TFA Today: A look at the Serie A team who have not won since 1996, one of the most exciting teams in South America and a wonderkid in Paris…
In Monday’s Total Football Analysis Today newsletter we look at the Serie A side who have not won a top-flight game since 1996, the tactics underpinning one of South America’s most exciting teams and a Paris wonderkid getting game time ahead of some of the most expensive players on the planet – as well as our usual analytical trip around some of Europe’s top leagues.
March 1996. That’s the last time U.S. Cremonese won a game in the top flight of Italian football. Adam Scully looks at their tactics to see why they are still waiting
In this tactical analysis by Caio Miguel Pontes, we will examine Grêmio’s tactics under Renato Gaúcho and identify how he’s turned them into one of the most exciting teams in South America. This analysis will not only provide a detailed breakdown of their tactics in possession but also take a look at how their aggressive defensive system is helping them dominate games
At 16 years and 343 days old, Warren Zaïre-Emery took to the field for PSG’s long-awaited UEFA Champions League clash with Bayern Munich and in the process, became the youngest-ever player to start a Champions League tie. This was yet another record broken by the young midfielder as he had previously become Les Parisiens youngest ever starter and goalscorer. In this scout report, Beth Limb looks at the strengths and weaknesses of Zaire-Emery’s game and how he looks to be completely unfazed stepping into the star-studded first team in Galtier’s tactics
Donyell Malen scored for Borussia Dortmund in a 4-1 win over Hertha Berlin – read our scout report of the exciting Dutch attacker here
Kenneth Taylor bagged for Ajax in a 4-0 win yesterday – check out our scout report of the Netherlands’ next great midfielder
Lorient beat AC Ajaccio to move up to seventh in Ligue 1 yesterday – we recently looked at Regis Le Bris’ exciting tactics with the French underdogs
Rachel Daly scored a brace to guide the Lionesses to a 2-1 win over Italy in the Arnold Clark Cup – read our scout report on who can replace Daly in the England setup under Sarina Wiegman
On EPL Analysis, Aditya Chauhan dives into the numbers underneath Newcastle’s recent dip in form and tries to make sense of how they could be losing their grip on Champions League football next season
He then goes to the other end of the table to analyse Southampton and what they need to improve at home to give themselves a chance of staying up
QPR sacked Neil Critchley last night, and Aditya looks at the metrics in his time with the team to discuss whether the club has made the right decision or not
On La Liga Analysis, Raghav Sharma analyses Enes Unal and whether he has enough going on to keep Getafe in the top flight this season
Raghav then moves over to Bundesliga Analysis to explain how important Vincenzo Grifo has been to Freiburg’s top four dreams
In Scotland, Hibs have a recent pedigree of turning out good players and Souhardya Biswas scouts the latest, Josh Campbell
Spezia are a fascinating club when it comes to their recruitment and Souhardya looks at yet another clever bit of business – their signing of Tio Cipot
And finally, we look at an interesting right-back in the Portuguese Primeira – Boavista’s Pedro Malheiro
That should keep you going until tomorrow – enjoy!
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