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Wenger VS Conte: New Rivals

September 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Premier League

The spotlight of this EPL weekend will belong to London’s famous derby as Arsenal will face off against Chelsea in the early spell of this season with new patterns at the heart of this battle suggests even more intriguing and fresh patterns for both team’s fans. Arsen Wenger might arguably known as the iconic figure of Arsenal Football Club, extending his long-lasting coaching legacy over two decades which developed a life-time image of him as their coach, but on the opposite side Chelsea has a new leader whom will be Wenger new incredible experience, Antonio Conte. since his arrival Chelsea looked far more cohesive and ambitious to join the title race with relatively same squad that was suffered badly in last two seasons. Arsenal has fairly enjoyed some good start to this season, but equally both sides have shown visible weaknesses up until this point and currently setting on the verge of top four behind likes of City and Tottenham. the midfield on both side looked rejuvinated. the steamy spotlight of two side’s highly rejuvenated tactical set up and desirable style of play presented by two proven eccentric mentors, whom practically are identified based on two distinctive ideologies; one is an incredible advocator of creativity and entertaining style and the other is the a masterpiece of vision and precision brand of success, ultimately the Saturday night showcase satisfied all expectation and Arsenal was triumphed in the most sensational form in front of their home fans. they cruised to a brilliant 3-0 win against Chelsea through their superbly enthusiastic and delightful attacking performance to fair extent that signaled Arsenal’s vast potential to enjoy the race to win the glory this season, while clearly reminding Conte a deeper reality in which he must indicate a serious response to an intense rise of the problematic challenge ahead in his first Premiership career. the host stood out to their ideal 4-3-3 formation with  flexible tendency of switching-turning the midfield shape from versatile three play-makers to central holding partnership and lying creator that seemed so graceful to produce in recent weeks. the deployment of Francis Coguline into center of midfield with his adaptive task in a defensive holding role to win spaces and link opening passes behind two main creators or as a deep central passer to control change of runs to build-up in partnership of Santi Cazorla when two of them switching from deeper positions to generate the rhythmic passing movements of three attacking midfield play as Cazorla rapidly becoming a free central passer from little deeper to join movements as Ozil and Sanchez fluidly orchestrating short neat interchanging plays out of wide to drift inside along with Cazorla to provide off the ball forward runs for Olivier Giroud as their central forward or at the times of striker partnership of French man with Theo Walcott in more direct link up forms; the English man traditionally adapted to operate as a wide attacker and turning into a wide striker with his blistering pace and penetrative overlap combinations, a desirable move happens when one of three midfielders shifting to the flanks or full backs bursting forward to offer Walcott the freedom to join striker, the idea perfectly was executed against Chelsea in highly reliance of their key heart of deep play-maker’s creativity and dynamic transitions at width that provided balance to their midfield joining attack to win enough possession while showing considerable sharpness defensively to deny Chelsea attackers like Costa, Hazard and Fabregas combining effective movements. their first goal simply happened against the surprisingly vulnerable and clumsy center-back partnership of Gary Cahill and David Luis and lackluster Ivanovich, Arsenal punished Chelsea with precision and skills. when played by Ivanovich in their half Cahil failed to turn his attempted back pass under Sanchez pressure and the Chilean star quickly stole the ball to race forward in open space before brilliantly chipping it over Czeck to lead Gunners. the second goal was a masterful art of pure passing ability and delightful skills produced in a collective style; once slowly dictating the pace of rhythmic passing play from deep positions inspired a range of neat short touches offered by Santi Cazorla was linked to Awabi to provide good mobility to generate space before the midfielder combining superbly with Ozil to split Chelsea defensive line and slicing a fine ball from a gap for Monereal overlap run before his simple wide pass set up Walcott with a cool finish that really looked to hammer The Blues. the third goal just eight minutes later literally proved to wrap up the contest for entertaining Gunners in courtesy of their two key creators, Ozil and Sanchez. Lauren Koscienly caught Fabregas poor central link up with a simple directed touch to Ozil and the German neat turn untracked his marker to burst forward into Chelsea’s entirely isolated midfield with a fine composure while exchanging cleverly with Sanchez off the ball run to his right before switching to free space across the box at the scene of both Luis and Ivanovich confusion and executing his perfectly-timed mid half volley from Chilean’s accurate wide cross deflecting off the lower post and into the net. it was driven through a wonderful deep attacking transition produced by a pure passing combination and precision all around, what a goal. the second half witnessed little determination from Conte’s men to spark vital attacking plan for returning to the game that was briefly decided the outcome right into the second half.

the performance of Chelsea attackers like Costa, Fabregas and even Pedro appeared inefficient and mostly lacked vital freshness and cutting edge in the final third. even the introduction of Michy Batshuayi in place of exhausted Hazard as advance playmaker and later Joe Willian’s arrival as wide striker to offer more tempo didn’t really make impact against Arsenal confident backline and midfield. Conte might have inserted positive tactical indication and reliable team selection to this Chelsea side that seemed to large extent instable last season and has improved since Italian arrival, but the deeper analysis perhaps signals him a tougher challenge to be emerged in terms of inspiring the far more productivity and sharpness from attacking point of view.

Arsenal midfield on both side looked rejuvinated. the steamy spotlight of two side’s highly rejuvenated tactical set up and desirable style of play presented by two proven eccentric mentors, whom practically are identified based on two distinctive ideologies; one is an incredible advocator of creativity and entertaining style and the other is the a masterpiece of vision and precision brand of success, ultimately the Saturday night showcase satisfied all expectation and Arsenal was triumphed in the most sensational form in front of their home fans. they cruised to a brilliant 3-0 win against Chelsea

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