Premier League

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

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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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tactical analysis Manchester City - Manchester United 3-1

Manchester City took an early lead against United with an interesting lopsided team shape and extended their lead just after half-time. United threatened to pull off another of their trademark comebacks when Martial netted from the penalty spot, but City showed their class with a composed display in possession to defend their lead. Playing away […]

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Tactical analysis of Arsenal - Liverpool 1-1

Arsenal pressed Liverpool’s buildup and exploited their defensive issues on the right flank in the first half. Later on, Liverpool adapted and took advantage of Arsenal’s shaky defending to score. With some good substitutions and a never-say-die attitude, Arsenal scored a late, well-deserved goal to tie the game. Under Unai Emery, Arsenal have enjoyed a […]

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Manchester United had yet another slow start to a game and were slightly flattered by a 1-1 scoreline at half-time, having been outplayed by Bournemouth. Again though, they found their footing in the second half with a more direct approach. After threatening the Bournemouth goal several times, United finally got a winner in the final […]

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