Raheem Sterling: Adding a New Dimension to Manchester City’s Attack

Raheem Sterling: Adding a New Dimension to Manchester City’s Attack

Following a long transfer saga, Raheem Sterling made the switch from Liverpool to nearby Manchester. Since then, he has been under the microscope of experts and football fans, holding the tag of the most expensive English player in history. Two games into the new season, Sterling has not registered a goal nor an assist for his new club. However, City seem a rejuvenated team especially in the attacking phase and much of that goes down to their newest signing. Raheem …
Strengths and Weaknesses of Mackay's Cardiff City | Tactical Analysis

Strengths and Weaknesses of Mackay's Cardiff City | Tactical Analysis

On paper, Cardiff’s game plan against Fulham should have played into Fulham’s strengths: the towering duo of Brede Hangeland and Fernando Amorebieta. Cardiff City’s strengths can be categorised into four different elements of play: Set Plays Positional play when playing out from the back (in their own half) The defensive organisation of their medium and low blocks Wide play as an entry route into the opposition’s box It is by no coincidence that each of Cardiff’s strengths are that of …
Mourinho's Everton Game Plan Revealed | Chelsea Tactical Analysis

Mourinho's Everton Game Plan Revealed | Chelsea Tactical Analysis

Sometimes in football it is individual players or those unique unplanned moments, rather than the collective strategy that a team has been working on all week in preparation for a football match, that wins football matches. Chelsea, statistically speaking, (bar the scoreline statistic) should have walked out of Goodison Park victorious. Chelsea created more clear cut chances than Everton, they had twice (16 to 8) as many shots from within the 18-yard box and accumulated a total of 31 penalty …
Roberto Martinez & Everton (vs. Norwich) | Tactical Analysis

Roberto Martinez & Everton (vs. Norwich) | Tactical Analysis

Roberto Martinez’s Everton debut in the Premier League saw Marouane Fellaini take centre stage as he was often the trigger for Everton’s change of tempo, either through Fellaini himself dictating the tempo by keeping in line with the play with his lung-bursting running around the pitch or through the Belgian giant’s advanced positioning that would lead to a “fast-transitional” pass (not seen by Martinez as a long ball) being played into Fellaini that would come under his control regardless of …
How to build a possession philosophy without copying Barcelona or Spain

How to build a possession philosophy without copying Barcelona or Spain

Football fanatics, people who truly understand football, know that by trying to copy the Barcelona or Spain model you are unlikely to succeed or even be on a path conducive to long term development. However, Barcelona’s philosophy (possession-based control) is something that clubs can and do strive towards. This article will attempt to detail just how Premier League teams currently build upon their possession-based philosophy through tactical solutions. For the purposes of trying to find general principles, this article will …
What Would Roberto Martinez's Everton Look Like? | Tactical Analysis

What Would Roberto Martinez's Everton Look Like? | Tactical Analysis

The Evolution of Ryan Giggs: Meulensteen, Man Utd Tactics & Player Analysis

The Evolution of Ryan Giggs: Meulensteen, Man Utd Tactics & Player Analysis

Jose Mourinho to Return? Can Lukaku be his

Jose Mourinho to Return? Can Lukaku be his "New Drogba" | Stats

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