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TFA Today: Are formations becoming irrelevant in tactical analysis?

It’s the last Total Football Analysis Today Newsletter of the week (subscribe to it, it’s good stuff!)

In this week’s podcast, Adam Scully is joined by Caio Miguel Pontes and they discuss whether formations are becoming irrelevant in tactical analysis – it’s a very interesting topic, worth a listen

Adam then puts pen to paper, explaining why Javi Gracia could well be the coach to restore some order at Elland Road and how Leeds have a better chance of survival now

With MLS just around the corner, Luis Kircher is back with the second part of his preview

Bayer Leverkusen managed to overturn a 3-2 deficit to beat AS Monaco on penalties to progress to the next phase of the UEL – read our analysis of Xabi Alonso’s tactics with the Bundesliga club here

Another Bundesliga club also progressed in the UEL as underdogs Union Berlin toppled Eredivisie champions Ajax – get our tactical analysis of Urs Fischer’s tactics with the Berlin club

Antony bagged the winner for Manchester United to knock out FC Barcelona last night – read our scout report of the exciting £80 million Brazilian star under Erik ten Hag

Minnows Sheriff Tiraspol reached the next round of the UECL by knocking out CFR Cluj yesterday – consume our analysis of Sheriff’s tactics this season

We then preview some of the games around Europe.

Aditya Chauhan looks at how Tottenham vs Chelsea might play out, looking at Spurs’ inconsistency in their numbers, Potter’s struggles and the key players

In the Championship, WBA vs Middlesboro is the battle of two new managers who have made great impressions at their new clubs – Corboran and Carrick. We look at the xG per 90, WBA’s crossing zones and the betting markets

It’s the Madrid Derby in La Liga and Raghav Sharma previews the game looking at the attacking efficiency of both teams

And in Scotland, Aberdeen vs Livingstone catches the eye

That should keep you going until next week – enjoy!

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