Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham: Liverpool goals either side of Tottenham dominance

June 3, 2019
Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham: Liverpool goals either side of Tottenham dominance

Liverpool won their sixth European Cup after a disappointing final when neither side played at their best.

Roberto Firmino was declared fit to start, while Jurgen Klopp selected Gini Wijnaldum over James Milner in midfield.

Mauricio Pochettino used a 4-2-3-1 formation and started Harry Kane and Harry Winks, who had both been out for several weeks. Lucas Moura, the hero of the semi-final, was only on the bench.

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Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal: all the action down the same flank

May 31, 2019
Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal: all the action down the same flank

Reminder that my book Zonal Marking is out now!

Chelsea won the Europa League thanks to a 20-minute spell at the start of the second half where they dominated down their left.

Maurizio Sarri was able to call upon N’Golo Kante, who was declared fit to start. Andreas Christensen continued in place of the injured Antonio Rudiger, Mateo Kovacic played instead of Ross Barkley, while Olivier Giroud started upfront.

Unai Emery used Petr Cech against his former club, in his final game before retirement. Otherwise, the side was as expected. Read more »