Swansea 0 Chelsea 1 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Swansea 0 Chelsea 1 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

In a match with three distinct phases, Chelsea were able to put their recent away troubles behind them and pick up three very important points against a Swansea side forced to play the bulk of the match with ten men after the interesting sending of Chico Flores after only sixteen minutes. The loss leaves Swansea on 33 points, just three points off the drop zone, while Chelsea is in a much more comfortable second place in the table and only …
A Stats Analysis of Swansea City’s Tactics Under Rodgers and Laudrup

A Stats Analysis of Swansea City’s Tactics Under Rodgers and Laudrup

The following article is an analysis of Swansea City’s three seasons in the Premiership and is a comparison of Brendan Rodger’s and Michael Laudrup’s styles of play and what we can expect to see from Garry Monk if he is appointed manager at the end of the season. As there are 8 games left to play, the statistics of this season are incomplete, therefore take care when making direct comparisons with this season, but on the whole you can see …
Systems Football: Midfield Part IV – Tiki Taka / Totaal-Voetbal

Systems Football: Midfield Part IV – Tiki Taka / Totaal-Voetbal

*Part 5 now unavailable
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Introduction: the foundations (part 4/4*) – Midfield and Concluding Statement  This is a four*-part series of articles that aims to introduce football coaches and fanatics to basic concepts in a systems football approach (such as tiki-taka). The systems approach to football is founded upon a system of complexity and unity. Part four of this series isolates the scenario of playing against …