The effect of playing formation on high-intensity running and technical profiles in English FA Premier League soccer matches

Bradley, Paul, Carling, Chris, Archer, David, Roberts, Jennifer, Dodds, Andrew, Di Mascio, Michele, Paul, Darren, Gomez Diaz, Antonio, Peart, Dan and Krustrup, Peter (2011) The effect of playing formation on high-intensity running and technical profiles in English FA Premier League soccer matches. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29 (8). pp. 821-830. ISSN 0264-0414

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of playing formation on high-intensity running and technical performance during elite soccer matches. Twenty English FA Premier League games were analysed using a multiple-camera
computerized tracking system (n ¼ 153 players). Overall ball possession did not differ (P 4 0.05) between 4–4–2, 4–3–3 and 4–5–1 formations (50%, s ¼ 7 vs. 49%, s ¼ 8 vs. 44%, s ¼ 6). No differences were observed in high-intensity running between 4–4–2, 4–3–3 and 4–5–1 formations. Compared with 4–4–2 and 4–3–3 formations, players in a 4–5–1 formation performed less very high-intensity running when their team was in possession (312 m, s ¼ 196 vs. 433 m, s ¼ 261 vs. 410 m, s ¼ 270; P 5 0.05) but more when their team was not in possession (547 m, s ¼ 217 vs. 461 m, s ¼ 156 vs. 459 m, s ¼ 169; P50.05). Attackers in a 4–3–3 performed *30% more (P50.05) high-intensity running than attackers in 4–4–2 and 4–5–1 formations. However, the fraction of successful passes was highest in a 4–4–2 (P 5 0.05) compared with 4–3–3 and 4–5–1 formations. The results suggest that playing formation does not influence the overall activity profiles of players, except for attackers, but impacts on very high-intensity running activity with and without ball possession and some technical elements of performance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Sciences > Sport Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Applied Sciences > Department of Sport and Excercise Sciences
Health Sciences and Wellbeing Beacon
Health Sciences and Wellbeing Beacon > Health Improvement and Wellbeing Workstream
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Depositing User: Glenda Young
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2013 09:25
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2013 09:25
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/3372

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