Jose Mourinho Sacked

Jose Mourinho Sacked

Big news coming from Manchester United as they have sacked their manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho is widely regarded as one of the best and decorated managers in the world. Him and Manchester United have had a very poor start to the season and Mourinho has been on the hot seat for a long time. They are currently in 6th position in the Premier League, a large eight points behind 5th placed Arsenal. They have struggled to get results, they have only a zero goal differential, and fans have been upset with their play for a long time. Also, there have been turmoil between Mourinho and some of his players specifically Paul Pogba. Pogba is one of the biggest names in football, but he and Mourinho never had the best relationship. Mourinho has frequently dropped him from the squad and they have had run ins in the past. Mourinho is a very successful manager winning trophies at almost every club he has been at but, his time at Manchester United is up. Manchester United have already appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager until the end of the season. He is a former player for United and he has a very hard task in front of him trying to salvage this season.

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Premier League Leaders

Premier League Leaders

At the time of writing this blog the Premier League is in week 16 approaching the halfway point of the season. Many new and familiar faces have had great seasons up to this point. In this post I will show the top Premier League leaders in some important categories, individual and team.

Premier League Standings

  1. Manchester City- 41 points
  2. Liverpool- 39 points
  3. Tottenham- 33 points
  4. Chelsea – 31 points
  5. Arsenal- 31 points

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This is a top 5 full of big clubs that are familiar with the top of the table. Manchester city is currently in the top spot which they have become accustomed to after winning the Premier League last season. Manchester City and Liverpool are the only two teams to be undefeated in the Premier League this season. Two top 5 teams meet on Saturday as Chelsea take on Manchester City. Notably, Manchester United sits at mid-table in 8th.

Premier League Top Scorers

  1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang- 10
  2. Harry Kane- 9
  3. Sergio Aguero- 8
  4. Glenn Murray- 8
  5. Callum Wilson- 8
  6. Raheem Sterling- 8

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang currently leads the league with a total of 10 goals in 15 appearances for Arsenal. Manchester city has two forwards in the top 6 with Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling both at 8 goals. Glenn Murray and Callum Wilson are two surprise players that are having great seasons so far. Wilson has already tied his goals from last season in 13 fewer games. The race for the golden boot continues for these players on the weekend.

Premier League Top Assisters

  1. Ryan Fraser- 7
  2. Christian Eriksen- 6
  3. Eden Hazard- 6
  4. Aaron Ramsey- 6
  5. Raheem Sterling- 6

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Ryan Fraser leads the pack with 7 assists in 15 games. His play is one of the reasons that his teammate Callum Wilson is in the top 5 in goals. They are both factors for the success of Bournemouth this year as they sit in 7th place. Raheem Sterling is the only player to appear in the top 5 in goals and assists at this point in the season, contributing directly to 14 goals.