At the end of the day, a team can win playing any formation and there isn't necessarily any formation that is superior to another. However, some of the best teams in the modern era have perfected certain systems and styles of play, guided by the formation they use. Here is an examination of some of the best teams in the world and how their formation has led to their success.
In the ever-changing world of football, dozens of formations are being used on a day to day basis around the globe. Choosing the right formation can affect the balance of the game, while the decision of which formation to play can also be instrumental in getting the best out of the players a manager has … Continue reading Best Formations for 11v11
In covering dozens of different events, seasons, tournaments and reality shows, there is always a handful of losers to talk about and ONE very distinct winner to eulogize. These are the five best winners of 2017, the nominees for Best Winner as part of the 2017 Mastermind Awards. NOMINEES Chelsea (2016-17 Premier League) Chelsea were in stunning form all throughout … Continue reading The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Winner
What would a football team be without their manager? Sometimes better off; but most often a team would be absolutely lost without their manager. A manager can often make or break a football club and the best in the world can make a team of average players look like superstars. These are The Mastermind‘s 2017 nominations … Continue reading The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Football Manager of the Year
There's a strange trend in the Premier League of recent years. For whatever reason, the champions of the previous season always seem to struggle the next. Chelsea have continued this odd trend so far in 2017-18, and although they haven't been quite as bad as Leicester last season or the Blues themselves two years ago, … Continue reading Bakayoko’s Good, But He’s No Nemanja Matic
The 2017-18 Premier League season is seven games in and every single contender to win the Golden Boot has gotten off to a flying start. Romelu Lukaku has been on fire for his new club, Manchester United; Sergio Aguero has led Manchester City to the top of the table; Harry Kane tore up September's list … Continue reading Who Will Win The Premier League Golden Boot?
CHELSEA INTRODUCTION After winning the league in such stunning circumstances last season much should be expected of Chelsea going into 2017-18. But with the uncertain futures of a few massive stars and the departure of one crucial midfield giant, many are beginning to doubt that Chelsea can be repeat champions. It's practically a reality that … Continue reading 2017-18 Premier League Team Guide: Chelsea
Gameweek 37 was one of the most important of all in the Premier League this season. Chelsea secured the title, Tottenham secured second and ended Manchester United's hopes of reaching the top four in the process, while Swansea and Crystal Palace ensured their Premier League survival and sent Hull City down as a result. So … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 37
After last week's announcement of the 2016-17 PFA Premier League Team of the Year and the head-scratching selections of David De Gea and Gary Cahill, it is time that The Mastermind reveals their Premier League Team of the Season. These are the best eleven players from the 2016-17 Premier League season including Player, Young Player and Manager of … Continue reading The Mastermind’s 2016-17 Premier League Team of the Season
This week in England's top flight, Chelsea secured a crucial win over Manchester City that probably secured the Blues the title, Everton came out with a hard-fought point against Manchester United and Hull City scrapped their way out of the bottom three with a win over Middlesbrough. Through all ten matches, there were many standout … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 31
If you haven't watched a minute of Premier League action this season you may be surprised to see this name claiming the number one spot in the world of football as The Mastermind's Player of the Month for January. But in truth, David Luiz has been arguably the best defender in the Premier League this … Continue reading Mastermind Player of the Month (January 2017): David Luiz
In the month of December we saw Chelsea continue their amazing unbeaten run and extend it to thirteen games to tie the record previously set by Arsenal's "Invincibles", saw two managerial sackings and through all of Chelsea's success it went a little bit unnoticed that Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United also finished the month with an astonishing 5 … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Month December 2016