nicolas Pépé and Sokratis Papastathopoulos gave Arsenal a 2-0 lead at half-time. Similarly to the loss against Chelsea, Arsenal were nowhere near as dominant in the second half. […]

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Manchester-City-Everton

City’s domination culminated as Guardiola’s back three guaranteed his side the necessary solutions to face recent issues. Meanwhile, an uninspiring Everton side was shown the door without leaving its mark. Guardiola and Ancelotti’s first encounter in the Premier League, unsurprisingly, saw the former manager win the chess match. Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem […]

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Tactical analysis Liverpool Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Premier League

Liverpool started the match with tons of possession against a passive Wolverhampton side that rarely touched the ball in the opposition’s half. However, chances were quite rare and eventually the Wolves overcame their defensive problems to negate Liverpool’s direct attacks. Falling behind just before half-time, Wolverhampton looked to keep the ball longer in the second […]

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Tactical analysis Wolverhampton Wanderers Manchester City 3-2 Premier League

After Ederson’s sending off left City with no way to go, two casual attacks gave Guardiola’s team a double lead. However, their inability to control possession with ten men exposed their defensive frailties, ultimately inviting Wolverhampton back into the game for the final win. Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem Bianchi. Fourteen points behind […]

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Liverpool Leicester tactics

Leicester showed some promise in dissolving Liverpool’s pressing early on but also gave dangerous opportunities to Liverpool while trying to play out from the back. Liverpool were stable in possession and created a bunch of chances from the wings as Trent Alexander-Arnold gave a standout performance. Liverpool were fairly comfortable throughout but were still just […]

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