Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Sheffield United https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/sheffield-united Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:30:31 +1100 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Talking Tactics: Liverpool sure title winners; Chelsea heydey; Emery flawed]]> <p>The Premier League title race is surely over. Manchester City's defensive issues mean they will lose at least a couple more games this season, and so Liverpool now holding a nine-point advantage can probably afford to lose as many as five of their final 26 Premier League matches (19%). Given their extraordinary consistency over the last 50 league games, it will take a serious collapse for Liverpool to lose it now.</p><p>Pep Guardiola takes the blame for a surprising flat 4-4-2 formation at Anfield that did nothing to stop Jurgen Klopp's full-backs from dominating the match - leaving Man City all the way down in fourth as we enter the international break. Leicester City's easy 2-0 win against Arsenal and Chelsea's victory over Crystal Palace has seen them to second and third in the table as an eight-point gap opens up between the top four and rest.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/talking-tactics-liverpool-sure-title-winners-chelsea-heydey-emery-flawed-4303975?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSheffield%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> The Premier League title race is surely over. Manchester City's defensive issues mean they will lose at least a couple more games this season, and so Liverpool now holding a nine-point advantage can probably afford to lose as many as five of their final 26 Premier League matches (19%). Given their extraordinary consistency over the last 50 league games, it will take a serious collapse for Liverpool to lose it now.

Pep Guardiola takes the blame for a surprising flat 4-4-2 formation at Anfield that did nothing to stop Jurgen Klopp's full-backs from dominating the match - leaving Man City all the way down in fourth as we enter the international break. Leicester City's easy 2-0 win against Arsenal and Chelsea's victory over Crystal Palace has seen them to second and third in the table as an eight-point gap opens up between the top four and rest.

Here are three tactical talking points from the weekend action:



1) Man City's 4-4-2 affords Liverpool's full-backs too much space

There were several crucial problems with Guardiola's chosen system at Anfield on Sunday. His flat 4-4-2 didn't offer much protection to either Kyle Walker of Angelino, allowing the hosts' full-backs to dominate via long diagonals into the channels leading directly to all three goals. Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva aren't good enough defensively to track back in time and provide cover, especially not when Liverpool were so direct in getting the ball out wide.

This problem was exacerbated by Kevin de Bruyne's surprise selection alongside Sergio Aguero, because the Belgian was consequently absent in the transitions, preventing Man City from counter-attacking successfully. What's more, the visitors needed a third body in central midfield in order to cover the width properly, whereas with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane occupying City's too-narrow full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson were free to dominate.

Guardiola should have picked a 3-5-2 formation that would have allowed wing-backs to push up and close down the Liverpool full-backs, following a template that Sheff Utd and Man Utd created recently. This formation would also have given City greater numbers in central midfield while allowing Guardiola to use De Bruyne and Aguero together up front.




2) Chelsea's 4-2-3-1 is a tactical throwback to Lampard's heyday

The best way to define Chelsea is by comparing them with the tactical strategies prominent about a decade ago, before Guardiola and Klopp had changed the landscape and when the Premier League was a simpler place. At the peak of Frank Lampard's powers, the dominant system was a 4-2-3-1 with inverted wingers linking up with a number ten.

This is how Willian and Christian Pulisic create overloads centrally with Mason Mount. The three players all drop into similar spaces between the opposition lines of defence and midfield, collecting the ball and running straight at the heart of the opposition. It is rather simplistic, but highly effective against mid-ranking clubs who are too frightened of Chelsea's risk-taking attacks to expose them on the counter-attack.

Jordan Ayew was completely isolated on Saturday as Crystal Palace dropped deeper and deeper before caving under the pressure. In time, teams will work out how to stop Lampard's side from dominating central attacking midfield, but until then Chelsea are uniquely entertaining.




3) Emery's unusual system does nothing to stop Leicester from dominating

Unai Emery used strange tactics even by his standards. A 5-2-3 formation at Leicester had Mesut Ozil as a false nine and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette as ineffective wingers, leaving just a two-man midfield to contend with the Leicester runners. Unsurprisingly, with the visitors sitting very deep, Arsenal were overrun in virtually every area of the pitch.

