Tactical Analysis : Bayer Leverkusen vs. Borussia Dortmund

Written by Liam Lam Leverkusen was hosting Dortmund in BayArena on 19th January 2021. Before the game, Leverkusen has not won in the past three league games, Peter Bosz was determined to bring Leverkusen back to their winning form. On the other hand, Dortmund was still leading by their interim coach, Edin Terzić. Both teams had 29 points while Leverkusen was sitting at the third … Continue reading Tactical Analysis : Bayer Leverkusen vs. Borussia Dortmund

Tactical Analysis : AFC Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven

Written by Liam Lam Last week, Ajax hosted PSV Eindhoven at the Johan Cruyff Stadium for the first time this season. Before the game, Ajax was sitting at the top of the league with one-point lead ahead of PSV , while PSV was in an excellent form where they won all past five games (cup games included). Both teams are very attacking-minded and love scoring … Continue reading Tactical Analysis : AFC Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven

Tactical Analysis : Manchester United vs Manchester City

Written by Matthew Mak Once again, the semi-final of Carabao Cup is a Manchester Derby as Manchester United and Manchester City played against each other on this day last year. Their previous clash in the league might be a boring one from an entertaining perspective, but this cup tie is better as the guests entered the final again with John Stones and Fernandinho’s goals. This … Continue reading Tactical Analysis : Manchester United vs Manchester City

Tactical Analysis : Watford vs Norwich City

Written by Liam Lam The Hornets hosted the Canaries at Vicarage Road on Boxing Day. Before the game, Norwich City was sitting at the top of the league with a five-point lead while Watford was sitting at 5th in the league. Daniel Farke’s Norwich was unbeaten in the last five fixtures, whereas Watford suffered a 0-2 loss against Huddersfield Town. Vladimir Ivić, their former manager, … Continue reading Tactical Analysis : Watford vs Norwich City

Emiliano Buendia 2020/21 – Player Analysis

Written by Liam Lam Emiliano Buendia is spending his third seasons in England with Norwich, playing under Daniel Farke. Despite the devastating campaign Norwich had last season in the Premier League, Buendia was highly rated as one of the best midfielders who thrived in different passing metrics. Unsurprisingly, he has dominated the lower division, helping Norwich to sit at the top of the Championship with … Continue reading Emiliano Buendia 2020/21 – Player Analysis

Tactical Analysis : Chelsea FC vs Southampton FC

Written by Matthew Mak The international fixture ended, and we welcomed the return of the Premier League. Chelsea hosted Southampton at the Stamford Bridge, Frank Lampard also had important players returning to the team – Hakim Ziyech was on the bench, Christian Pulisic started the game.  Despite playing a good first half and having the lead for most of the game, Chelsea did not make the efforts count. With Jannik Vestergaard leveling … Continue reading Tactical Analysis : Chelsea FC vs Southampton FC

Tactical Analysis : Leeds United vs Manchester City

Written by Matthew Mak What a crazy weekend of Premier League football, Manchester United and Liverpool were both hammered by Tottenham and Aston Villa. Manchester City, travelled to Elland Road to play against Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United, resulted in a 1-1 stalemate.  It is always an interesting tactical battle when Pep Guardiola and Bielsa faced each other, this game is not an exception. With Raheem Sterling scoring the opener, … Continue reading Tactical Analysis : Leeds United vs Manchester City

Tactical Analysis : Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Mönchengladbach

Written by Matthew Mak The Bundesliga returned in the weekend with a huge clash – Borussia Dortmund hosted Borussia Monchengladbach at the Signal Iduna Park. After a 90-minute battle, Lucien Favre’s team won the game by three goals to nil. Despite the unsatisfactory results, I don’t think the game was bad from Gladbach point of view. In fact, Marco Rose has tried some intriguing tactics … Continue reading Tactical Analysis : Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Mönchengladbach

Tactical Analysis: Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton FC

Written by Matthew Mak The Premier League is back with Everton travelling to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, trying to take all three points in the first fixture in the 2020/21 season. The previous Toffee campaign was a disappointing one, as Marco Silva was sacked, then surprise the footballing world by hiring 3 times Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti in December, although the performance of the … Continue reading Tactical Analysis: Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton FC