Introduction Barcelona travelled to the Estadio Benito Villamarín last Sunday looking to maintain their unbeaten run in the league. They faced Quique Setién’s Betis side who have been one of the biggest entertainers in Europe this season, and come into this game off the back of two big wins – 5-3 and 3-2 vs. Sevilla, […]Read more "Real Betis 0-5 Barcelona – Match Analysis"
Intro Jürgen Klopp’s men travelled to North London to face Arsenal this Friday. The two sides were in contrasting form, at least in terms of performance. Despite dropping points in two of their last four, Liverpool had posted convincing numbers in expected goals, racking up at least two expected goals in each game, and conceding […]Read more "Tactical breakdown of Liverpool’s first half display vs. Arsenal"
Last weekend saw the match-up of two of La Liga’s most fascinating teams to watch – Valencia and Celta Vigo. Both under new management this season, they boast contrasting styles. The former, under Marcelino, display one of the most well balanced 4-4-2s in European football, currently, whilst the latter, coached by Juan Carlos Unzué – […]Read more "Valencia 2-1 Celta Vigo – Tactical Analysis"
In the last 12 months Arsène Wenger has used three different systems with his sides. Initially, he used the 4-2-3-1 with Alexis as the false nine, and for the Chilean, he was able to rack up a great number of goals and assists, but there were deeper issues aside from that. The 4-3-3 made a […]Read more "Which system suits Arsenal best?"
Last Sunday Liverpool hosted Arsenal in the second top six clash of the season. Having washed away European newcomers Hoffenheim in midweek to secure qualification into the Champions League proper, spirits were high around Anfield and The Reds could have been little better motivated to push on and knock aside Arsenal, whom they had not […]Read more "Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal – Match Analysis:"
On Monday 16th April, Arsène Wenger made the move to switch from his 4-2-3-1 system to a 3-4-2-1. A three-at-the-back system he’d only ever deployed at the very beginning of his tenure at Arsenal. This off the back of losses to Liverpool, Chelsea, Watford, Crystal Palace, West Brom and back-to-back 5-1 thrashings from Bayern Munich in […]Read more "Wenger’s 3-4-2-1 – what’s good, what’s bad and what’s to come…"
Intro Yesterday Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool hosted Arsène Wenger’s Arsenal in one of the major top six clashes of the season. The last time the two sides met was on the opening day of the season when Liverpool took the Emirates by storm, finding themselves 4-1 up before eventually being pegged back to a final score of 4-3, and […]Read more "Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal – My Tactical Analysis."