Tag: Claude Puel

Three quick substitutions in the second half changed the complexion of the match and helped Lyon recapture victory over their most bitter rival. The introduction of Tino Kadewere on left wing was especially impactful, as the Lyonnais forward helped shore up his club’s defensive transitions and created a decided mismatch going forward.  Tactical analysis and […]

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Neither side looked convincing in possession and as a result this match became one based largely in transition play. Rennes opted for a flat back four in their 4-1-4-1 formation, which restricted ASSE’s dynamic wing play, but also limited their offense. Ghastly defensive errors proved the difference with the young Saint-Étienne side showing their age […]

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Lyon tactics

Le Classique (PSG versus Marseille) may be more known, but le Derby Rhône-Alpes – played between Olympique Lyonnais and Saint-Étienne – is perhaps France’s fiercest rivalry. On Sunday night, the two adversaries met at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, with ASSE escaping as 1-0 winners – thanks to a 90th minute header from striker Robert Beric.  Match report […]

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The title race in England is still partly open, as Liverpool failed to capitalize on Manchester City’s loss against Newcastle United. A very unexpected result, moreso because Sadio Mané scored as early as the second minute, putting the wind in Liverpool’s sails. But Leicester hung on and worked themselves back into the contest, allowing them […]

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Tactical analysis Chelsea Leicester City Premier League

Chelsea dominated possession but found it difficult to break down Leicester City in the first half. In the second period of play, Claude Puel’s side came out with greater intensity and managed to get an early goal. After that, Leicester continued to frustrate Chelsea, although Puel’s side were slightly fortunate, as Chelsea hit the post […]

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For the opening 40 minutes of this match you could have been excused for thinking you were watching Arsène Wenger’s toiling Arsenal side against Claudio Ranieri’s title winning Leicester City team. While Arsenal’s slow, short passing in midfield was achieving little, Leicester’s fast, direct breakaways were creating opportunities for a lively Kelechi Iheanacho. After some […]

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