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Tactical Analysis: Tottenham Hotspur’s counter-attacking free-for-all against Manchester City

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It just keeps on giving. We've only seen 10 Premier League matches in 2021/22, but we already have three shock results as new-boys Brentford outclassed...
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Tactical Analysis: How Manchester United’s 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 hybrid tore Leeds United apart

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It's back, and it's back with an absolute bang. Matchday 1 of the 2021/22 English Premier League has already delivered some absolute thrillers, including Brentford's...
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Scout Report: Romelu Lukaku is the perfect addition to Chelsea’s fearsome attack

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This transfer window keeps getting crazier and crazier. Just days after Manchester City smashed the British transfer record to sign Jack Grealish, Chelsea have come...
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Scout Report: How Paris Saint-Germain can integrate Lionel Messi to their star-studded side

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Did anyone see that coming even a week ago? After a stunning set of events that saw Lionel Messi prevented from signing a contract extension...
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Scout Report: What Jack Grealish can add to Manchester City’s already-exceptional squad

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After a fairly long and drawn out period of speculation and reports (where people went as far as analysing body language in training ground...
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Manuel Locatelli: Massimiliano Allegri’s ideal midfield conductor at Juventus

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In a rather forgettable season, Juventus had their nine-year reign as Serie A champions ended by rivals Inter Milan in 2020/21. An embarrassing loss to...
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Scout Report: How Raphaël Varane will bolster Manchester United’s defence

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Manchester United are not messing about this summer, as they have only gone and struck a deal that will see Raphaël Varane join the...
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Yacine Adli: Arsenal’s perfect replacement for Martin Odegaard

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With the return of Martin Odegaard to Real Madrid, Arsenal have a creative hole in Mikel Arteta’s preferred 4-2-3-1 system. The Gunners could try and...
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Tactical Analysis: How England nearly caught Italy off guard in the Euro 2020 final

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This was it. A month, 50 games, and 140 goals after the curtain-raiser in Rome between Turkey and Italy, this was the ultimate stage...
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Tactical Analysis: How Argentina’s disciplined defending helped them beat Brazil in the Copa América...

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After 27 matches of enthralling South American football, we reached the final of the 2021 Copa América, where Brazil and Argentina were set to do...
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Tactical Analysis: England and Denmark’s closely-matched Euro semifinal at Wembley

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In the literal sense of the song, it had already come home as both the semi-finals and final were to be played at Wembley...
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Tactical Analysis: How Italy outclassed Belgium in the Euros

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The 16th edition of the European Championships has continued to deliver football and entertainment of the highest order at the quarter-final stage. The biggest clash...
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Scout Report: How Manchester United should use Jadon Sancho

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After over a year's worth of reports, rumours, and the deal being this close to completion, Jadon Sancho is finally set to be joining Manchester...
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Tactical Analysis: How England found a way past Germany in the Euros

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After three days of tournament football at its chaotic and unpredictable best, the UEFA European Championship's round of 16 drew to a close. The last...
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Opposition Analysis: What England should expect to see from Germany

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The group stage of Euro 2020 is done and dusted, so now it's time for the really serious business - the knockout phase. We are...
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Euro 2020 Matchday 3 Review: Danish delight, unstoppable Italy, & much more

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The last round of the group stage in Euro 2020 certainly was the most dramatic, as there were 13 qualification spots up for grabs...
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Euro 2020 Matchday 2 Review: Italy, Belgium and Netherlands progress, Scotland hold England, Germany...

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The second matchday of Euro 2020 once again featured 24 nations participating in 12 fixtures across the six groups, and there is lots to...
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Tactical Analysis: How Scotland’s in-match adjustments contained England in the Euros

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For the 100th time in a competitive football match, less-than-friendly neighbours England and Scotland prepared to face each other. This was their first clash at...
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Euro 2020 Matchday 1 Review: France edge past Germany, Southgate finds a winning formula...

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Over a year later than what was initially planned, the 16th edition of the Euros kicked off in Rome. 24 nations, divided into six groups...
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Tactical Analysis: How Manchester City undid themselves against Chelsea in the Champions League final

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After three encounters this season in the Premier League and FA Cup, Manchester City and Chelsea squared off in the biggest match of the...
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Tactical Analysis: How Villarreal’s adaptability helped them beat Manchester United in the UEFA Europa...

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In the second-last match of continental football in Europe for the 2020/21 season, Villarreal and Manchester United prepared to square off for the Europa...
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Tactical Analysis: How Chelsea’s misfitting tweaks allowed Leicester City to take the FA Cup

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Just more than two weeks before this day in 2016, Leicester City were celebrating a miraculous Premier League title after Chelsea halted Tottenham Hotspur's...
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Analysis: Manchester United’s defensive issues perfectly highlighted in Liverpool defeat

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Protests, postponements and punctured bus tyres, among other things, could not stop two historic rivals from colliding for one last time in the 2020/21...
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Tactical Analysis: How Arsenal’s smart pressing and defending helped them carve out a victory...

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Chelsea's final league match before the FA Cup final against Leicester City was an important London derby, as they hosted Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. The...
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Tactical Analysis: How Chelsea halted Manchester City’s Premier League title party

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Just over three weeks after their FA Cup semi-final success, Chelsea faced Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, with the hosts having...
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Tactical Analysis: How Chelsea saw off Real Madrid to progress to the Champions League...

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After their 1-1 first leg stand-off, Chelsea and Real Madrid faced each other once again, this time to decide the second Champions League final...
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Tactical Analysis: How Manchester City got past Paris Saint-Germain to secure a Champions League...

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With a hard-fought 2-1 lead from the first leg in hand, Manchester City hosted Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad Stadium for the second leg...
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Tactical Analysis: Manchester City’s Champions League comeback against Paris Saint-Germain

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After a hard-fought 1-1 draw between Real Madrid and Chelsea, the Champions League served up another semi-final feast as Paris Saint-Germain hosted Manchester City...
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Tactical Analysis: Real Madrid and Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final first leg stalemate

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After all the drama around the European Super League, Europe's biggest clubs had to get back to the Champions League, which was in its...