Monday, December 21, 2015

Highs and Lows of EPL Week 17

The Special One got the sack!! Thursday 17 Dec 2015
All speculations came true when Roman finally sacked Jose Mourinho after an extensive board discussion over the poor results. Mourinho would definitely felt 'betrayed' but he would walk away with millions (£40m) in compensation. Last season's canter to the league title could not save him from this season's early implosion.
Next 'giant' to fall could be LvG! Could it be Mourinho at Old Trafford soon???

A shocking defeat 1-2 against lowly Norwich at home was something of a zenith disaster, a humiliation like when Moyes' team lost to Newcastle not so long ago. This was their third consecutive defeat and Norwich had won only 1 of 11. Unlike Chelsea, Utd players followed van Gaal's 'philosophy' to the word and action. Once again as always this season, they had lots of possession (more than 70%) and yet got no cutting edge. Except for de Gea and Anthony Martial, the whole team performed collectively below par. LvG feared the sack before the game and the pressure is surely crushing on him now. Utd failed to win for the 6th consecutive time, something not happened since 2004. With this defeat, how long more will the owners endure before removing him? The fans cannot wait! The traditional Christmas games could turn out to be damp Christmas presents for them, gloomy time. Rooney's 500th appearance for Utd turned out to be frustrating with his poor performance once again.
Sir Bobby Charlton distrusted the idea of handing the Portuguese the reins at Old Trafford

Leicester is merrily merrily staying at the TOP with  3-2 win over at in-form Everton. The odds for winning the title was 1000 to 1. It is considerably shorter now as the Foxes remained on TOP over the Christmas period and no one questioned their credentials now.

Post-Mourinho's Chelsea saw light at home with 3-1 stroll over relegation threatened Sunderland. Three players particularly were booed by the fans ie Fabregas, Costa and Ivanovic. How Mourinho wished that his 'betraying' players had performed this way during his tenure.

Watford 2 Liverpool 0 : Klopp's honeymoon at Anfield is over!

The Gunners are now starting to believe after beating Man City 2-1 at Emirates.

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