Stop the attack | Soccer Coach Weekly

Get defenders to play like Vincent Kompany, whose clever positioning in seemingly irretrievable situations often leads to attacks breaking down. He is good at reading positions when he is outnumbered in defence and has to try to hold up play or make a decision to win the ball. Set up Use half of your pitch. […]

Stop! Don’t ask about Willian’s contract – Sarri

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri was in no mood to discuss Willian’s contract amid links with LaLiga champions Barcelona. Willian was reportedly targeted by Barca in pre-season and the Brazil international has caught the attention of the Spanish club again, according to speculation. The 30-year-old’s future was discussed following Chelsea’s 2-1 Premier League victory over […]

Football Transfer Rumours: The Science Behind It

Simon Chadwick, Professor of Sport Business Strategy, Coventry University is the author of this article which was originally published in The Conversation, an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community. Summer’s football transfer rumour season is in full swing; an annual activity as predictable as strawberries and cream at Wimbledon […]