Football tactics take a step back amid pandemic’s pressing concerns | Jonathan Wilson | Football

For football, this was the year evolution went backwards. It began with further victories for the…

From Aubameyang to Kane, forwards today pose strikingly different threats | Jonathan Wilson | Football

As Arsenal’s rebuild under Mikel Arteta has stalled over the past few weeks, one of the…

N’Golo Kanté is back where he belongs as Chelsea’s Pac-Man in midfield | Jonathan Wilson | Football

A run of just two goals conceded in nine games is some riposte to the doubts…

José Mourinho back to his best now he is picking the pockets of the big clubs again | Jonathan Wilson | Football

Ah, José, it’s good to have you back. It’s been too long since we saw this…

Liverpool show they have resolve to retain title in season of trench warfare | Jonathan Wilson | Football

Retaining the title is hard, proverbially harder than winning it the first time – although that…

No amount of Marcelo Bielsa’s genius can save Leeds from a bumpy ride | Jonathan Wilson | Football

The temptation after a team, particularly a promoted team, has lost back-to-back games 4-1 is to…

Southgate’s pragmatic shaping of England is recipe for success at international level | Jonathan Wilson | Football

They’ll tell you football is a simple game, but it’s not, not really, not at the…

Quarterback Kane offers England’s forward thinking a new dimension | David Hytner | Football

It was the second game of Gareth Southgate’s tenure as England Under-21s head coach – away…

Manchester City’s faltering press at risk against Klopp’s relentless Liverpool | Jonathan Wilson | Football

Sunday’s meeting of Manchester City and Liverpool is not just between the past two Premier League…

Ole Gunnar Solskjær fails to solve Manchester United’s prickly problem | Football

Last time Manchester United started a league season this badly at home, they finished 18th. Football…