The Diminishing role of the Stopper Center Back in the Premier League

Defending and its place in the modern game has spawned a quagmire of critical debate. Back in 2014, when Gary Neville’s article in the...
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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...

Rough Diamonds #31- Kasey Palmer(Chelsea)

As Chelsea’s 2015/2016 petered off into a 10th place finish, there was a clear opportunity for Guus Hiddink to include some of the clubs...

Tactics Sketches- Liverpool, Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea & more

  Sketch Pad: 037. Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United (EPL)   Wahbi Khazri (3rd min) and Lamine Koné (82nd min) score to beat Manchester United 2-1 and give...

Champions League Stories #1- Chelsea 2011/12

European club football has a rich history. With each season played, a new story is written. Even if each story is unique in its...

Chelsea’s struggles are much deeper than a “third season” symptom

The lack of success in Jose Mourinho’s third season at every club he has managed has always been a source of criticism. In his...

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