For spells in the game, neither team were at their best, but Liverpool were able to get in front with two goals from set-pieces in the first half. A common theme for both teams was to seek direct routes to beat the opponent’s press. As the game progressed, Liverpool began to defend deeper, which allowed […]
Arguably the two most offensive sides of the opening Premier League weeks produced a feisty affair at Carrow Road, with four goals scored in the first thirty minutes. Both teams impressed going forward, but the defensive woes continued. Tammy Abraham’s second of the day punished Norwich’s poor defensive transition and proved to be the winner. […]
In a game of two halves, Chelsea’s attacking blitz on Leicester had them clinging on for dear life, but time took its toll as the home side’s intensity gradually faded, as did their ability to control events. The away side’s ‘lightbulb moment’ was minor but made all the difference to provide their second half flourish. […]
The 2019 UEFA Super Cup final was a game where the momentum of the match swung like a pendulum made for entertaining viewing, if you were a neutral. The aches and pains caused from this wildly open match threw up some interesting strategies but also shone a light on plenty defensive deficiencies. Tactical analysis and […]
Tactical issues on both sides made for a rather open game between Manchester United and Chelsea. In the end, United were able to take advantage of transition moments to get ahead in the game, even though the two teams were often fairly even. Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Manley. There have not been […]
Assessing Frank Lampard’s first season at Stamford Bridge.