Tag: Nuno Espirito Santo

Two goals in two minutes was enough to get Chelsea over the line and into next season’s Champions League. Though the stakes were high, the game was limited in action, as Chelsea faced a stern and organized medium block, while Wolverhampton couldn’t build the transitions forward. The visitors therefore missed out on their Europa League […]

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Two teams known for their respective three-at-the-back systems played out a match which was largely a stalemate, until John Egan’s dramatic late winner secured victory for Chris Wilder’s side. Both teams had well-organized defenses and attacks relying much upon wing-play, transitions and direct passing to some extent, leading to a game which often lacked in […]

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Tactical analysis Aston Villa Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Premier League

Relegation threatened Aston Villa played out a stale contest hosting Champions-League-chasing Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sparse bright spots in Villa buildup play amounted to nothing while Wolves’ failures to capitalize on fortuitous opportunities went unpunished as one moment of Wolves quality decided the match in their favour. Tactical analysis and match report by Julian Chingoma. This was […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-3 Premier League

Sunday action in the Premier League saw Tottenham Hotspur play host to Wolverhampton Wanderers in a clash that could prove crucial in the race for Champions League qualification. The ensuing contest was an entertaining and even one, with Wolves claiming the points in a game full of goals. Tactical analysis and match report by Julian […]

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Despite Wolverhampton Wanderers’ defensive structure well in place and threatening with fast breaks forward, the hosts could not capitalize against a passive, lackluster and open Leicester City. Brendan Rodgers’ team maintained most of the possession, but an expansive buildup structure with a lack of players in the midfield left Leicester vulnerable against a more organized […]

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Tactical analysis Wolverhampton Wanderers Liverpool 1-2 Premier League

In a match that featured plenty of chances but very little fluidity, Roberto Firmino’s 84th minute strike proved the difference as Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool emerged as the winners after a testing battle against Nuno Espírito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers. Molineux has made a name for itself as one of the toughest away grounds for a top six […]

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Both sides struggled to make ends meet in their regular shapes, most likely down to necessary personnel changes following a hectic winter schedule. Second half reinforcements only did so much to invigorate an affair which had overseen very few chances. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnely.  A loss at Watford left a sour […]

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