A hodgepodge starting eleven coupled with a lack of attacking intent handcuffed Brighton from minute one. A much more astute Manchester United midfield – replete with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes – took full advantage. Tactical analysis and match report by K.T. Stockwell. Four points from two matches since the restart, including a thrilling late […]
Both Nuno Espírito Santo and Graham Potter deployed organized defensive systems in order to keep each other out, in a game which produced just two shots on target. With Wolverhampton Wanderers within touching distance of the Champions League and Brighton desperate to survive the drop, to share the points comes with a pinch of salt […]
The Premier League schedule threw an interesting matchup between two sides hovering in the middle of the league standings. It was the hosts who claimed a victory despite Brighton’s best efforts to stage a comeback. Tactical analysis and match report by Julian Chingoma. Everton came into the game only a point ahead of Brighton in […]
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, […]
Marco Silva and Graham Potter made constant adjustments to their sides, as the two managers looked to correct sloppy play at both ends of the pitch. In the end, it was Brighton who made fewer errors – benefitting from a Lucas Digne own-goal at the end of a sumptuous attacking move. Tactical analysis and match […]
Brighton were no match for Manchester City, who crowned themselves Premier League champions for the second season running. This game served as a prime example of how we will remember most of the domestic matches by Guardiola’s City: demolishing an opponent that sits back in a low block with positional play, quick combinations and dribbles […]
Liverpool struggled to find a consistent way of breaking down Brighton’s medium block, giving Chris Hughton’s side hope in the first half. However, a cheaply conceded penalty allowed Mohamed Salah to score the game’s only goal, leaving Brighton with an uphill battle against a defense that never really looked like conceding.
Unai Emery’s 4-4-2 diamond system dominated early on, but Arsenal’s post-goal game-management cost them dearly in the end. Emery’s second half changes made matters worse, because they killed the connection between defense and attack. Brighton capitalized and took a deserved point against a top six team. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter M. […]