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Manchester United 2-3 Tottenham: Spurs attack directly then defend deep

October 1, 2012
Manchester United 2-3 Tottenham: Spurs attack directly then defend deep

An excellent first half performance put Tottenham in control, and they hung on with a fine defensive performance in the second half. Sir Alex Ferguson brought Paul Scholes back into the starting line-up and used Ryan Giggs on the left. Wayne Rooney was on the bench. Andre Villas-Boas chose Clint Dempsey ahead of Gylfi Sigurdsson, and played...
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Newcastle 2-1 Tottenham: Pardew switches formation; Ben Arfa excels in both systems

August 20, 2012
Newcastle 2-1 Tottenham: Pardew switches formation; Ben Arfa excels in both systems

Newcastle started their 2012/13 campaign with a hard-fought victory over Tottenham. Fabricio Coloccini wasn’t fit to start for Newcastle, so Alan Pardew used James Perch at centre-back. New signing Vernon Anita was on the bench. Andre Villas-Boas left Jan Vertonghen and Rafael van der Vaart on the bench. Jermain Defoe, Tottenham’s only senior striker, played upfront. This...
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Chelsea are being outpassed more regularly in recent matches

December 19, 2011
Chelsea are being outpassed more regularly in recent matches

One of the most interesting developments of the Premier League so far this season has been the strategy of Andre Villas-Boas.
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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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Valencia 1-1 Chelsea: Chelsea let the lead slip

September 28, 2011
Valencia 1-1 Chelsea: Chelsea let the lead slip

An open game ended with a point apiece.
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Posted in Champions League | 75 Comments »