Tag Archive: Silva

Jan 30

Chelsea v Manchester City Preview: Ramires’ and Lampard’s freedom will be pivotal in midfield battle

A long and drawn out encounter against Liverpool, Hyped up controversy, Relentless media backlash, FA bending the rules to portray their flawed competence and all this resulting in a media blackout. This is what Chelsea and Mourinho endured from Tuesday in build up to probably, the title deciding clash against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. …

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Jan 16

Manchester City vs. Arsenal preview: Wenger’s choices in defencive midfield key against magical Silva

Though Arsenal are still competitively poised at 5th place and just 1 point off Manchester United at 4th, most of the top Premier League clubs and Stoke City have long since figured out the way to beat Arsene Wenger’s team. Be it Roberto Martinez’s Everton who shifted Lukaku to the flanks and utilized the space …

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Jun 18

Brazil 0 – 0 Mexico: Guardado and Layun outnumber Dani Alves on the wing, as Brazil lack creativity through the middle

With both teams registering wins on the opening day, Brazil and Mexico went into this game with a similar setup. The injury to Hulk was the only change in the teams from the last game, as Ramires was brought in by Scholari to replace the winger. At the end of the day, Mexico held the …

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Jun 13

Brazil 3 – 1 Croatia: Croatia contain Brazil’s fullbacks, but allow Oscar space in a wide role

  Brazil labored past a stubborn looking Croatian side in Sao Paolo, as a controversial penalty from Neymar and outside of the penalty box efforts from Oscar and Neymar were enough to get past an early own goal scored by Marcelo. Croatia were quite impressive in terms of passing and fluidity in the midfield, but …

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Jun 11

Brazil Croatia preview: Kovac needs to adjust Vukojevic amidst his stars in midfield

  A clash between Brazil and Croatia might not resonate on the same notes as the opening clashes in other group doe: Spain-Netherlands, Italy-England or Germany-Portugal. But this opening clash of the World cup at Sao Paulo should be enough to justify that Brazil are indeed not in the easiest of groups. Scholari’s squad might …

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