Chelsea vs Manchester City: Complete Tactical Analysis

Chelsea beat City on their home turf to complete the double in PL. (Matchday 24)

Ivanovic Gets Freedom To Attack

Mourinho’s game-plan was exploit the space vacated by roaming Silva on Chelsea’s right. While Azpi stayed back denying Navas to run into space, Iva got forward and scored the only goal of the match as a result. The avg. position chart (from WhoScored.com) shows just that.

ChelseaAvgPosnChartWhoScored

The Turning Point

City started positively and for the first 25 minutes City were surely ahead of us despite not having many clear cut chances. But it was counter-attack from a corner that proved to be the turning point in the match giving Chelsea enough confidence to attack and putting a little nerves in City’s defense.

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Hull 0 – 2 Chelsea : Complete Tactical Analysis

Eden hazard celebreates vs hull after scoring

Chelsea came against Steve Bruce’s Hull and negotiated a tricky clash with all 3 points.

Hull employed a 3-5-2 formation which has been a regular feature of their season. Chelsea went in with a 4-2-3-1

The Extra Man in the Midfield

You will be forgiven to think that Hull employed a press successfully in the first half and ran out of gas in the second. It was rather the extra man in the midfield that made building from the back difficult for Chelsea.

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