Without penetration, any possession enjoyed by the team with the ball is at risk of becoming meaningless. The focus of this section is creating chances and putting them away.

There are some who think players should be left to their own devices in the final third and others who believe in rigid patterns of play which lead to the systematic creation of chances. Either way you will not meet a coach who does not believe practice makes perfect in this regard and better outcomes are more likely to occur the more you put players in situations where they are forced to create and score chances