Bayer Leverkusen Speedster Leon Bailey Continues to Highlight His Potential

Leon Bailey continues to show that he’s a difference maker. Last Friday night, in Bayer Leverkusen’s 2-0 win over Stuttgart, he supplied the two assists. The first was the real feature, and as Bailey beat a man out on the byline and outpointed another, dribbling beyond the opposition markers with typically tricky feet, it wasn’t […]

3 Key Things: A look at How Cesc Fabregas Used Clever Movement to Dominate against Newcastle

Cesc Fabregas produced a supreme display of midfield passing play in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Newcastle United. He pulled the strings with his distribution, hitting long balls and shorter flicks around the corner, and this enabled him to be one of the game’s dominant players. Playing as a right-sided central midfielder, as a part of […]

Arsenal Exploit Huddersfield’s System to Claim 5-0 Win

Arsenal’s 5-0 demolition of Huddersfield was quite strange to watch. The Gunners started with a very early goal, scored by Alexandre Lacazette after some slick passing, but they quickly shifted into a holding pattern of ball retention and the occasional piece of sloppy passing. That sloppy passing looked like it could be Huddersfield’s only real […]

Bayern Munich Overly Reliant on Crosses in 2-1 Defeat to Gladbach

Bayern Munich weren’t at their best against Borussia Monchengladbach. They struggled to find any rhythm in attack, and after conceding two first-half goals, they couldn’t find a way back. Arturo Vidal managed to set up an exciting finish by netting from the edge of the area midway through the second period, but against a tough, […]

Arsenal’s Organisation Allows Their Front Three to Outpoint Tottenham

Arsenal put in a complete performance against Tottenham in the North London Derby. They defended beautifully, firstly by pressing before then settling into a deeper structure after half-time, and they also attacked with a combination of intelligence and quality. In a lot of ways, it could be argued that this was a measured yet brilliant […]

Stuttgart’s Speed Too Much for Disorganised Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund didn’t have a great start against Stuttgart. In fact, it only took them five minutes to cough up a goal in remarkable circumstances. Stuttart midfielder Santiago Ascacibar hit a fairly harmless ball over the top, looking for Chadrac Akolo but not getting anywhere near finding him. That allowed Marc Bartra, Dortmund’s centre-back, to […]

Alexandre Lacazette Shows Wenger Why He Should Start Against Spurs

Alexandre Lacazette scored twice for France in their 2-2 draw with Germany, and by this point in time, nobody could’ve been surprised by his performance. After all, this is the man who, with 30 goals across all competitions, has netted more often than any other Frenchman in 2017. That puts him ahead of football’s newest […]

Franck Kessie Highlights His Potential to Contribute for Milan

AC Milan didn’t exactly start well against Sassuolo. They weren’t awful by any means, and they certainly weren’t being exposed with regularity at the back, but there was a kind of staleness to their play. They could control possession with comfort, but they couldn’t progress. They ended up shifting the ball around in a U-shape, […]

Energetic Dani Alves Key to PSG’s Attack against Angers

  Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani were the main destroyers against Angers, scoring two goals each in Paris Saint-Germain’s 5-0 win over the weekend. Together, they showed why the capital club invested so much money into acquiring them, but another player, right-back Dani Alves, proved equally important despite his recent arrival on a free transfer. […]

Inter Attack the Right-Hand Side to Claim Victory against Verona

In their recent Serie A game against Verona, Inter attacked the right-hand side like few others teams have this season. By the end of the encounter, 51% of their attacks had originated from that part of the pitch, and given that the current league-leaders in attacking the right side of the field, Atalanta, average only […]