Aubameyang and Lacazette neither pressed nor cut off passing lanes, making them rather pointless and meaning the hosts easily got their midfielders and full-backs on the ball. Ozil similarly provided little defensive support, and so when Brendan Rodgers' side narrowed the pitch (Ricardo Pereira and Ben Chilwell cut inside) they simply overwhelmed Arsenal.

Youri Tielemans and James Maddison eased onto the ball, surging into space with quick one-twos, and although Arsenal's bizarre tactical setup did make them threatening on the counter this match was only ever going to end one way. Leicester's second typified the game; Tielemans tore through an under-stocked centre as Arsenal, in an unfamiliar shape and refusing to close down, simply folded.




Best of the week Hughes & Capoue add control to Watford's 5-3-2

Quique Sanchez Flores has persisted with a 5-3-2 formation throughout his second tenure as Watford manager despite some disappointing results, and that persistence finally paid off at Carrow Road on Friday evening when the Hornets recorded their first win. It does appear as though consistency has led to greater organisation, although Watford were also clearly helped by the return to form of Will Hughes and by Etienne Capoue's recovery from injury.

Hughes linked with Gerard Deulofeu particularly well, creating more chances (three) than any other player on the pitch. Capoue was joint top of the charts for tackles (four) and interceptions (three) alongside Hughes; together these two picked Norwich's pockets, energising Watford at just the right moment. Norwich were again far too porous at the back.




Worst of the Week West Ham & Southampton look aimless in defeats

November is normally a time of managerial casualties in the Premier League as the international break gives boards the opportunity to assess the first third of the campaign and make some tough decisions. Manuel Pellegrini and Ralph Hasenhuttl could both be out of a job following the directionless performances of West Ham and Southampton.

That Saints only mustered four shots at home to Everton speaks volumes; their 3-4-3 is far too defensive, with Nathan Redmond asked to do too much on his own. West Ham, who haven't won in seven and have a tough set of fixtures coming up, look just as stale. Pellegrini always uses the same 4-1-4-1, and the system has frankly lost its spark.

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<![CDATA[Sheffield Utd goalkeeper Dean Henderson wins England call]]> <p>Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has won a call to the England squad.</p><p>Henderson has been called into the England squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Montenegro and Kosovo, with injured pair Tom Heaton and Ross Barkley dropping out.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/sheffield-utd-goalkeeper-dean-henderson-wins-england-call-4303866?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSheffield%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has won a call to the England squad.

Henderson has been called into the England squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Montenegro and Kosovo, with injured pair Tom Heaton and Ross Barkley dropping out.

Chelsea midfielder Barkley had been a doubt with an ankle injury while Aston Villa keeper Heaton is battling a calf problem.

Henderson, on loan at Sheffield United from Manchester United, has come in for Heaton but there are no plans to replace Barkley.

An FA statement read: "Ross Barkley and Tom Heaton have been ruled out of England's forthcoming UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers through injury.

"Goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been added to Gareth Southgate's squad in place of Aston Villa's Heaton but no replacements are planned for Chelsea's Barkley.

"Henderson will arrive at St George's Park on Monday as England's now 26-man squad begin preparations for their final fixtures of 2019."

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<![CDATA[Tottenham ace Son on Sheffield Utd draw: We're disappointed, really disappointed]]> <p>Tottenham ace Heung-Min Son admitted frustration after their 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on Saturday.</p><p>The South Korean star fired Spurs ahead in the second half, but the impressive Blades responded with a goal disallowed by VAR and then the equaliser from George Baldock on 78 minutes.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/tottenham-ace-son-on-sheffield-utd-draw-we-re-disappointed-really-disappointed-4303864?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSheffield%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tottenham ace Heung-Min Son admitted frustration after their 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on Saturday.

The South Korean star fired Spurs ahead in the second half, but the impressive Blades responded with a goal disallowed by VAR and then the equaliser from George Baldock on 78 minutes.

