Top five Premier League teams based on tactics

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Michael Cox has named the best tactical teams of the last 25 years, with a surprising choice at top spot beating out some of Man Utd's legendary sides

Zonal Marking's Michael Cox picked his top five Premier League teams based on tactics, including some classic XIs as well as more recent ones.

Cox has just launched a new book, The Mixer, which charts the history of tactics in the Premier League, and as part of his promotion around the release, he spoke to Goal about his top five Premier League sides of all-time.

The list includes a classic 4-4-2 from Manchester United as well as Antonio Conte's three-at-the-back formation, but also a couple of surprises. Check out the full top five in the video above where Cox explains his choices - including a shock entry at number one!

The Mixer - Michael Cox's story of Premier League tactics from Route Ones to False Nines is out June 1 priced £16.99