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Premier League Weekend Analysis: Tactical Insights by Alex Keble

 Premier League Weekend Analysis: Tactical Insights by Alex Keble

Kevin de Bruyne of Manchester City
Kevin de Bruyne of Manchester City looks dejected as he walks by NGolo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Estadio do Dragao on May 29, 2021 in Porto, Portugal(Image-Getty) 

After an eventful Premier League weekend, Alex Keble dissects the key moments and tactical insights.

1. Guardiola's Subs Break Everton's Defence:

Guardiola's substitutions, bringing on Walker and De Bruyne, transformed City's play, overwhelming Everton.

2. Villa's Champions League Dream Wavers:

Despite spells of dominance, Villa's recent form has faltered, jeopardizing their Champions League aspirations.

3. White's Shift Puzzles West Ham:

Arteta's tactical twist, moving White to midfield, perplexed West Ham, contributing to Arsenal's victory.

4. Luton's Struggles Against Promoted Sides:

Luton's inconsistency against fellow promoted teams could threaten their Premier League survival hopes.

5. Brighton's Defensive Flaws Exposed:

Tottenham exploited Brighton's defensive lapses, highlighting Estupinan's vulnerabilities.

6. Wolves Struggle with Possession:

Wolves' defeat to Brentford showcased their discomfort with possession-based play, a challenge they must overcome.

7. Kompany's Tactics Play into Liverpool's Hands:

Burnley's approach, influenced by Kompany's principles, played into Liverpool's pressing game, contributing to their loss.

8. Muniz Provides Fulham with Options:

Muniz's brace for Fulham signals newfound attacking depth, easing the burden amid Mitrovic's departure.

9. Forest's Set-Piece Woes Continue:

Nottingham Forest's defensive frailties on set-pieces cost them dearly, highlighting the importance of solid defending in relegation battles.

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