How has Tuchel utilised Chelsea’s squad differently to Lampard?

Whenever a manager is replaced partway through a season, personnel and tactical changes typically follow as the new coach wants to put their stamp on the squad. Chelsea are no different in this respect. After sacking Frank Lampard in January, new manager Thomas Tuchel has certainly made changes to the team by converting from twoContinue reading “How has Tuchel utilised Chelsea’s squad differently to Lampard?”

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What effect has Jota’s arrival had on Liverpool’s forward rotation?

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino as a forward three were central to Liverpool’s European and domestic success over the past two seasons. However, the Reds lacked viable options to rotate their principal forwards to keep them fresh and prevent burn out, leaving them vulnerable if one of the three picked up a seriousContinue reading “What effect has Jota’s arrival had on Liverpool’s forward rotation?”

Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 5th-11th April

This piece is part of a series of weekly blog posts that aim to summarise England’s progress throughout lockdown, showing (1) how far we have come; and (2) how far we could go if we maintain our current rates of decline. It provides an updated summary detailing the weekly change in: Positive cases (by specimenContinue reading “Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 5th-11th April”

Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 29th March-4th April

This piece is part of a series of weekly blog posts that aim to summarise England’s progress throughout lockdown, showing (1) how far we have come; and (2) how far we could go if we maintain our current rates of decline. It provides an updated summary detailing the weekly change in: Positive cases (by specimenContinue reading “Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 29th March-4th April”

Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 22nd-28th March

This piece is part of a series of weekly blog posts that aim to summarise England’s progress throughout lockdown, showing (1) how far we have come; and (2) how far we could go if we maintain our current rates of decline. It provides an updated summary detailing the weekly change in: Positive cases (by specimenContinue reading “Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 22nd-28th March”

Guardiola had a ready-made rotation philosophy for this pandemic-hit season

We need the whole squad, every player of the team, if we are to be successful. Pep Guardiola Pep Guardiola is considered one of the best managers in football. During his time at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City, he has won countless trophies, from his teams’ domestic leagues and cup competitions to the covetedContinue reading “Guardiola had a ready-made rotation philosophy for this pandemic-hit season”

Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 15th-21st March

This piece is part of a series of weekly blog posts that aim to summarise England’s progress throughout lockdown, showing (1) how far we have come; and (2) how far we could go if we maintain our current rates of decline. It provides an updated summary detailing the weekly change in: Positive cases (by specimenContinue reading “Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 15th-21st March”

The reasons for getting rid of First Past the Post far exceed the reasons for keeping it

From the 1867 Reform Act and the 1918 Representation of People Act to the lowering of the voting age from 21 to 18 in 1969, the United Kingdom has enacted legislation to make its voting process more inclusive and, thus, more democratic. Yet its belligerence in keeping the First Past the Post (FPTP) system suppressesContinue reading “The reasons for getting rid of First Past the Post far exceed the reasons for keeping it”

We now know the international and strategic priorities of Boris Johnson’s government

On Wednesday 16th March, the UK government released a 120-page document titled Global Britain in a Competitive Age: The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy. Billed as the “biggest review since the end of the Cold War”, it set out to define the UK’s priorities for foreign, defence, security and development policyContinue reading “We now know the international and strategic priorities of Boris Johnson’s government”

Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 8th-14th March

This piece is part of a series of weekly blog posts that aim to summarise England’s progress throughout lockdown, showing (1) how far we have come; and (2) how far we could go if we maintain our current rates of decline. It provides an updated summary detailing the weekly change in: Positive cases (by specimenContinue reading “Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 8th-14th March”