Fernandinho’s Drive Essential to Man City’s Attack against Arsenal

In Manuel Pellegrini’s last ever home game as Manchester City manager, his players came out with intent. They pressed high up the Etihad Stadium pitch in a bid to win the ball back quickly against Arsenal, and for Gunners’ manager Arsene Wenger, this wasn’t exactly what he anticipated. “I was surprised by the intensity of […]

Pellegrini’s Shift in System allows Fernandinho to Thrive against Sevilla

In recent seasons, Manuel Pellegrini has developed something of a reputation for tactical inflexibility. He’s regularly stuck to either a 4-4-2 or a 4-2-3-1, shapes which are largely similar, and though no one worries about that when they win, the opposite is true when they lose. Could the Chilean have tightened the team up defensively, […]