This week Martin Lewis has a scouting report on the Champions – Manchester City. This will not only be interesting for Manchester City supporters but also Aston Villa supporters before the big Monday Night Football game. In fact supporters of any club that are yet to play Manchester City this season will find this in-depth tactical and statistical analysis interesting.
N.B. Please note that this is not an article – the purpose of this report is just that for it to seem like a Scouting Report please take it in such a way.
Movements of players in the box:
Importance of collectivity and compactness. Stay tight to block pass to Sliva either in between lines or with back to centre back, rather than moving out and opening up space.
Silva moving inside (between lines) allows Clichy to overlap. System then changes to a 3x4x3 with Zabaleta becoming the 3rd centre back & Milner the right-wing back.
Milner will then move inside to become a central midfielder:
Aguero with mobility to arrive and receive ball in front of defenders, then pass to supporting players:
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