The tournament distance of the championship of England has passed for quarter, and it is high time to summarize certain outcomes of the road that has been passed. “Gambling&Sports” has selected five disappointments of the Premier League – teams from which we have expected more.
After Alex Ferguson has left “Manchester United”, the team is still not able to return its former positions in the English football. David Moyes and Louis van Gaal have not lived up to the expectations invested in them and were far away from the victory in the Premier League. Before this season the vacant position of the chief coach of the "red devils" was taken by José Mourinho. “The Special One” has obtained some great victories many times and therefore "Old Trafford" was optimistic.
Two months of autumn have passed, and “Manchester United” has not moved far from the times of Moyes and van Gaal. Yes, the team does not show boring football as it was during the last season, and even goalless draw turnout to be funny, but there is still something wrong in the mechanism of "red devils". The team can create a lot of moments (matches against "Stoke City" and “Burnley”). But the team is missing one chance after another. The team could score four times ahead during the match against current champion “Leicester”. And also the team could receive four goals (match against “Chelsea”), without showing anything good.
José Mourinho, as well as his two predecessors, is now under the pressure. People say that “The Special One” is just knocked out and he is not able to correct the situation any more. At the moment the Portuguese is marked out by strange steps (for example, substitution of Juan Mata), his claims to judges and other small talks.” Manchester United” after ten rounds of the Premier League frankly disappoints. People wait something more from the team with such big name and such transfer expenses.
You can get used to something good very quickly –fans of “West Ham” can tell you something about this. London team for the last two years was surprising all football England. In both cases "hammerers" have finished in the Europe League and the team was called even the pretender for entering the quad of leaders. “West Ham” is especially good at native "Boleyn Ground". It was difficult for any rival, to take away from there any points.
The moving of “West Ham” on smart modern "London Stadium" meanwhile does not do any good to the team. There is a feeling that the new stadium is considered to be a certain problem for Slaven Biliç's football players. When the season begins "hammerers" have got into the number of outsiders of the Premier League – nobody expected this. Especially, taking into account the changes in the squad that were made in summer. “West Ham” was strengthen by Andre Ayew, Gokhan Tore, Simone Zaza, Sofiane Feghouli and other talented football players. Recently there has been noticed some progress in the way the team is performing and fans wait for some improvement in the position of their team.
For seven seasons “Middlesbrough” had to miss for the Premier League. The football fans expected something else from the return of their favorite team to the elite of the English football taking into consideration the team squad. In summer Aitor Karanka has got some football players of high level, for example, skilled Víctor Valdés and Alvaro Negredo. With such players “Middlesbrough” had all chances to become strong average football club of the championship of England.
In last ten rounds “Middlesbrough” had proved to be the best team by some matches. The team of Aitor Karanka even managed to take points from “Arsenal” during the away match, having shown its ability to counterattack sharply. But during the matches with the direct rivals "Middlesbrough" sometimes showed unsatisfactory outcomes. “ Middlesbrough” has to pay attention on home matches. Nevertheless, only by the end of October the team has celebrated its first victory on native Riverside, having overcome “Bournemouth”. The team of Aitor Karanka raises sympathy, but it needs to learn how to fill up the score box with points.
One day Garry Monk has told that he can’t imagine the situation in which “Swansea” can dismiss him. During the season 2014/15 club showed the best result in the history of football games in the Premier League, having scored 56 points and having finished the championship being the eighth. But next the club had bad times, and Monk after all has left his post. Perhaps, it was the mistake made by the Welsh club, since then "swans" can't gain stability. Recently there again happened some changes – Bob Bradley has replaced Francesco Guidolin.
The current championship can become for “Swansea” the most difficult for many years. The position of the Welsh club in relegation zone can't please fans who didn't expect such regression. In summer "swans" have made a number of large transactions – Borja Baston, Fernando Llorente, Leroy Fer and other talented players have moved to “Liberty”. Bradley should solve the problem and lift “Swansea” closer to the equator of the standings but now Welshmen don’t demonstrate good football.
Every year fans of “Sunderland” are making only one wish – their favorite team at last has avoided unpleasant fight for survival. Last season "black cats" have once again kept registration in the elite of the English football. Sam Allardyce has gone to the national team of England, and the place of the chief coach was taken by David Moyes. The Scottish expert has caught great number of strong football players during the summer transfer period. Didier Ndong, Papy Djilobodji, Steven Pienaar, Adnan Januzaj and some others have moved to “Sunderland”.
Despite strengthening of the squad, “Sunderland” continues to be at the bottom of standings and the team’s situation is really terrible. After the defeat from “Arsenal” "black cats" have established the Premier League anti-record, having shown the worst start after ten rounds in the history (2 points with goal difference -13). It seems that game of today's “Sunderland” depends only on Jermain Defoe in the attack line. . The administration of club believes in Moyes, who "is building new team". The coach says that it is necessary to try to fight and wait for winter transfer window.
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