New Formation & Tactical Ideas for Struggling Everton

New Formation & Tactical Ideas for Struggling Everton

The season so far as been long, boring and painful and the Everton fans have been constantly seeing the same style of play, the same boring formation and often come out with the same result. The 4-2-3-1 formation is statically the most used formation in the Premier League and it has been used by Everton even before Roberto Martinez walked into Goodison Park. Although he has actually started to use the 4-3-3 formation (which is frustrating me even more), it …
Manchester United draw at stubborn Tottenham and fantastic Lloris

Manchester United draw at stubborn Tottenham and fantastic Lloris

Tottenham shared the points with Manchester United in a goalless draw after an eventful encounter at White Hart Lane. Heroics from Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris were enough to keep the United shooters at bay and earn his team an important result in a quest for a Top 4 finish. The Red Devils will be kicking themselves for not scoring a single goal in the opening 45 minutes after creating more than five clear-cut chances for a breakthrough. The one time …
How Arsenal Won, Lampard's role & Man United's Tactical Tweaks

How Arsenal Won, Lampard's role & Man United's Tactical Tweaks

Sports.Winner.co.uk's Alex Keble (@alexkeble) tactically analyses some of the key moments from the weekend's action.  Arsenal's shift in style and Newcastle's high pressing Inspired by a dramatic stylistic shift in central midfield, Arsenal scored four goals for the first time in the league this season, and, with the introduction of Alex Oxlaid-Chamberlian in a deep midfield position, overcame the lack of charisma and dynamism that has so often held them back. Responding to the incessant complaints of fans and media …
Tactical Analysis: Tottenham 2-1 Everton

Tactical Analysis: Tottenham 2-1 Everton

It was 'Déjà vu' at the Lane as Tottenham Hotspur defeated Everton at home again on Sunday evening. Both sides came into the game having played Europa League matches in midweek, and were also level on points in the Barclays Premier League table. Everton scored the first with a cracking goal from range, but Christian Eriksen scored just six minutes after the opener. The winner came from Roberto Soldado, scoring his first goal in the league this season. The first …
Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Liverpool paid the price for a lack of cutting edge against a hungry, high flying Aston Villa team now firmly finding their feet under Paul Lambert and Roy Keane with a near-flawless start to the season. Aston Villa coming to Anfield remains one of Brendan Rodgers few tactical jigsaw puzzles he is yet to figure out. The Birmingham side have flourished at Liverpool for the last few seasons now with the same mindset and strategy on each visit. It has …
Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 Liverpool: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 Liverpool: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Spurs looked to take revenge on Liverpool for their 5-0 and 4-0 routs last season, and this was the new look starting line up that Mauricio Pochettino went with, who had a fantastic run-out the week before against QPR: Rodgers had already found the recipe for defeating Pochettino by going with the diamond away from home against Southampton last season. In that game Coutinho through the middle hadn't worked, and Sterling was brought on at the tip of the diamond …
Manchester City 3 Liverpool 1: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Manchester City 3 Liverpool 1: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Manchester City made their first big statement of the new season with a punishing display against a Liverpool side who were gutsy but failed to take their chances, ultimately suffering from individual errors - a common theme from last season. Manchester City made a couple of changes to the back line, with Gael Clichy at left-back and Pablo Zabaleta at right-back. Otherwise they stayed the same, keeping the same 4-4-1-1 with Stevan Jovetic playing in behind Edin Dzeko up front. …
Manchester United: Explaining Louis Van Gaal's football philosophy

Manchester United: Explaining Louis Van Gaal's football philosophy

Many things have been written about Louis Van Gaal following his appointment as Manchester United manager in May. Amongst an onslaught of quotes about his perceived arrogance, stubbornness and occasional moments of inexplicable trouser dropping madness, there has been brief allusion to his ‘football philosophy’; an omnipresent vision on how the beautiful game should be played which has been ruthlessly instilled throughout his entire coaching career. A style of football that was so well executed at Ajax it led defeated …
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