On The Ball

Expect goal fest to stay with Premier League's glut of attacking riches


Marcelo Bielsa's first taste of the Premier League has brought him a raft of new admirers. Surprisingly, it does not appear to be a mutual admiration society. The Argentinian thought he saw defensive football all around him.

"The English game is at a crossroads, whether we accept winning without caring how we win, or to go for it," he said last week. "I always had the idea the English public prefer their teams to go for it but I don't see this as clearly as I used to."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 04, 2020, with the headline 'Expect goal fest to stay with EPL's glut of attacking riches'. Print Edition | Subscribe