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Where do Premier League sides attack from?

March 16, 2012
Where do Premier League sides attack from?

In an individual match, it’s easy to see that a side have a bias towards one particular flank. In Monday’s 2-1 win over Newcastle, Arsenal constantly attacked down the right, with Theo Walcott staying wide on that flank, and Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain moving inside from the left.
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Blackburn 2-0 West Brom: OG and Hoilett strike

January 23, 2011
Blackburn 2-0 West Brom: OG and Hoilett strike

Blackburn moved into the top half of the Premier League table with a win in a fairly uneventful game.
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Blackburn 1-2 Arsenal: Arsenal’s passing game prevails

August 28, 2010
Blackburn 1-2 Arsenal: Arsenal’s passing game prevails

Arsenal emerge with the points after a professional display in a decent match.
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A superb debut from Blackburn’s Phil Jones

March 23, 2010
A superb debut from Blackburn’s Phil Jones

If you’re a centre-back making your Premiership debut, the one striker you don’t want to come up against is Didier Drogba. Skilful, strong and a great goalscorer, Drogba is almost unplayable on his day.
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Christopher Samba – a rock at the heart of the Blackburn defence

January 31, 2010

If Sam Allardyce had a footballer-making machine, and wanted to create a centre-back, you get the feeling he’d produce something along the lines of Christopher Samba. 6′4, brave, consistent, unfussy and completely dominant in the air. Quietly, Blackburn have crept into the top half of the table, although they do have a very bad defensive...
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