Liverpool v Arsenal - Analysis of Liverpool's Tactical Progress

Liverpool v Arsenal - Analysis of Liverpool's Tactical Progress

As Santi Carzola ran away from Pepe Reina’s goal into the Arsenal away support the camera’s cut to Brendan Rodgers. A man who has by now put away his notepad and pen to accept that his strategy did not go according to plan against an excellent Arsenal side. Brendan Rodgers sets his team up in a way that aims to achieve the following three aspects of systems football
High pressing and making the pitch as small as possible without …
Man City 3 QPR 1 || Tactical & Statistical Analysis

Man City 3 QPR 1 || Tactical & Statistical Analysis

Starting XI    After the Liverpool game, City reverted to type with a much more familiar looking 4-2-3-1. The experimental formation was gone and City were looking to basically flex their muscles at home and provide a convincing display. QPR’s game plan was evident from their line up as well. A basic two banks of four. There was no surprise there, some new faces coupled with some defensive woes and it seems Hughes is opting to work on the defensive …
Swansea 2 Sunderland 2 | Tactical & Statistical Analysis

Swansea 2 Sunderland 2 | Tactical & Statistical Analysis

Swansea maintain their excellent start to the season with a 2-2 draw at home to Sunderland. Swansea, as expected, dominated possession and despite playing the last twenty minutes with just 10 men, following the dismissal of Chico, were still the side in the ascendency and pushing forward for a winner. An enjoyable game despite limited goalmouth action for almost the entire first half, there are signs that Laudrup is making some small but important alterations to the way in which Swansea …
Systems Football: Midfield Part IV – Tiki Taka / Totaal-Voetbal

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

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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 …
Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0 | Tactical Analysis

Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0 | Tactical Analysis

Chelsea continue their fine start to the season and have now taken maximum points from their opening three league matches. A strange game in some respects which saw each team attack for one half and defend for the other half. Chelsea were dominant during the first half as Newcastle defended with the roles being largely, although not identically, reversed during the second half. Newcastle could never sustain a high tempo for any length of time and their attacking moves were …
Liverpool 2 Man City 2: | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 2 Man City 2: | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Lineups   Liverpool continued with Rodgers implementation of a 4-3-3. Sterling was given the nod on the left side of the front three and Gerrard was given his roaming role in the ‘hole’. After the early loss of Lucas, Allen had to pick up a lot of the dirty work that the Brazilian covers. Shelvey helped out admirably as well and went on to become more influential in attack as he helped establish a foothold in the game. City are …
Tactical Analysis: Manchester United 3 vs. Fulham 2

Tactical Analysis: Manchester United 3 vs. Fulham 2

In what was very much a game of two halves, Manchester United recorded a narrow win over Fulham where both Robin Van Persie and Shinji Kagawa got off the mark on their home début. Line-Ups Alex Ferguson made four changes to his Manchester United team which lost away to Everton last week – the most notable of which was the inclusion of Robin Van Persie, who was handed his starting début in place of Wayne Rooney. Manchester United played with …
Everton 1 Man Utd 0 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Everton 1 Man Utd 0 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Everton Vs Manchester United Starting line ups   The starting line ups were as above. United opted for a 4-3-3 variant whilst Everton were set up to operate within a 4-4-1-1. Kagawa was pushed forward leaving Scholes and Cleverley to play from deeper positions. Carrick was played at centre back whilst Antonio Valencia was put in at right back. The season is only a game old and United are already looking to have injury woes to rival those of a …
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