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Why playing out from the back has brought mixed results for Premier League clubs

"Playing out from the back," the principle whereby teams begin passing moves from deep in their defensive third, has become increasingly popular but has yielded mixed results.

There is risk attached to adopting the tactic, particularly against teams that are using a high intensity pressing game to nullify it, but there are myriad tactical reasons why playing out from the back can be advantageous.

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The main -- and most important -- is to produce a better quality of service into front players.