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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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Tactical analysis Everton Chelsea 2-0 Premier League

After three years, Everton finally recorded a Premier League victory over Chelsea. The visitors continued their inconsistent form and incurred another dent in their Champions League hopes. After the visitor’s dominance in the first half, Everton forced themselves back into the game, kept compact, well organised and created much better chances to take the victory […]

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Despite Liverpool’s excessively direct attack, Everton defended their increasingly desperate crosstown rivals quite well. During the first half, Liverpool struggled to progress past Everton’s press. In the second half, some tactical changes and substitutions allowed Liverpool to move forward, but their creative issues in the final third appeared once again. Tactical analysis and match report […]

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