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Big Match Decoded: Why Chelsea must compete to win the midfield battle

(Source: telegraph.co.uk)

The big game on Saturday in the Premier League is at Stamford Bridge as Maurizio Sarri’s side hosts title favourites Man City. 

Chelsea have fallen out of form in recent weeks and Sarri-ball isn’t having quite the effect it was earlier in the season. Pep Guardiola is a master at figuring out how to stop his opponents playing their game and with City flying high in the league, could do some damage, if not end Sarris’ ambitious title ambitions.

Some key tactical decisions have to be made – where will the game be won and lost?

How Man City are dominating games

It’s essential that Sarri figures out how best to contest the midfield battle because nobody is better at controlling it than Man City.

Their shape changes from a 4-1-4-1/4-3-3 to a 3-1-something (it varies constantly) in attack, with the defensive line pushing right over the halfway line to dominate the pitch.

More Info: telegraph.co.uk

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