It was a tough game, but we're disappointed we only get this one point, really disappointed," reflected Son to his club's website. We tried to create chances, we had chances to score and we should be more clinical in front of goal. We were 1-0 up, I think we should get the three points.

Sheffield United did a great job, I have to say that. They created chances and caused us problems. It's really disappointing and frustrating."

His goal capped an emotional week after Andre Gomes' unfortunate injury at Everton last weekend and his two-goal show in the 4-0 win against Red Star in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Son concluded, I still feel, when I think about the situation, I'm so sad and as I said before, I realise how lucky I am with team-mates, coaching staff and staff, supporters from the other side of the world as well, they sent me such strong messages. This is the right answer to the people who have supported me, to respect the football and respect the people."

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<![CDATA[Sheffield Utd boss Wilder blows fuse over VAR: I'm sick of it!]]> <p>Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder blew a fuse over VAR after their 1-1 draw with Tottenham yesterday.</p><p>Wilder called for a major review of VAR after Jon Moss failed to follow the Premier League's OWN guidelines to deny Sheffield United a famous victory.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/sheffield-utd-boss-wilder-blows-fuse-over-var-i-m-sick-of-it-4303822?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSheffield%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder blew a fuse over VAR after their 1-1 draw with Tottenham yesterday.

Wilder called for a major review of VAR after Jon Moss failed to follow the Premier League's OWN guidelines to deny Sheffield United a famous victory.

After video ref Moss controversially ruled out a Blades goal at Tottenham following FOUR MINUTES of analysis.

Wilder said: I'm 100 per cent sick of talking about VAR.

We went to a Premier League meeting on Thursday to discuss VAR and they told us that any offside had to be clear and obvious.

Well, this wasn't clear and obvious because there seems to be confusion about whether the Tottenham player's armpit was ahead of John Lundstram's big toe.

There's no doubt that VAR is here to stay but certain aspects it are spoiling the game and we need to have a big look at it in the summer.

I've been in the game since I was 16 and some of the decisions this season have left me scratching my head.

There was for us also confusion as to when is the reset. Lundstram has crossed from the right, the ball has come back out, we've attacked down the left side and then they rule offside from the first cross.

What really disappoints me is the talking point should be how my team went toe- to-toe with the Champions League finalists in their own backyard but all we're speaking about is VAR."

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<![CDATA[Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko: Why are we struggling so much?!]]> <p>Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko admits there's a lot of frustration about their season so far.</p><p>Spurs again struggled yesterday for their 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/tottenham-midfielder-moussa-sissoko-why-are-we-struggling-so-much-4303794?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSheffield%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko admits there's a lot of frustration about their season so far.

Spurs again struggled yesterday for their 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.

Sissoko later told RMC Sport: "We've been battling since the start of the season. Why? I don't know, because we're doing our best, but it's not enough. It was a difficult match against a good team.

"We were unable to keep the result, so we have a lot of frustration, but we need to move on. We must remain united and try to work hard and come back stronger. Every team can have difficult moments.

"We have been battling for a few weeks and this is football. What can you do? Keep working, do your best every day until everything turns out better. We know we have a good team with a lot of quality. We know we can do better and we need to do better.

"The season is still long, we are doing well in the Champions League."

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<![CDATA[Pochettino: Spurs trying to build new team during season]]> <p>Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he's trying to build a new team during this season.</p><p>Pochettino made the admission after their 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/pochettino-spurs-trying-to-build-new-team-during-season-4303738?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSheffield%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he's trying to build a new team during this season.

Pochettino made the admission after their 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.

"I think you can see that yes, we need to find the balance," he said.

"We are building a team during the season, while competing in the Champions League and Premier League, the toughest league in the world, and always that is dangerous, this type of situation can happen.

"You expect better results than you get. Of course we are in a process to build and we'll see if we have time to build what we want."

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<![CDATA[Tottenham boss Pochettino urges calm after Sheffield Utd draw]]> <p>Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino urged calm after their 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.</p><p>Spurs were ahead via a close-range finish from Heung-Min Son on 58 minutes only to concede almost immediately David McGoldrick's goal then ruled out by VAR for offside before eventually George Baldock somewhat fortuitously found the far corner from the right angle on 78 minutes.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/tottenham-boss-pochettino-urges-calm-after-sheffield-utd-draw-4303735?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSheffield%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino urged calm after their 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.

