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Tactical Analysis: The Mislav Oršić masterclass that saw Dinamo Zagreb eliminate Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League

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With a 2-0 home advantage in hand from the first leg, Tottenham Hotspur visited Dinamo Zagreb with the simple objective of getting the job done. They had stumbled after their…

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Tactical Analysis: Atlético Madrid’s unsuccessful return to a 4-4-2 against Chelsea

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With a 1-0 deficit to overturn, Atlético Madrid visited Stamford Bridge to face Thomas Tuchel’s still-undefeated Chelsea in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash. Coming back…

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Tactical Analysis: How Tottenham Hotspur’s poor gameplan played into Arsenal’s hands

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The North London derby has always been quite an important football match, but it usually has a telling impact on the top-four besides the local bragging rights it offers. This…

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Tactical Analysis: Pep Guardiola’s experimental field day for Manchester City against Fulham

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After returning to winning ways in emphatic fashion against Southampton, Manchester City travelled to Craven Cottage to face a resurgent Fulham on Saturday. Just after Thomas Tuchel’s failed experiment against…

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Tactical Analysis: The long ball fest that saw Chelsea beat Liverpool

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It was a tale of two trajectories as Liverpool took on Chelsea. The hosts had ended their league losing streak with an away win over Sheffield United, but at Anfield,…

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Tactical analysis: How Carlo Ancelotti’s tweaks helped Everton get a historic victory against Liverpool at Anfield

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September 27, 1999. That was the last time Everton had beaten Liverpool at Anfield. An early Kevin Campbell goal was all they needed then, as three players were sent-off in…

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Tactical Analysis: How Porto upset Juventus in the Champions League

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The UEFA Champions League round of 16 continued with some intriguing clashes, including the sixth meeting between Porto and Juventus. The hosts had done well in the group stage as…

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Tactical analysis: How Paris Saint-Germain blew Barcelona away at the Camp Nou

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Almost three years after the historic remontada at Camp Nou which saw Barcelona overturn a 4-0 first-leg deficit to knock Paris Saint-Germain out of the UEFA Champions League, the two…

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Tactical Analysis: How Guardiola schooled Mourinho as Manchester City breezed past Tottenham Hotspur

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After watching Liverpool lose yet again to Leicester City, Manchester City took on Tottenham Hotspur on the back of an English top-flight record winning-streak spanning 15 games. The last team…

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Tactical Analysis: How Leicester City dealt a potentially decisive blow to Liverpool’s title hopes

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After that demoralising 4-1 reverse against Manchester City, Liverpool had another tough task on their hands as they took on high-flying Leicester City, who were three points and one spot…

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Tactical analysis: How Manchester City broke their Anfield curse with a fantastic victory over Liverpool

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It was that time of year again – it was time for the big one. Two of English football’s most rampant and successful teams in the last few years, who…

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Tactical preview: Liverpool’s last chance to halt Pep Guardiola’s marching Manchester City

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They’re running away with this. Manchester City are on an absolute roll, with 13 wins in a row in all competitions (their longest-ever streak excluding penalty shootouts) and no defeats…

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Tactical analysis: How Chelsea and Tuchel outplayed Tottenham Hotspur

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Failing to cope without Kane series‘ sequel was released when they faced Thomas Tuchel’s new-look Chelsea, and critics have given some splendid reviews. In our review, we will…

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Failing to cope without Kane: Tottenham Hotspur’s disappointing defeat against Brighton – tactical analysis

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We warned you, José. In our first edition of Coping without Kane, we suggested that not using an out-and-out (Carlos Vinícius, heard of him?) striker would not work, and that…

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Tactical Analysis: How Newcastle United finally won a football match

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Newcastle United, who had failed to win any of their last 10 matches in all competitions, visited in-form Everton for the Premier League’s matchday 21 opener. The pressure was on…

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Tactical analysis: How the pieces came back together for Liverpool against Tottenham

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We only had one Premier League match on Thursday, but it was an absolute cracker as Tottenham took on Liverpool. Both sides were considered strong title contenders just a month…

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Tactical analysis: Thomas Tuchel’s first match in charge of Chelsea

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The last few days have been extremely busy at Chelsea – Frank Lampard was relieved of his duties as head coach, and a day later, Thomas Tuchel was appointed as…

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Tactical analysis: How Manchester United battled their way past Liverpool in the FA Cup

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A week after Liverpool and Manchester United played out an intriguing 0-0 draw at Anfield in the Premier League, the two old foes met again, this time in the FA…

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Tactical Analysis: How Manchester City narrowly avoided a huge upset against Cheltenham Town

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The FA Cup produced yet another cracker as Premier League title contenders Manchester City visited the Jonny-Rocks Stadium (sadly without John Stones) to face League Two side Cheltenham Town. Pep…

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Tactical Analysis: How Manchester City Breezed Past Chelsea

The Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City was being built up as quite a big one. Prior to the match, the Blues only had one win in their…

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Tactical Analysis: The Different Philosophies on Display in Tottenham Hotspur vs Leeds United

Tottenham Hotspur vs Leeds United on matchday 17 of the Premier League was a much-anticipated fixture for a number of reasons. It was José Mourinho vs Marcelo Bielsa for the…

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Paul Merson shares his thoughts on Arsenal’s defensive woes

Former Gunner Paul Merson believes Arsenal will continue to struggle unless they sort out their defensive frailties. The Sky Sports pundit is unsure where the club is heading if they…

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