Premier League: Two tactical talking points from Matchday 10

Alan O’Brien 

1) 5-3-2, the counter-attacking formation-du-jour

Ever the tactical trendsetter, Chelsea’s Antonio Conte has done it again. Last season’s switch to 3-4-2-1, that inspired a title-grabbing 13-game winning run, was shamelessly copycatted across the Premier Division; most notably by London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Continue reading

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West Ham United 0-2 Manchester United: Rashford introduction adds much-needed variety to United wide threat

Marcus Rashford’s second-half introduction broke the resistance of ten-man West Ham United by adding a different dimension to a typically congested Manchester United attack. Continue reading