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 […]

Slick Positional Play Key to Liverpool’s Thumping 3-0 Win over Man City

Liverpool may have missed out on the Capital One Cup after losing the final to Manchester City last weekend, but a few days later, they got the chance to get revenge against the Sky Blues in the English Premier League. They made the most of it, too, bouncing back from the recent defeat to claim […]

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, […]