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TFA Today: How PSV have adapted, Damien Duff as a coach, the best women’s striker in the English Champ plus rest defence…

In the first Total Football Analysis Today newsletter of the week, we look at how PSV have adapted after the transfer window, Damien Duff’s tactics and philosophies as a coach, comparing a top English Women’s Championship striker to her rivals in the WSL and a theoretical look at rest defence in functional play – plus, our usual analytical look at some interesting topics in Europe.

It’s hard not to feel a bit for Ruud van Nistelrooy at PSV given he lost Cody Gakpo and Noni Madueke in January – Adam Scully takes a look at how he has adapted PSV’s style since

Damien Duff is cutting his managerial teeth with Shelbourne in Ireland and good things are being said about the ex-Ireland international – Ana Beatriz Oliveira de Macedo took Adam‘s TFA 23 for 23 article on him and turned it into our latest video

Selim Ben Hmida scouts Championship striker Sarah Ewens and compares her to the WSL strikers

And following on from his appearance on the TFA #podcast last week, Caio Miguel Pontes gets into a little more tactical theory looking at rest defence in functional play

Monaco pulled off a huge victory against PSG at the weekend to move up to second in Ligue 1 – read our analysis of Philippe Clement’s tactics with Les Rouge et Blanc

Destiny Udogie scored Udinese’s opener yesterday against Sassuolo – read our scout report on the Tottenham Hotspur loanee here

Jordan Nobbs bagged a hattrick from midfield for Aston Villa Women in a 6-2 victory in the WSL yesterday – read our analysis of the experienced midfielder

Thomas Brdaric led his side to a nice 2-0 victory in the ISL at the weekend – read our tactical analysis of Chennaiyin’s tactics under the German

On EPL Analysis, Aditya Chauhan uses the numbers and data viz to preview tonight’s Merseyside derby

And Forest may have come up short on Saturday, but Brennan Johnson has definitely proved he is capable at this level – Aditya provides a data-driven scout report of his season so far

On La Liga Analysis, Raghav Sharma dives into the metrics underpinning Real Betis’ drive for European football again under Manuel Pellegrini

In Scotland, Celtic dipped into the Japanese market again in signing Yuki Kobayashi from Vissel Kobe – Souhardya Biswas dives deep into the numbers

He then goes to Italy to look at the player Spezia brought into to replace Arsenal-bound Jakob Kiwior

And ends up in Portugal, scouting Sporting’s Ousmane Diomande – much wanted in Europe


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