Tag: Manuel Pellegrini

Neither side was able to create consistent offensive chances in a match that was defined by defensive adjustments. Both managers sought to stymie the other, with Pablo Machín using the full flexibility of his 3-1-4-2 formation against Betis’ lopsided 4-2-3-1 shape.  Tactical analysis and match report by K.T. Stockwell.  After narrowly avoiding relegation Deportivo Alavés made […]

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Without seeing his team play brilliant football, José Mourinho got what he was looking for in his first match as Tottenham Hotspur manager: three points. Dissecting a narrow win, Spurs’ 3-2-4-1 buildup system, and some atrocious defending by West Ham.  Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias.  It can be hard to judge the […]

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Tactical analysis Aston Villa West Ham United 0-0 Premier League

Monday night Premier League football saw a clash between Aston Villa and West Ham United.  These two sides provided an absorbing back-and-forth contest throughout, despite the 0-0 scoreline. Tactical analysis and match report by Julian Chingoma. Dean Smith sent the hosts out in a 4-3-3 formation. There were two changes to the starters from their […]

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