But, thanks to the three men behind Metrica Sports, a company that has provided a cutting edge service to teams in countries like England, Spain, Portugal and Brazil over the last seven years, now everyone can tap into the detailed information that managers and coaches are using to exert more tactical control of their players during games. … [Read more...] about Access the computer programme that helps Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo find an edge
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3. Calvert-Lewin is on fire: He leads the Premier League with 11 goals in his opening 11 games of the season and the England international showcased why he’s been so clinical early in the season. His movement when the ball gets wide is great. He drifts into space, darts into dangerous areas and times his runs to perfection. His understanding with Richarlison is almost telepathic and if Everton are going to push for a top six finish, DCL needs to keep scoring. He shows no signs of slowing down. … [Read more...] about Goalkeepers star as Burnley holds Everton
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Meanwhile, as Arsenal choose not to press high and work their own attacks patiently from back to front, Aubameyang averages just 34.9 touches per 90 minutes; Son, in comparison, has 46.4, while Kane is at 44.4. … [Read more...] about Talking Point: Arteta’s Arsenal work at odds with Mourinho’s thriving Tottenham
But in his shadow lies Dortmund's devastating new front man, Erling Haaland. The Norwegian teenager scored 16 in just 18 games as he got off to a flying start in black and yellow and, with a full (well, kinda full) preseason behind him, you wouldn't be totally mad to back him for the Bundesliga's "Torjägerkanone" — the brilliantly named goalscorer's cannon. … [Read more...] about Bundesliga talking points: Are Leipzig ready for a title challenge? What about the fans?