Will Arteta’s gamble on Havertz work tactically? How can you coach verticality into your team? And why Tuchel will be getting the world’s best CB…
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One of the more eyebrow-raising moves of the summer already announced is that of Kai Havertz trading Chelsea for Arsenal – Luis Kircher takes a closer look at whether he can see Havertz becoming an important part of Arteta’s plans.
Verticality is an important concept in football – but how can you coach it into your players? Sakhu Mpofo’s weekly column looks at the tactical philosophy behind it and suggests some drills for training sessions.
South Korean centre-back Kim Min-jae is on the cusp of signing for Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich – read why Thomas Tuchel is getting one of the best central defenders on the planet.
The close season gives us a little more time to review trends from the previous campaign and Marcel Seifeddine has been looking at a lot of set pieces in the last week – in this week’s column, he explains the use of overloads and underloads from dead ball situations.
Ahmed ElDaly has spent time analysing the use of the midfield diamond, looking at its variations and interchangeability – you can read his findings.
Club Brugge have managed to secure the signature of Bulgaria’s current crown jewel, Igor Thiago – Brandon Liss explains why this could be one of the signings of the summer.
Cloé Lacasse has officially completed her move from Benfica to Arsenal – we recently looked at why the Gunners are signing an exceptional talent from Portugal.
There are several clubs interested in signing Hungarian attacker Dominik Szoboszlai this summer, including Liverpool, as per reports – our scout report explains why there is a war for his signature.
Aston Villa are in talks with Spanish side Villarreal over a potential transfer for Pau Torres – read our scout report to see why Torres has the potential to be a top centre-back under Unai Emery.
Tomorrow, we will officially unveil our FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Tactical Preview Magazine – where we are tactically previewing every single team in the tournament (yes, all 32 of them) helping you understand how each team plays and who are the key players to look out for. At 314 pages, this is our biggest magazine yet and it is the only guide to the tournament you need.
And finally, we say goodbye to our Site Lead Adam Scully – Adam has been an important part of TFA for three years now and we wish him the very best of luck for his future projects!
That’s it for this week – we are back at the same time Monday. Spread the word!
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