Previous
Toronto FC
Columbus Crew SC
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Germany U20
Vanuatu U20
3
2
FT
Game Details
Mexico U20
Venezuela U20
0
1
FT
Game Details
England U20
South Korea U20
1
0
FT
Game Details
Guinea U20
Argentina U20
0
5
FT
Game Details
Next

Contrast between top and bottom clear

Tactics Board
Read

Son and Alli shine as Spurs outfox Leicester

Tactics Board
Read

Fluent Spurs upset United's man-marking

Tactics Board
Read

Sanchez drops deep to punish defensive United

Tactics Board
Read

Tottenham punish Arsenal mistakes

Tactics Board
Read

Mourinho parks the bus in Manchester derby

Tactics Board
Read

How Messi tormented Madrid in El Clasico

Tactics Board
Read

Mou halts Chelsea, Herrera stifles Hazard

Tactics Board
Read

Liverpool's new formation fails to fire

Tactics Board
Read

Hazard exploits City's weak spots

Tactics Board
Read

Arsenal, Man City shortcomings are clear

Tactics Board
Read
 By Michael Cox

FA Cup final tactical preview: how will Wenger counteract Conte's plans?

The FC panel have their say on who will win the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal.
ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent Mattias Karen feels Wenger will remain with Arsenal despite how they fare in the final.
Chelsea have gone through 16 managerial changes in Arsene Wenger's 20-year tenure with Arsenal, here is a look at who came out on top
ESPN FC's Chelsea correspondent Liam Twomey has his say as to whether or not Chelsea will seal the double against Arsenal.

On Saturday afternoon at Wembley, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is aiming to become only the third manager to win the league and cup double in his first full season in English football. One of the previous two, Arsene Wenger, will be in the other dugout.

For all the intriguing on-pitch head-to-head battles, and in a game where both sides will use a similar system and therefore players will match one another across the pitch, it is the clash between Conte and Wenger that is the most intriguing....

 By Michael Cox

Antonio Conte and Chelsea dominated Premier League tactics in 2016-17

Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley praises the work of Antonio Conte in taking the club to the Premier League title.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says switching his defensive formation was the catalyst for their title triumph.
Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal's change to three in defence had nothing to do with Chelsea's success.

This season's Premier League was supposed to be the most tactically diverse ever -- in the end, the campaign was based almost entirely around Chelsea's switching system, and everyone else looking to copy them.

Chelsea's 3-4-3 and how teams played against them completely dominate our tactical review of the 2017 Premier League campaign...

Tactical decision of the season

Antonio Conte's decision to switch from a 4-1-4-1 system to a 3-4-3 back in the fall is probably the most decisive tactical...

Contrast between top and bottom clear as Chelsea thrash Sunderland

Watch on as John Terry and Gary Cahill hoist the 2016/17 Premier League trophy.
Antonio Conte is full of praise for John Terry after the Chelsea captain's final match at Stamford Bridge.
Janusz Michallik and Alexis Nunes take a long look at how the Premier League top 6 shaped out this season.

David Moyes came up with an honest attempt to stop Antonio Conte's 3-4-3 system, but Chelsea still trashed his Sunderland team 5-1.

In a prelude to the title celebrations at Stamford Bridge, Sunderland lined up in a back three, as many have done against Chelsea this season, but with a twist: they used four central midfielders in order to ensure double cover near key men Eden Hazard and Willian.

It seemed a decent idea, particularly when Javier Manquillo put Sunderland ahead inside three minutes....

Son and Alli go unmarked as Tottenham's 3-4-3 outsmarts Leicester

Harry Kane says he's eager to win the Golden Boot after moving to the top of the charts following four goals against Leicester.
Harry Kane says he's eager to win the Golden Boot after moving to the top of the charts following four goals against Leicester.
Harry Kane says he's eager to win the Golden Boot after moving to the top of the charts following four goals against Leicester.

While the big story on Thursday was all about how Harry Kane scored four as Tottenham trashed Leicester 6-1, the tactical talking point centred on how a 3-4-3 once more outsmarted a 4-4-2.

The 3-4-3 has become the tactical trend of the season, with Chelsea using it to transform their campaign and Arsenal turning to it in times of need. More than once, teams playing four at the back have struggled so badly to control it that they have resorted to copying it. That happened again here.

In the first...

Fluent Tottenham upset Man United's man-marking plan with set-piece goals

Craig Burley credits Spurs for their performance in their White Hart Lane finale, but says Man United look to have given up.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho tried an unconventional man-marking system in a bid to stop Tottenham, but Mauricio Pochettino's side still ran out 2-1 winners in a fitting White Hart Lane farewell.

Hampered by heavy rotation ahead of the Europa League final, Manchester United followed a tailor-made defensive plan. Instead of marking zonally, Michael Carrick and Axel Tuanzebe tracked Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen respectively, while Jesse Lingard protected the full-back on whichever side...

 By Michael Cox

How Monaco, Atletico Madrid could pull off Champions League comebacks

Craig Burley explains why a Barcelona-style Champions League comeback won't be in the cards for Monaco or Atletico Madrid.

This week's Champions League semifinals will either be among the dullest in recent memory or perhaps will provide two of the most memorable comebacks in Champions League history. In the semifinal first legs, Juventus won 2-0 at Monaco, while Real Madrid won at home 3-0 versus Atletico Madrid. But what can Monaco and Atletico learn from previous Champions League comebacks?

Lesson 1: Change their system (Liverpool 3-3 Milan, 2005)

The Champions League's most famous comeback took place in the...