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ADRIAN CLARKE

New signings: Why Sancho is a perfect fit for Man Utd

Adrian Clarke explains how 21-year-old will improve Red Devils after signing from Borussia Dortmund Adrian Clarke analyses players who have changed clubs this summer and can make an impact in 2021/22. Jadon Sancho (MUN) Sancho is a gifted young winger who guarantees goals and assists for Manchester United.

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New signings: Why Sancho is a perfect fit for Man Utd

Nuno can add defensive steel to Spurs' attacking verve

Adrian Clarke on how Portuguese can install some of the methods that made him a hit at Wolves Adrian Clarke looks at the favoured tactics of the managers who have taken charge of Premier League clubs this summer, and assesses how they can take their sides to the next level.

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Nuno can add defensive steel to Spurs' attacking verve

Vieira must get Palace used to keeping possession

Adrian Clarke says new manager will look to make the Eagles a better team with the ball Adrian Clarke looks at the favoured tactics of the managers who have taken charge of Premier League clubs this summer, and assesses how they can take their sides to the next level.

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Vieira must get Palace used to keeping possession

Benitez must balance attack and defence at Everton

Adrian Clarke assesses the Spaniard's priorities as he takes his first training sessions Adrian Clarke looks at the favoured tactics of the managers who have taken charge of Premier League clubs this summer, and assesses how they can take their sides to the next level. Rafael Benitez (EVE)

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Benitez must balance attack and defence at Everton

Rising stars: Pass-master Gilmour will shine at Norwich

Adrian Clarke says Chelsea midfielder's loan move to Carrow Road can help him reach next level Adrian Clarke looks at players who emerged in the Premier League last season and are set to shine in 2021/22. Billy Gilmour (NOR) A season-long loan at Norwich City can help the Chelsea midfielder take his game to the next level in 2021/22.

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Rising stars: Pass-master Gilmour will shine at Norwich

Rising stars: Tella ready to rival Adams and Ings

Adrian Clarke says 22-year-old can become a Southampton starter if he improves his shooting Adrian Clarke looks at players who emerged in the Premier League last season and are set to shine in 2021/22. Nathan Tella (SOU) Described by manager Ralph Hasenhuttl as the "most interesting" young talent at Southampton in 2020/21, Tella is likely to be handed further opportunities to impress this season.

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Rising stars: Tella ready to rival Adams and Ings

Rising stars: Mitchell can make left-back role his own

Adrian Clarke says defender has the poise and potential to be a regular starter for Crystal Palace Adrian Clarke looks at players who emerged in the Premier League last season and are set to shine in 2021/22. Tyrick Mitchell (CRY) Reliable in defence and positive with his distribution, Mitchell can make the left-back slot his own at Crystal Palace in the season ahead.

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Rising stars: Mitchell can make left-back role his own

Rising stars: Smith Rowe raising the tempo for Arsenal

Adrian Clarke says versatile 20-year-old has given Gunners much-needed penetration Adrian Clarke looks at players who emerged in the Premier League last term and could be in contention for the Hublot Young Player of the Season award in 2021/22. Arsenal will have high hopes for Smith Rowe this season following his terrific breakthrough campaign.

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Rising stars: Smith Rowe raising the tempo for Arsenal

Bielsa's bold tactics can spark revenge at Man Utd

Adrian Clarke says Leeds' goalscoring record on the road offers hope at scene of 6-2 defeat last term Adrian Clarke looks at the standout fixtures from the opening weekend of the 2021/22 Premier League. Manchester United and Leeds United will renew their rivalry in an appetising contest at Old Trafford in Matchweek 1.

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Bielsa's bold tactics can spark revenge at Man Utd

Sierralta tipped to shine next season

Watford's Francisco Sierralta tipped to shine in Premier League Francisco Sierralta has been backed to "shine" for Watford in the Premier League next season. Tactical analyst and pundit Adrian Clarke has described the defender, who has picked up an injury with Chile, as a someone who has "shown plenty of promise" in an analysis article for the league's official website.

