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Spurs blitz Man United following Van Gaal's bizarre decisions

Prior to Louis van Gaal’s appointment at Manchester United, the Dutchman’s return to prominence at the 2014 World Cup was based around collective man-marking in midfield.

Man United turn to quick combination passes to unsettle Everton

Manchester United’s derby win presented an opportunity to mount a late push for a place in the top four, and Louis van Gaal persisted with a youthful attack based on mobility and direct running against an unorthodox Everton XI.

United's mobile youngsters breach City's poor midfield structure

Manuel Pellegrini showcased improved pragmatism against his prestigious Premier League rivals this season, but in a decisive derby against rivals Manchester United, the Chilean’s XI signified City’s intent.

West Brom's direct attack fluster Van Gaal's mundane Man United

The general theme of this weekend’s Premier League match-day witnessed prestigious sides overcome numerical advantages to salvage results away from home.

Man City may rely on stars to topple Spurs' collective spirit

Manchester City’s history against Spurs has been fairly positive in recent years, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men pose a legitimate threat to the hosts on their trip to the Etihad.

Guus Hiddink's Chelsea hit a roadblock against resilient Watford

Chelsea’s draw at Watford isn’t a negative result considering their inconsistent Premier League campaign, but Guus Hiddink’s men wasted another opportunity to move closer to the top half of the table.

Fabregas & Costa shine under Hiddink's changes at Arsenal

This was Arsenal’s best chance to end their domestic drought against Chelsea, but Guus Hiddink’s minor modifications produced the Blues’ best display under the interim manager.

Tactical Preview: Arsenal — Chelsea

Arsenal’s record against Chelsea has been unconvincing in recent years, but this could be the Gunners’ best chance to claim their first league win over their London rivals. since October 2011.

Van Gaal's United overcome midfield scrap at profligate Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp’s decision to alter his preferred formation may have been down to absentees, but it still highlighted the Liverpool manager’s attempt to stifle a United side that encounter difficulties providing penetration in the final third.

Tactical Preview: Liverpool — Manchester United

Once deemed the biggest match in the country, Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United has followed a contrasting route in recent seasons.

Diverse strikers set attacking tempo as United draw at Newcastle

Stylistically, Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United has been heavily criticized for their tedious possession-based system, but a trip to Newcastle saw the Red Devils manager lean towards a pragmatic approach.

Spurs & Everton lean to direct attacks to bypass offensive issues

Everton and Spurs represent two of the Premier League’s young, proactive possession-based sides, yet both outfits relied on direct attacks as their main source of creativity at Goodison Park.

Tactical Preview: Everton — Spurs

Tottenham and Everton have exchanged roles in finishing outside the top four in recent years, but a win at Goodison Park presents a great chance for either side to mount a legitimate challenge given the current downfall at Chelsea and Manchester United.

Arsenal showcase recurring issues despite being title favourites

One week summed up Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal perfectly. After enjoying an impressive win over title rivals Manchester City Monday night, five days later the Gunners were blitzed by four-goals at Southampton.

Aaron Ramsey's form pivotal to Arsenal's chances against Man City

With the busy festive season approaching, it’s rare to see the top of the Premier League table presenting plenty uncertainty.

Watford's powerful strike duo steamroll Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool

Liverpool may have trailed Watford within the opening two minutes of kick-off, but Mamadou Sakho’s shaky touches on the ball prior to the goal summarized the Reds’ afternoon.

Newcastle leans to the right to humble Klopp's Liverpool

Liverpool’s resurgence under Jurgen Klopp has witnessed the Reds record monumental road victories against through intense cohesive pressing and quick transitions, which left many to believe three points at Newcastle would be a formality.

Leicester's shift under Ranieri ignites Jamie Vardy's hot form

It only took 11 seconds. The conclusion of a swift transitional Leicester City attack witnessed Jamie Vardy yelling “it’s mine, it’s mine,” and in fairness, it finally was.

Mourinho's methodical Chelsea stump Pochettino's Spurs

Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge has produced several entertaining clashes against Mauricio Pochettino, but here, the Chelsea manager reverted to caution against the Premier League’s in-form side.

Jurgen Klopp's dynamic philosophy suits current Liverpool side

It was over before it really began. Manchester City were left bewildered, simply wondering what went wrong in what was a truly remarkable performance from Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

Tactical Preview: Leicester City — Manchester United

Manchester United’s Saturday afternoon visit to Leicester City features the top two sides in the Premier League battling for sole possession of first place.

Tactical Preview: Manchester City - Liverpool

Liverpool’s trip to the Etihad Stadium showcases the champions and runners up of the 2013/2014 campaign. Where City improved their core squad that triumphed two seasons ago, Jurgen Klopp is trying to move Liverpool past a difficult transitional period.

Sedulous Spurs fluster Wenger's Arsenal with intense pressing

Tactical brilliance can be illustrated and appreciated in various manners, and Spurs’ draw with Arsenal witnessed both managers impact a cagey showdown at the Emirates.

Tactical Preview: Chelsea — Liverpool

Liverpool and Chelsea would have preferred a better start to their Premier League campaign, but a Saturday afternoon win at Stamford Bridge could turn their underwhelming seasons around.

Op-Ed: Why HarryMania should be handled with patience and caution

It took approximately 79 seconds for a boyhood dream to become reality. As Harry Kane peeled towards the far post to attack Raheem Sterling’s lofted cross, millions watching across the world — including the thousands at Wembley — anticipated a goal.

Liverpool's clinical finishing punish Southampton at St. Mary's

When Liverpool narrowly defeated Southampton on the opening weekend of the season, many were quick to seal Ronald Koeman’s fate.

Swansea's direct attacks sink Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium

In a slow-burning match between two sides that focus on ball retention, Swansea came from behind to not only sink, but move ahead of Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League table.

Why Manchester City's underachievement in Europe is unsurprising

The stark contrast between Manchester City’s domestic and Champions League performances has been one of the main oddities throughout Europe in recent years.

Manchester City's width & pace was enough to hold off United

In terms of form, Manchester City and Manchester United headed into Sunday’s derby match at the Etihad Stadium with dissimilar track records.

October: Five things we learned in the Barclays Premier League

Here are the key Premier League conclusions during the month of October. Marouane Fellaini is finally delivering for Manchester United, Liverpool miss Daniel Sturridge, Southampton silence doubters and Aston Villa should be okay.
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