Top 5 Premier League Managers

Football is something that can bring entire nations together, and your favourite team can mean a great deal to you. Websites such as Olybet provide great betting odds on your favorite teams. However, the teams we know and love would be nothing without their managers, and over the years we’ve certainly had some fantastic managers as a part of our premier league. We have put together a list of 5 of the top managers to take you down memory lane and remember the true heroes of the premier league.

1) Sir Alex Ferguson

There’s no way we could put this list together without including Sir Alex, and for good reason. Ferguson managed to win 13 Premier League titles as manager, which was more than half of all Premier Leagues his team were involved in. Since his retirement, it is clear that a huge gap has been left in football, and it seems unlikely that anyone else will ever be able to live up to the excellency that Ferguson brought to the table.

2) Arsene Wenger

Second only to Ferguson when it comes to Premier League titles won, Wenger has certainly helped Arsenal to reach great heights within the Premier League. Indeed, this excellent manager was responsible for the one and only undefeated league run in history – a feat that seems unlikely to be repeated at any point in the near future. His revolutionary ideas helped to transform the Premier League, and it seems certain that his influence will be strong for many years to come.

3) Antonio Conte

It may seem as though it’s early days to be putting Conte in a list like this – but we think it’s just as much about potential as anything else. As only the second manager to lead his team to victory in his first ever Premier League season, Conte had to work incredibly hard to lift Chelsea – who were not in a good position at the time – towards their win. The formation of three at the back that Conte adopted has been copied by many other teams in the league, showing just how influential this manager is.

4) Claudio Ranieri

Sometimes, something happens in the world of football that leaves everyone stunned, and nothing shows this more than Leicester City’s Premier League win. Claudio Ranieri was the man at the helm for this victory, and although he had a lot of support from the rest of the training team at the club, it is clear that his leadership was key when it came to getting the most out of each and every player in the team. He had also done a good job at Chelsea before getting the manager’s role at Leicester, but we’re fairly certain we know what he’ll be remembered for the most.

5) Manuel Pellegrini

In charge of Manchester City, Pellegrini managed to become one of just nine managers to win a Premier League title, which is no small feat. Pellegrini helped the team to develop one of the best attacking sides seen for a number of years, leading to many clubs following their lead to try and copy their style. There is no doubt that Pellegrini has made his mark on the competition thanks to his work with City.

How Many Points Do Arsenal Need to Gather in Order to Hope for the Title?

As soon as the previous season in the Premier League ended, which was a month ago, a new one has already started in the novel circumstances. The new season in England began with the traditional match between the champions and the winners of the FA Cup. In the battle for the Community Shield trophy against Liverpool at the cult Wembley, Arsenal showed their fans the contours of what can be expected of them in 2020/21.

In the overture of the beginning of the Premier League, scheduled for September 12, both teams fought for the 16th trophy of the competition, once known as the Charity Shield, in the club’s history. Given that both teams were deprived of the services of several important players (Arsenal lacked Calum Chambers, Shkodran Mustafi, and Gabriel Martinelli), the win over the champions weighs tones.

The rivals commanded by Jürgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta had the last faceoff prior to the Community Shield in mid-July, when ‘The Gunners’ prevailed by a 2-1, thanks to the goals of Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson after the turnaround. Although the victory on Wembley came after the penalty shootout, it’s counted as the second in a row against the reigning champions and heats up the title hopes of the Arsenal fans…

Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ Created a New Breed of Title-Winners

Given that the encounter for the first trophy in the season happened so close to the start of the 2020/21 Premier League, it has to be stressed what chances do Arsenal have to be at the top of the table by the end of May next year. More importantly, do ‘The Gunners’ need to adopt a specific pace in the season? Of course, winning the FA Cup in the post-corona part of the last season, followed by the win in the Community Shield, showed a glimpse of hope for the title battle…

Actually, the study showed that exactly the way Arsenal won the championship, 16 years ago, pointed out to all the teams in the Premier League what rhythm of playing is necessary to set in order to get crowned. Some think that the arrival of José Mourinho at Chelsea was the turning point in the way titles are won, given that he was a supporter of a fast start of the season when a club has title aspirations, numbers say that in reality, the Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ are the new breed of title-winners.