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Sierralta tipped to shine next season

Promoted stars: Toney the full package

Adrian Clarke says Brentford striker's all-round game will pose problems in the top flight Adrian Clarke picks out a player from each of the three promoted clubs who could play a key role in the 2021/22 Premier League. Ivan Toney (BRE) Breaking the Championship record for the most goals scored in a season, Ivan Toney is Brentford's shining light as they head into a debut Premier League campaign.

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Promoted stars: Toney the full package

Promoted clubs: Watford back with new-look attack

Adrian Clarke on how Hornets have got the best out of stars like Ismaila Sarr and Joao Pedro Adrian Clarke looks at key tactical elements of the three clubs promoted to the Premier League for 2021/22. Watford For the majority of last season Watford changed between 3-5-2 and 4-4-2 formations and never looked fully at ease in either.

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Promoted clubs: Watford back with new-look attack

Promoted stars: Sierralta can excel for Watford

Adrian Clarke says promising centre-back has all-round ability to thrive in the Premier League Adrian Clarke is picking out a player from each of the three promoted clubs who impressed last season and looks set to play a key role in the 2021/22 Premier League. Francisco Sierralta (WAT)

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Promoted stars: Sierralta can excel for Watford

Promoted clubs: Norwich return with improved defence

Adrian Clarke says the Canaries come back to the Premier League a more solid team Adrian Clarke looks at key tactical elements of the three clubs promoted to the Premier League for 2021/22. Norwich City The Canaries return to the top flight a more streetwise and defensively secure team.

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Promoted clubs: Norwich return with improved defence

Promoted stars: Pukki must be clinical for Norwich

Adrian Clarke says striker will need to make most of fewer opportunities in the Premier League Adrian Clarke picks out a player from each of the three promoted clubs who could play a key role in the 2021/22 Premier League. Teemu Pukki (NOR) Pukki has one of the brightest football minds of any striker in England and heads into the new campaign as Norwich City’s star man.

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Promoted stars: Pukki must be clinical for Norwich

Season trends: Managers changing shape more often

Adrian Clarke assesses the increase in tactical variety during the 2020/21 season Adrian Clarke identifies tactical trends from the 2020/21 Premier League season. Chop and change This season very few Premier League managers and head coaches settled on a regular formation. Out of the 16 who took charge of all 38 matches, only four deployed their most-used shape in at least 75 per cent of fixtures.

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Season trends: Managers changing shape more often

Season trends: Away success rises as top sides falter

Adrian Clarke analyses why visiting teams enjoyed more wins and scored more goals in 2020/21 Adrian Clarke identifies tactical trends from the 2020/21 Premier League season. Home and away Behind-closed-doors football eradicated home advantage in 2020/21. For the first time in a season, more Premier League victories were claimed by away sides than those playing at home.

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Season trends: Away success rises as top sides falter

Season trends: Free-kicks fall and penalties rise

Adrian Clarke reveals the reasons behind a decline in goals from dead-ball situations in 2020/21 Adrian Clarke identifies tactical trends from the 2020/21 Premier League season. Fewer set-piece successes To achieve consistent end product from set-pieces, practice on the training ground is vital. It should come as no surprise that their success rate suffered in 2020/21.

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Season trends: Free-kicks fall and penalties rise

Season trends: Headed goals back in fashion

Adrian Clarke explains the increase in aerial threat during the 2020/21 season Adrian Clarke identifies tactical trends from the 2020/21 Premier League season. Headed goals After a sharp and unexpected drop in headed goals in 2019/20, strong individual campaigns from three players helped to redress the balance this season.

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Season trends: Headed goals back in fashion

Season trends: Patient passing produces record figures

Adrian Clarke looks at the use of possession in 2020/21 and how it has affected counter-attacks Adrian Clarke identifies tactical trends from the 2020/21 Premier League season. Keeping the ball for longer There was a noticeable rise in patient build-ups this term. Why? Possibly because there was no pressure from supporters in the stands to get the ball forward earlier.

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Season trends: Patient passing produces record figures