Who’s going to progress the ball for Reading?

Over the past couple of seasons, Reading’s narrow midfield has been an integral part of their game. Coming up against Reading, teams will expect a physical battle in the middle of the pitch and difficulty getting the ball forward. Using StatsBomb’s open data from 2019/20, Reading’s opponents moved the ball from their half to the […]

Wolves 21/22 #3

After a strong showing in front of his ex-boss on Sunday, reports have linked Adama Traoré with a move to join Nuno Espírito Santo at Tottenham. It seems odd that someone would look at a squad containing Son Heung-min, Steven Bergwijn, Bryan Gil and Lucas Moura and think: “huh, we could use another wide player”, […]

Wolves 21/22 #2

It’s hard to write about the Tottenham game without rehashing points from the Leicester match. Not only was the scoreline the same, it was another game with positives to draw from the performance, but Wolves still need to find a way to improve in the final third and engineer better quality shots. It was also […]

Arsenal 21/22 #0 – Preview

On the 31st of March, Arsenal announced manager Joe Montemurro would leave the club at the end of the season. The news came as a huge shock, not least because it was released just before a Champions League quarter-final second leg between Chelsea and Wolfsburg. Though murmurs of discontent for Montemurro and Arsenal’s performances, particularly […]

Wolves 21/22 #1

The Bruno Lage era at Wolves got underway on Saturday, as the West Midlands club lost 1-0 to Leicester. The result may not have gone in Wolves’ favour, but to wheel out the overused saying, there were positives to take from the performance. Wolves lined up in what’s become their typical 3-4-3 formation. José Sá […]