GUARDIAN – Premier League 2014-15 preview: 11 things to look out for this season

From 5-3-2 tactics and touchline doctors to the battle of the pundits, the sack race and some choice new third kitsThis seasons must-have tactical look involves three cultured centre-backs, a packed midfield and a nifty playmaker. Its an effective set-up, if the players get it, and if the wing-backs are tireless. Pioneered by Carlos Bilardos 1986 Argentina, it was tried by Liverpool and Hull last season, and is set to be rolled out at a string of clubs this season, including Louis van Gaals Manchester United, Ronald Koemans Southampton, Alan Irvines West Brom and Harry Redknapps QPR. Continue reading…