Introduction to the 3-5-2 Formation

The Back-3 defense was created as a way to counter teams built around an orthodox 4-4-2. Using three Center Backs created four distinct advantages...
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How Chelsea will lineup with Ziyech & Werner next year: Lampard’s thrilling 4-3-3 formation

Chelsea have already wrapped up the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner who will join the squad for next season and reports have...

Do Chelsea need to mix it up at home?

As the weeks tick by and the business end of the season approaches, it's becoming clear to a lot of fans that Frank Lampard...

Mason Mount: Chelsea’s Golden Boy

When Frank Lampard was appointed, Derby County fans everywhere collectively held their breath in the hope of whom his widely spoken about “contacts” might...

The Jorginho Effect

We are obsessed in England with formations and personnel. Before every match we see graphics of players detailing exactly how they will line up...

Chelsea 3:2 Arsenal- Tactical Analysis

Match summary: An incredibly open match – Chelsea’s long passes exposed the space behind Arsenal’s backline, but Arsenal managed a comeback from 2-0 down through...

The different interpretations of the 3 at the back formation by Conte, Wenger, Pochettino & Guardiola

Antonio Conte came to the Premier League in rather quiet fashion. The arrivals of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola were the talk of the...

Filling the Gaps: The Importance of Defensive Midfielders

Defending, or a complete lack of, has been addressed seemingly non-stop for the last couple of weeks. But yet again we have had a...

How Pep Guardiola tactically outclassed Antonio Conte

When Manchester City met Chelsea at Stamford bridge in the last round of premier league games, it seemed like this could be the game...

Chelsea 0:1 Manchester City-Tactical Analysis

Those who tuned in to Saturday’s match at Stamford Bridge between the reigning league champions and a slick, flourishing City team were always expecting...

How to beat Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 formation at Chelsea?

Antonio Conte's switch to the 3-4-3 formation in September last year was a key turning point in Chelsea's title run. Chelsea went on a...

Tottenham 2-0 Chelsea: Tactical Analysis

As the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end. This now includes Chelsea’s record-equalling 13 match winning streak, which was...

MNF’s brilliant analysis on Antonio Conte’s new system at Chelsea

Few days back, we asked the question, Three at the back:The formation of the future? Well, Thierry Henry and Jamie Carragher certainly believe so, at...

Three at the back:The Formation of the future?

The 4-4-2 formation was highly prominent over the 1990’s to mid-2000’s until the age of the 4-3-3 and later, the 4-2-3-1 came along. Nowadays...

Is the 4-2-3-1 formation not suited for the Premier League?

While all the talk this weekend has been about Manchester United's third successive loss, Mourinho's previous club, Chelsea put in a listless performance of...

Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 Formation – Will it work at Chelsea?

When people hear the name ‘Antonio Conte’, two things immediately pop into their minds: his glorious, shining hair, and the 3-5-2 formation. After three...

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