Player Analysis: Pedro Neto – The Young Pup Turned Alpha

Written by Lee Chun Hang A New Alpha in The Making If Wolves’ first team is described as a wolf pack, then Raul Jimenez would certainly be one of the alphas of the group, spearheading attacks and constantly harassing opposition defenders with his strength and pace as a complete forward. The Mexican contributed with 43 league goals in his first two season, helping Wolves to … Continue reading Player Analysis: Pedro Neto – The Young Pup Turned Alpha

Player Analysis: Raphinha – Leeds’s Brazilian Jewel

Written by Lee Chun Hang Leeds’s Attacking Rewards When Bielsa led Leeds United to promotion after 16 years of trying, they did so with such conviction in the attack, registering the most shots in the Championship (754) and scoring 77 times. That also coincided with their immense work rate in all areas of the pitch, as Bielsa prioritizes man-marking opponents for the whole game. Failure … Continue reading Player Analysis: Raphinha – Leeds’s Brazilian Jewel

How Chelsea outplayed Liverpool in the build-up

Written by Matthew Mak Liverpool were the Premier League champion in 2019/20, but they also struggled a lot since 2021 because of numerous reasons. Their loss against Chelsea was their fifth consecutive defeat at the Anfield Stadium – worst of the club history. Comparatively, despite being disappointing under the tenure of Lampard this season, the Blues gradually recover under Thomas Tuchel. The former Paris Saint-Germain … Continue reading How Chelsea outplayed Liverpool in the build-up

Positional tactics that won Chelsea the midfield battle over Tottenham

Written by Matthew Mak The third game of Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea is a London Derby, they travelled to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday night. Despite both having 33 points before the game, the guests obviously outplayed the opponent and won with a one-nil victory. What are the key messages in this game? A strong positional structure and tactical concepts of Tuchel were quickly … Continue reading Positional tactics that won Chelsea the midfield battle over Tottenham

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: 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