James Palmer

Chelsea’s season rests on Tuchel’s tactical innovation

Thomas Tuchel has had a relatively successful start to his Chelsea tenure, with a 0-0 draw against Wolves and a 2-0 win against Burnley. Against both teams, Chelsea saw the majority of possession and thus we can draw inferences regarding how Tuchel wants his team to play. Tuchel has started...
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Posted Feb. 1, 2021

After 500 games with Atletico Madrid, how good is Diego Simeone?

Diego Simeone reached 500 games managed for Atletico Madrid in their recent 1-0 victory over Getafe. There is no better time to look back over his achievements during his tenure and assess where he stands among the game’s best coaches. Simeone took over in 2011, having managed Racing Club in...
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Posted Jan. 6, 2021

A scathing tactical analysis of Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool

After Liverpool’s historic loss 7-2 to Aston Villa, the reliable hub of pundits that is Twitter began diagnosing the issues that caused a loss of such magnitude. Almost everyone got it wrong. As expected, Adrian was made to be a scapegoat because Liverpool fans could never cope with the idea...
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Posted Oct. 12, 2020