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TFA Today: FREE MEMBERS DOWNLOAD + how Xavi uses Gavi and Pedri at Barca (plus lots more…)

In the #TacticsThursday Total Football Analysis Today newsletter (subscribe below) we look at the work Xavi is doing at Barca, how Westerlo are surprising many, a recent signing by Anderlecht and our usual whiz around the other top leagues in Europe – plus, of course, relevant pieces from the archives.

We also have our weekly FREE DOWNLOAD of all the team and player rankings across 20+ interesting leagues (U23 and over) so you can see who the top performers are across a whole multitude of metrics

Xavi won his first silverware at Barcelona on Sunday and they currently sit top of La Liga – Ahmed el-Daly explains how his use of Gavi and Pedri are absolutely key to their resurgence

Westerlo were promoted the the Belgian top-flight last season and have surprised many by cementing themselves in the top-eight so far – Bryant Marques looks in detail at their tactical approach and predicts how their first season back might end

Belgian football expert Brandon Liss explains why Anderlecht’s latest signing – 24-year-old Anders Dreyer – could have an immediate positive impact on the club

Over on our La Liga Analysis site for you, we explain why Barcelona are trying to tempt Atletico with a swap deal for Yannick Carrasco

And we preview Espanyol vs Real Betis

On Bundesliga Analysis, we look at the numbers telling us Schalke could be in real trouble

And we explain why Dortmund are very keen on Man United’s Anthony Elanga and what he could add to the team

On Ligue 1 Analysis, we dive into why a move to France has kicked Breel Embolo’s career on a step

And we discuss how Marseille have already shown signs of improvement in 2023

On Serie A Analysis, we dive into Ademola Lookman’s excellent form for Atalanta

And in Liga Portugal Analysis, we look at why Pacos de Ferreira should be fearing relegation

On EPL Analysis, we analyse Arsenal’s interest in Declan Rice to see if it makes sense

And we have all the relevant data and viz from Palace’s 1-1 draw with United last night

Then Adam and the archives…

Michael Olise scored a sublime free-kick to rescue a point for Crystal Palace against Manchester United last night – read our scout report on the talented midfielder at Selhurst Park

Wilfried Gnonto bagged a brace for Leeds United yesterday as they progressed to the FA Cup fourth round – get our analysis of the Italy international at Elland Road

Internazionale thrashed their rivals 3-0 in the Italian Super Cup yesterday – read our tactical analysis of Simone Inzaghi’s tactical setup with the Nerazzurri

Royal Antwerp came away with a comfortable 3-0 win yesterday in the Belgian Pro League – we recently looked at the Belgian giant’s tactics under Mark van Bommel

That should keep you going until tomorrow!