Posts Tagged ‘ offside ’

Gary Cahill suits Chelsea statistically & tactically

January 20, 2012
Gary Cahill suits Chelsea statistically & tactically

It is often said that when building a side, you should start with the defence, but Andre Villas-Boas seems to be doing things in reverse.
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The effects of Chelsea’s pressing game in 2011/12

October 26, 2011
The effects of Chelsea’s pressing game in 2011/12

Amongst all the nonsense about Andre Villas-Boas being the new Jose Mourinho, the irony is that he’s done more to move Chelsea away from Mourinho’s overall playing style than Avram Grant, Felipe Scolari, Guus Hiddink and Carlo Ancelotti. In particular, the way they play without the ball.
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Why don’t more sides score goals like this?

December 15, 2010
Why don’t more sides score goals like this?

The modern offside law continues to frustrate defenders and pundits alike, but the men who should benefit from it – strikers – have not exploited it to its full potential.
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