Spurs were ahead via a close-range finish from Heung-Min Son on 58 minutes only to concede almost immediately David McGoldrick's goal then ruled out by VAR for offside before eventually George Baldock somewhat fortuitously found the far corner from the right angle on 78 minutes.

It was an even game," stated Pochettino. They started better than us, in the first half they were better, and we didn't match their energy. It was difficult for us to play and create chances.

In the second half I thought we were better. We were a little unlucky because we got the goal, broke them down and to concede after that was tough to accept because the three points were important for us, but now we have to keep working.

It's frustrating because we didn't keep the result (after being ahead) and, of course, we're disappointed because we needed the three points but at the end, a draw is a fair result."

Meanwhile, the manager reported that Tanguy Ndombele was withdrawn at half-time with a groin injury.

We need to assess him," he added. Let's hope it's not a big issue."

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<![CDATA[Tottenham boss Pochettino: We struggled with Sheffield Utd energy]]> <p>Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits they struggled with Sheffield United's "energy" for their 1-1 draw.</p><p>The visitors fell behind against the run of play when Son Heung-min capitalised on Enda Stevens' failed clearance before slotting the ball through Dean Henderson's legs.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/tottenham-boss-pochettino-we-struggled-with-sheffield-utd-energy-4303734?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSheffield%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits they struggled with Sheffield United's "energy" for their 1-1 draw.

The visitors fell behind against the run of play when Son Heung-min capitalised on Enda Stevens' failed clearance before slotting the ball through Dean Henderson's legs.

But George Baldock's fortuitous equaliser saw United stretch their unbeaten league run to five games and their undefeated away record to six top-flight matches.

"The most difficult thing for us was to match their energy," said Pochettino. "In the second half we were much better and matched them. I think they deserve one point.

"The reality is that, for different reasons, we are not showing the performances that we expect. The team is in a period where we are finding the best balance.

"I need to look forward and keep working and try to improve. We are not in a good position in the table."

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<![CDATA[Sheffield Utd boss Wilder: Spurs point proves we belong here]]> <p>Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says their 1-1 draw with Tottenham proved their credentials.</p><p>The visitors fell behind against the run of play when Son Heung-min capitalised on Enda Stevens' failed clearance before slotting the ball through Dean Henderson's legs.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/sheffield-utd-boss-wilder-spurs-point-proves-we-belong-here-4303733?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSheffield%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says their 1-1 draw with Tottenham proved their credentials.

The visitors fell behind against the run of play when Son Heung-min capitalised on Enda Stevens' failed clearance before slotting the ball through Dean Henderson's legs.

But George Baldock's fortuitous equaliser saw United stretch their unbeaten league run to five games and their undefeated away record to six top-flight matches.

"I'm proud of the players, the performance, and I thought we took the game to the opposition from the off," said Wilder.

"We feel we have identity. We've restricted world-class players to very few opportunities. I believe we were the better side today."

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<![CDATA[Tottenham boss Pochettino a big fan of Wilder's Sheffield Utd]]> <p>Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits he's a big fan of Chris Wilder's Sheffield United.</p><p>Tthe Argentine admitted his opposite number's side will prove a stern test of Spurs' credentials.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/tottenham-boss-pochettino-a-big-fan-of-wilder-s-sheffield-utd-4303648?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSheffield%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits he's a big fan of Chris Wilder's Sheffield United.

Tthe Argentine admitted his opposite number's side will prove a stern test of Spurs' credentials.

"It is going to be very difficult," Pochettino said. "They work so hard, what impressed me the most is their belief and togetherness. They have the spirit like a rugby team that fight for each other. That is fantastic to see in a football team.

"That is why they have done so well, they have a good squad, good organisation, a great manager and coaching staff. They fight for each other, they have good players, that is the key of Sheffield United, they are doing so well, they have lots of points and are in a good position in the table."

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