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Lucas Leiva: The spoiler

From breaking up the enemy’s attacks to recycling possession, Liverpool’s Brazilian battler reveals the techniques and tricks behind his craft

  • No lino? No problem

    No lino? No problem

    If you can’t find a flag-bearer at short notice, here’s how to take advantage, with wily Leicester striker Kevin Phillips

  • Performance Lab: Diego Costa

    Performance Lab: Diego Costa

    FFT analyses the spearhead of Atletico Madrid’s resurgence – with insider info from the Rojiblancos on what’s behind his phenomenal strike rate…

  • Training with the pros: Brad Friedel

    Training with the pros: Brad Friedel

    Tottenham’s veteran stopper and fitness freak Brad Friedel puts Performanc editor, Ben Welch, through his paces

  • How to be a big game player

    How to be a big game player

    Make sure your goalkeeping powers are at their height for every situation with advice from Tottenham’s veteran stopper, Brad Friedel

  • Show your pitch some TLC

    Show your pitch some TLC

    Cowdenbeath groundsman Stewart Lownie on how to turn a rain-sodden cow field into a velvet-green playing surface

  • Watch and learn

    Watch and learn

    If the weather gives you a weekend off from playing, use it to watch a match and become a better player, says West Ham United’s Head of Performance Analysis, David Woodfine

  • Know your wing man

    Know your wing man

    The Beast reveals the telepathic understanding behind his fruitful partnership with Jesus Navas

  • Tom Ince: Learn from your idols

    Tom Ince: Learn from your idols

    To be the best you must learn from the best, says Tom Ince

  • Get the better of the full-back

    Get the better of the full-back

    Upgrade your wing play with tips from Tom Ince

  • Tom Ince: How to make the grade

    Tom Ince: How to make the grade

    Patience, self belief and application are what you need to make it at the top, says Tom Ince