Kieran's Column: More lower-placed teams are going to “park the bus” in future

26 April 2019

Photo: Getty Images Burnley players protecting the penalty area against Chelsea and Eden Hazard.

Fans of the Big Six teams are unhappy that smaller teams defend with 11 players in their own box. But they’ll have to get used to it, because the gap between big and little in English football is getting wider.

In the US, clubs share all income in order to get more exciting games. Is that what Big Six fans want?

Kieran Maguire

Earlier this week, after Chelsea drew 2-2 with Burnley, David Luiz accused their opponents of “anti-football” and playing “11 inside the box” in relation to the Clarets’ alleged timewasting behaviour.

Spurs fans were booing Brighton for 88 minutes at the new stadium after their team struggled to break down a team who had not scored for seven games.

Former Spurs defender Chris Hughton set up Brighton defensively to try and keep a clean sheet before Christian Eriksen scored a late winner. 

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