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Tactical analysis Manchester United Chelsea 1-1 Premier League

Manchester United showed a decent performance in the first half, aided by Chelsea’s disjointed pressing game, and found themselves taking the lead. David de Gea’s mistake let Chelsea draw level though, and United went on to disappoint in the second half when it came to finding a way past an improved Chelsea side. Tactical analysis […]

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Tactical analysis Everton Manchester United 4-0 Premier League

In a crucial late-season Premier League match, resurgent Everton comprehensively blitzed Champions League chasing Manchester United in an energetic display where they threatened and put United on the back foot from the first whistle to the last. Tactical analysis and match report by Carl Carpenter. For Manchester United and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Sunday afternoon’s […]

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Tactical analysis Manchester City Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Premier League

Manchester City scored early through Phil Foden, but struggled to break down Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-3-2 defensive block. Pochettino’s clever formation choice also proved to be useful against City’s 4-1-4-1 high press, until Paulo Gazzaniga’s passing ability was exposed. Tactical analysis and match report by Om Arvind. Pep Guardiola’s legacy is under some serious pressure, whether […]

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Tactical analysis Liverpool - Chelsea 2-0 Premier League

Chelsea were flat the entire match, in all phases of play. As Liverpool controlled the match through possession, some flashes of individual brilliance were enough to seal the deal, as both Sarri’s tactical rigidity and Eden Hazard’s missed chance denied Chelsea a genuine opportunity to get back into the game. Tactical analysis and match report […]

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After winning five out of their last six Premier League fixtures, Arsenal’s good form was broken by an impressive Everton team, who maintained their shape and pressed effectively. Defensive woes continue under Unai Emery, having conceded 23 shots at Goodison Park and denting their chance of automatic Champions League qualification. Tactical analysis and match report […]

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Tactical analysis Wolverhampton Wanderers Manchester United 2-1 Premier League

Manchester United were superior for the majority of the game, even when they were a man down. Still, Wolves ran away with a 2-1 win, which definitely flattered Nuno Espírito Santo. Solksjær’s United put up a much better performance against Wolves compared to their recent clash in the FA Cup quarter final, but the new […]

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