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Arsenal's stars shine yet falter against Palace's individualism

Arsenal walking into half-time with 76 per-cent possession justifies their territorial ascendancy, but Arsene Wenger’s men encountered difficulty bypassing Crystal Palace’s deep defensive block at the Emirates.

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.

Arsene Wenger's direct changes foils Leicester City's resilience

Danny Welbeck’s injury-time goal ensured Arsenal remain in the title race, but the most captivating aspect of the last-gasp victory involved the Gunners’ production from wide areas.

Spurs' Pochettino makes timely subs to vanquish Manchester City

An improved Manchester City performance was expected at the Etihad Stadium following a crushing defeat against Leicester last weekend, but Pellegrini’s men failed to impose their authority against a well-drilled Spurs side

Tactical Preview: Arsenal — Leicester City

Arsenal handed Leicester City their first and most devastating loss of the current Premier League season, but the hosts must avoid defeat if they intend on remaining in the title race.

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.

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.

Arsenal & Liverpool show character in counter-pressing goal fest

Jurgen Klopp’s beloved romance with gegenpressing suggested the German would carry over what he believes is the best play-maker in the world to the Premier League, but it equally backfired in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal.

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.

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.

Chelsea and Jose Mourinho fail to resolve short term reputation

Sometimes its better not come back. Jose Mourinho learned the hard way when his romantic return to Chelsea came to a sudden conclusion Thursday afternoon, with the club and manager parting ways mutually.

Chelsea and Leicester play role reversal in current BPL season

Glen Murray’s second half winner at Stamford Bridge signified a possible beginning of the end for Chelsea in last week's 1-0 loss to Premier League newcomers Bournemouth.

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: Arsenal — Spurs

Sunday’s North London derby features the two in-form teams of the current Premier League campaign, as Spurs aim to cut the gap between rivals Arsenal to two points.

Pep Guardiola's Bayern overload wide areas to trounce Arsenal

The contrast between Pep Guardiola's European results — home and away — has been glaring in recent years. Often criticized for being too cautious away from home, Guardiola’s Bayern Munich made amends for a poor result at Arsenal a few weeks ago.

Rémi Garde appointed Aston Villa manager

Aston Villa confirm the appointment of Rémi Garde as their new manager. He is the third manager in eight months to join Villa.

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.

Philippe Coutinho's positional dilemma thwarts growth at Anfield

Liverpool’s scoreless draw against Arsenal was undoubtedly Brendan Rodgers’ side’s best performance of the season thus far, yet it equally drew a few critical conclusions about the squad at his disposal.

Tactical Preview: Swansea - Manchester United

Manchester United’s trip to Swansea represents an ideal platform to rectify past mistakes, as the club aims to exceed last year’s fourth place finish.
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