Central to the Defence, and the Attack too — Challenging the dated taxonomy of Football’s Central Defender.

Fact or Fiction?

Data from @WillTGM’s Opta report the past seven and a half seasons, displaying how the average Premier League centre back has been increasingly involved in their team’s possession phase.

What’s fueling the current Centre-Back shift?

A visual breakdown of the tactical concepts the then Mexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio discussed on national TV back in 2016.

The “Pep Effect”

A “PlayStation Player”, or simply misunderstood-misused?



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