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Tactical analysis Chelsea Manchester City 2-1 Premier League

Predictably, City were able to press Chelsea in their own half and monopolize possession almost immediately in this match. The false nine role of Bernardo Silva and accompanying midfield arrangements posed an interesting prospect for Chelsea to deal with. Ultimately though, Chelsea came through with two decisive transition moments, firstly for Christian Pulisic’s goal in […]

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Buildup tactics football

Top teams’ ability to progress the ball becomes increasingly scrutinized in modern football due to the continued improvement of the defensive systems they face. This analysis outlines the buildup strategies of seven of Europe’s elite teams, and briefly discusses some of the trends observed within.  Written by Josh Manley. Defending and pressing in modern football […]

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Tactical analysis Sheffield Wednesday Manchester City 0-1 FA Cup

Sheffield Wednesday’s man-marking system did a good job at congesting spaces for the attackers in the first half, achieving an empty scoresheet very few would have expected. That was until City varied their movements, triggering continuous decisional crises for the opposition, ultimately ensuring a deserved victory shortly after the break.  Tactical analysis and match report […]

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Aston Villa’s defensive system collapsed when two goals in rapid succession stunned Villa, who were then able to climb back up the ladder by pulling one back. Eventually, City simply proved to be too good, as Villa encountered its own strategic issues. Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem Bianchi. Following the weekend’s events – […]

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