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Assistance and finishing - Chelsea FC

Assistance and finishing - Chelsea FC

  • Enough markers as to delimit the pitch
  • 4 small goals
  • Balls
  • 6 vests (4 red, 4 green)
  • Playing area: 20x20 meters
  • Players: 10
  • Duration: 18 minutes
  • Series: 3 series of 4 minutes with a 2 minutes pause of passive recovery
Summary Secondary Objectives
Conditioned game, created by the Chelsea quarry, with a final pass executed by the flex player with the successive finishing
Anticipation, Space-time differentiation, Pass, First touch, Feints and tricks, Losing your marker, Intercepting, Pressing, Countermovement (check away), Cognitive, Pressure

Delimit a playing area of 20x20 meters using the markers. On each of the sides of the square place a goal. In the center of the square place a second area of 5x5 meters. Divide players into 2 teams of 4 players plus 2 flex players (A and B), using vests. One of the 2 flex players goes inside the small square.

  • Players perform a ball possession and end it by shooting to one of the 4 goals
  • The final pass must be executed by one of the flex players
  • Flex players play with the team that possesses the ball
  • Flex players in turns position themselves as follows:
  • One inside the small square (A)
  • One moving freely inside the big square (B)
  • The winning team will be the one that scores the more goals during the 3 series


  • Free number of touches
  • After each goal players swap the possession of the ball
  • Flex players swap positions after each goal
  1. Limit the number of touches to the flex players
  2. Limit the touhes to the players
  3. Headers are worth 2 points
Coaching Points
  • Work on body orientation during reception, it should always be facing the widest part of the pitch
  • Encourage the touch and go: After playing the ball with a teammate, the player looks for an empty space where they can receive the ball again
  • Minimum ideal unity: The one that possesses the ball must always have available a minimum number of teammates that to ensure a passing solution at any time 
  • The closest player to the one that possesses the ball must choose what to do, an approaching or in depth movement
  • Encourage flex players to execute a counter movement for unmarking with the consequent approximation for reception
  • During the defensive phase work on the tactical aspect of positioning, tactical behaviour that includes the following capacities:
    • Cognitive
    • Valuation of space-time
    • Motor anticipation
  • Encourage the phase of recovery of the ball through a constant pressing

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