There are a multitude of reasons to get excited over the coming Premier League seasons. The arrival of the likes of Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte; the return of Jose Mourinho, the signings of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and perhaps Paul Pogba, all signify that we might be in for a real treat. Liverpool face a tough 

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Another Brazilian midfielder is heading east to ply his trade in the Premier League, and the tactical implications of Paulinho’s North London arrival could be indicative of a stark change in Andre Villas Boas’ Tottenham Hotspur tactics. Villas Boas’ time in England has seen him predominately switch between a 4-2-3-1 and a 4-3-3, the former 

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After watching some of the best collective performances this year with Bayern Munich’s emphatic result and Brazil’s total pressing whilst keeping a disciplinary structure against arguably some of the most memorable teams the world has ever seen – both Barcelona and Spain came unstuck against the perfectly set 4-2-3-1 formation that their opposition used. Arsenal 

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In 1986, Carlos Bilardo of Argentina and Franz Beckenbauer of West Germany came up with a new formation, namely 3-5-2, which was quickly accepted by many experts all around the world. Using the advantages of the system, they led their teams to the final matches of WC 86 and WC 90 respectively. The idea of 

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5th June 2012, Manchester United secured the signing of Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa from Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund for an estimated £12 million (rising to £17 million). Upon his signing, football analysts agreed that the Kagawa’s arrival was a signal of a change in approach for Manchester United; Kagawa is a prominent attacking midfielder who 

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Last season Brendan Rodgers was given high praise for the style of play Swansea was playing. A high possession percentages and an aggressive pressing style caught the eye of those across the country and were given the nickname “Swansealona” for their similar “tiki-taka” style to the Catalan giants. However upon further inspection, it could be 

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