Jack Radusin

England 1 Uruguay 2 Tactical Analysis | FIFA World Cup 2014

England 1 Uruguay 2 Tactical Analysis | FIFA World Cup 2014

England’s starting XI remained unchanged from the side that lost 2-1 to Italy, with continuing debate on the positioning of England’s front three. Rooney started the game in the number 10 role, as Sterling moved to the right. Suarez returned for Uruguay who made five changes from opening loss to Costa Rica. After an early period of caginess, it became evident that there was a different approach compared to England’s opener against Italy; in this game they were looking to …
England 3 Peru 0 | Match Report & Tactical Analysis

England 3 Peru 0 | Match Report & Tactical Analysis

In a game when Hodgson would be free to experiment, England’s ‘safest’ team started the game. The youngest in the XI was Welbeck (23) who already had 21 caps to his name prior to kick-off. The expected 4-2-3-1 was used, with Gerrard dropping the deepest to build up from the back, but despite easily keeping possession, penetration was very limited. Using one inverted winger was expected, but frequently England played both wide players inside, relying on both full-backs to provide …
Arsenal 1 West Brom 0: Tactical Analysis

Arsenal 1 West Brom 0: Tactical Analysis

Arsenal set out in their usual 4-2-3-1, with a double pivot of Arteta and Flamini. Cazorla started out on the right and gave Ozil a free role off Giroud. West Brom set out in a 4-4-2 with Sessesgnon and Berahino up front, Brunt playing at left back. Due to the current situations of both clubs, it wasn't a surprise to see West Brom set up in a low defensive block, and attempt to deny the Arsenal midfield any space. Playing …