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TFA Today: 20 cost-effective xGOLD alternatives to the 10 FIFA World Cup stars who saw their value increase in Qatar

#TacticalThursday in the Total Football Analysis Today newsletter.

The FIFA World Cup saw many players get a massive increase in value – Enzo Fernandez, anyone? We thought it would be a good opportunity for Bryant Marques to dive into our xGOLD tool and see what cost-effective alternatives he could find to the top 10 increased value players in Qatar – check it out

Tite left his post as Brazil coach following the tournament and we wonder whether Fernando Diniz might be a good shout for the role – Ana Beatriz Oliveira de Macedo took Caio Miguel Pontes‘ recent article on Diniz and turned it into a video

One of the more surprising managerial moves in recent months came in Belgium where giants Club Brugge appointed former Fulham Football Club and AFC Bournemouth boss Scott Parker – Brandon Liss looks at how his style might fit with the Champions League squad

To many, Arsenal F.C‘s 0-0 with Newcastle United Football Club might have been a little disappointing. The Premier League saw it as one of the most interesting tactical battles of The Premier League season so far and breaks it down for you

And on his TFA debut, Jamie Scott brings us a theoretical piece – looking at the re-emergence of the 4-2-4 formation and how it works in and out of possession with some interesting in-game examples

As ever, if data viz and insights are your thing then you can get all the latest TFA stats packs

You might have missed our TFA 23 for 23 magazine – 23 players and coaches that we think you should keep an eye on in 2023. It’s a FREE DOWNLOAD for our members

Adam then has the archives…

Fatih Karagumruk are up to the top half of the Turkish Super Lig with a big win yesterday – read our analysis of Andrea Pirlo’s tactics in Turkey

Wilfried Gnonto scored his first goal for Leeds United yesterday in a 2-2 draw with West Ham – read our scout report showing why the Yorkshire club have a gem in their ranks

Daniel Podence scored Wolves’ only goal in a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa last night – we recently looked at the Portuguese attacker’s style of play at Molineux

Rasmus Hojlund scored off the bench in a 2-2 draw for Atalanta in La Dea’s return to Serie A action yesterday – here is our scout report on the exciting teenage forward with a bright future

Edin Dzeko bagged the winner for Internazionale in a huge 1-0 win over league-leaders Napoli yesterday – read our analysis piece, looking at why the Bosnian is still one of the best strikers in Italy under Simone Inzaghi


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