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Tottenham 2-4 Chelsea: Mata stars in an eventful game

October 22, 2012
Tottenham 2-4 Chelsea: Mata stars in an eventful game

Tottenham had a strong spell either side of half-time, but Chelsea were the better side. Andre Villas-Boas was unable to select either Moussa Dembele or Gareth Bale, so used Clint Dempsey on the left and Tom Huddlestone came into the centre of midfield. Brad Friedel started, with Hugo Lloris on the bench. Roberto Di Matteo left...
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Euro 2012 preview: Spain

June 6, 2012
Euro 2012 preview: Spain

Spain didn’t win World Cup 2010 through pure tiki-taka. They won because they mixed tiki-taka with different options that brought more directness and urgency to their play. When they went with pure tiki-taka, they stumbled. The defeat to Switzerland in their opening game of the World Cup was a huge shock, but while the Swiss...
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Chelsea’s change in defensive system under Roberto Di Matteo

April 16, 2012
Chelsea’s change in defensive system under Roberto Di Matteo

The major change at Chelsea under Roberto Di Matteo has been the difference in the wide positions, stemming from a combination of the change of style, and the change of formation.
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Positioning and movement of Aimar, Mata and Gaitan in Chelsea 2-1 Benfica

April 5, 2012
Positioning and movement of Aimar, Mata and Gaitan in Chelsea 2-1 Benfica

Chelsea have progressed into the Champions League semi-finals after a 2-1 victory over Benfica, winning 3-1 on aggregate.
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Newcastle 0-3 Chelsea: Blues take their chances

December 3, 2011
Newcastle 0-3 Chelsea: Blues take their chances

The scoreline makes it look convincing, but Chelsea had to work extremely hard to get the three points.
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