Explaining the Anchor – Player Role Analysis

Anchors tend to play at the base of a midfield three, holding the midfield together, and allowing others to work their magic up ahead. Their role is in both screening in front of the defense to disallow progressive passes forward, particularly into the opposition's striker, and to 'anchor' the midfield by holding everything together as other members step out of position or drift into the half-spaces. Unlike the 'Midfield Destroyer' they do not need to be overly active in defensive phases on sheer statistical contributions, but should be equally active on the hard work done off the ball to shift, shuffle and slide with the play.

English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 12

This week a common theme emerged amongst the Team of the Week members. Nearly every single one of the players had to prove themselves to their manager at some point or another, some more recently than others, and after finally being given a chance to shine the player and manager are now both receiving the … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 12

English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 1

The opening matchday of the 2016-17 Barclays Premier League season did not disappoint on any front. We saw fantastic goals, shock results, new faces and some very impressive performances from several players. Here are the top 11 players from Gameweek 1! Goalkeeper: Ben Foster Ben Foster had a superb opening game against Crystal Palace as he … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 1