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?”
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”
Who had the worse “injury-hit” Premier League season: Manchester City or Liverpool?
This is the third blog in a three-part series examining Liverpool’s injuries this season. The first investigated the direct impact of injuries on Liverpool’s squad; the second analysed the repercussions for Liverpool’s attack; and the third is a comparative piece looking into whether Liverpool’s injuries are (not as bad as / equal to / worseContinue reading “Who had the worse “injury-hit” Premier League season: Manchester City or Liverpool?”
What has happened to Liverpool’s attack?
One reason to explain Liverpool’s significant drop-off in points this season is the lack of goals scored by Jurgen Klopp’s side. During the first 27 matches of the 2019-20 Premier League season, the Reds found the net 64 times. This year, they have managed it on just 47 occasions – a decrease of 26.6%. YouContinue reading “What has happened to Liverpool’s attack?”
Are injuries really to blame for Liverpool’s drop-off in points this season?
With 33 fewer points than they had after 25 league matches last season, it is an undisputable fact that Liverpool has experienced a significant drop-off in form in the Premier League this year. One reason often used to explain this disparity is the impact of injuries on the Liverpool squad. The Reds lost talisman VirgilContinue reading “Are injuries really to blame for Liverpool’s drop-off in points this season?”