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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...

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...

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona: City’s 4-4-2 shape is their downfall

Atletico Madrid are one of the few team which have found success against Barcelona playing a 4-4-2 formation. But Simeone's 4-4-2 is a world...

Analysing Barcelona’s 3-2-3-2 formation

Predictably, after Barcelona’s 7-0 2013 Champions League semifinal defeat to Bayern Munich, when they were physically overpowered by a compact and organized 4-4-2 press,...

Football Tactics for Beginners:Rebirth of the Back 3

One of the most notable tactical trends of the 21st Century is the death of the 3-man defense.  In the 1980’s and 1990’s the...

The Perfect Defensive System #2 – The 4-2-3-1

In this new series called The Perfect Defensive System,we invite you the reader to contribute posts on what you think is the best defensive...

Football Tactics For Beginners: The 4-4-2 Formation

The classic 4-4-2 formation might have become obsolete in the modern game,but there remains a certain charm in this basic but effective formation When football...

Football Tactics for Beginners:The 4-2-3-1 formation

The most widely used formation in international football at present is the 4-2-3-1 formation and most of the top clubs in Europe have been...

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A look at Chris Wilder’s tactics at Sheffield United

It is perhaps no coincidence that the two in-form English managers were honing their craft in the Championship a...

Martin Ødegaard set to return for the game against Real Madrid

Martin Ødegaard who is currently on loan at Real Sociedad from Real Madrid has recovered from his injury troubles...

Manchester United’s biggest transfer mistake of last summer

Manchester United's disastrous run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer starting after their famous victory in Paris can be explained due...

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Hungary – The Golden Team that never quite made it.

When you look back at the history of past...

The tactical flexibility of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton:

  Hasenhuttl has certain areas of the first team’s play...

The Best Football Books of 2018

It's been another eventful year in the world of...

The rise of Luka Jovic

By now even the most casual of football fans...

Cruyffism through Spain

Spain has developed a unique commitment to technical football which has put them in good stead to make the past decade a period of Spanish dominance. The story to this dominance begin decades before hand when Cruyff decided that Barcelona would be the club he would next manage after his time at Ajax was over. He would create a cohesive identity for the club which kept the vision while finding success. This vision began with a number of manager who came before Cruyff but after Cruyff left, there would be many managers in Spain who would use his methods to discovery their own success.

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