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Identifying the next Busquets for Barca, how to coach striker movement in a 3-5-2, why Marseille will like Gallardo and more…

We’re back again for a new week of analysis and tactics! Come and fill up on your football knowledge – follow the Total Football Analysis page, join the newsletter squad and make us part of your day every day.

Sergio Busquets has left Barcelona after well over a decade of patrolling the middle of the park – Adam Scully has found the perfect replacement for him playing in Argentina. Read his scout report of the heir apparent.

Kevin Martin is back with another piece looking at how to coach some of the tactical play you see at the top level – this time, he is looking at the striker movement in a 3-5-2.

This week, Beth Limb is looking at Chicago Red Stars in NWSL and their poor defensive record – she breaks down the issues and potential fixes.

This week sees the start of the UEFA U21 Championships and we have a full tactical preview magazine of the tournament for you – every single team and how they play, plus their key players explained in detail.

And last week, we published our TFA Scouted Magazine – picking out 21 under-the-radar talents who impressed us in the U20 WC, so those players who might have been missed otherwise.

Marcelo Gallardo is close to becoming the next Marseille boss – read our analysis of the Argentine’s tactics to see what we can expect from the French club under his reign.

Canada progressed to the final of the CONCACAF Nations League with a 2-0 win over Panama – read our analysis of their exciting pressing tactics under the Englishman John Herdman.

Davide Frattesi looks like he will be with Internazionale next season, potentially as Nico Barella’s replacement – read about why Frattesi is one of the best box-to-box midfielders in the club.

It is looking like Bayern Munich will win the race for Kim Min-jae – read our scout report to see why the German champions are signing one of the world’s best defenders.

Chelsea are in talks with Villarreal to sign Nicolas Jackson this summer – we recently analysed why a transfer to a top side for the Senegal international was inevitable for the attacker.

Rudi Garcia has been appointed as the new Napoli manager following the departure of Serie A-winning coach Luciano Spalletti – we have an analysis of Garcia’s tactics to see what we can expect from his new side.

Alberto Aquilani has been announced as the new head coach of Serie B side Pisa – read our analysis to learn about why Aquilani could be the next great coach in Italian football.

Kai Havertz looks set to sign for Chelsea’s bitter rivals Arsenal this transfer window – here is why the Gunners are pursuing the UEFA Champions League winner’s signature.

That’s it for today – we are back at the same time tomorrow. Spread the word!

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