‘The Gunners’ led from the front in 2003/04, tallying 24 points in the first 10 games of the season which was, at the time, the second-highest point tally at that point of the season in the Premier League history. At the end of the season, Arsenal had 90 points – also the second-highest score at the time, this time in the total points tally.

Is the Statistical Margin Achievable for ‘The Gunners’?

Since then, a 10-game margin became highly important. The study says that prior to 2003, the average points tally of eventual champions was 20.8. After that, it turned out it was necessary to collect 24 points on average in the first 10 rounds to hope to win the title. Until 2003, the average placement on the charts of eventual champions in the first 10 games was 2.5. Now, every placement lower than the second place in the first quarter of the season means a farewell to the championship.

What about qualifying for the Champions League? When the Premier League’s ‘Big Four’ turned into the ‘Top Six’ (and Arsenal is, of course, in both) in 2010, the teams falling into this crème de la crème of English football were to flex their muscles from the day one in the season to finish in the top four and advance to Europe’s most elite competition.

Ever since, there have been 14 points tallies of 25+ after 10 matches, compared to three beforehand. It showed how much harder it has become to even be in contention for a top-four spot after 10 games, let alone secure one by the end of the season.

Statistically, if Arsenal want to secure at least the fourth place in the table on May 23, they have to earn slightly above 19 points in the first 10 games. Before 2010, it was easier to clinch the fourth place given that a team aiming for that had to collect 18.1 points on average. 

England, Panama Pillow Fight at the FIFA World Cup

It seems as if the battle between England and Panama was more of a man’s pillow fight rather than a soccer match. On Sunday, 24 June 2018 we witnessed the English team clashing with Panama. England scored 6 goals and Panama scored only one. It was actually like cutting into a cake for the English team while Panama was struggling to stand on its feet since as it was getting heavy blows from its opponent. In the first half, England managed to get its first four scores while Panama was still staggering.

Wenger likely to go all out for Europa League win.

Arsene Wenger Happy

Europa League Tied to Wenger's Future

Arsène Wenger is picking the strongest possible squad for Arsenal in the upcoming Europa League as the decision over his future with the club comes into question. Without a doubt the manager will be going all out to win the competition ahead of the summer review of his position with Arsenal. Should he fail, this will be the first season in which he has not managed to lift a major trophy or even finished in the Top Four. 

Cech is underperforming, and Szczęsny is doing great.

wojciech szczesny Arsenal Juventus

Should Wojciech Szczęsny Have Been Sold?

The Gunners sold the goalkeeper from Poland to Juventus last summer, but Szczęsny has gone on to make waves as a stand-in for No.1 Gianluigi Buffon, while the Arsenal first-choice, Petr Cech, has seen his form questioned.

Arsène Wenger is interested in signing Oguzhan Ozyakup.

Wenger Wants to Sign Midfielder

Arsène Wenger wants Arsenal to sign a midfielder on the summer free transfer. He has reportedly offered Oguzhan Ozyakup, the former player for Academy, a big contract in an effort to entice him back to The Emirates. The 25-year old player is reaching the end of his contract at Besiktas, the Turkish giant, and is able to start talking about a move in the summer.

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The Gunners are off to Wembley again!

On Wednesday night a packed to capacity Emirates Stadium played host to the 2nd leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final. With the aggregate set at 0-0 after a deadlock at Stamford Bridge for the first leg both teams had it all to play for at the Emirates.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in their own category

Ronaldo and Messi have proved to be the kings of football in this generation, they may be the best ever. The pair has now won Fifa Men’s Player of the Year Award five times each. They have been running the show for over 10 years now. The argument that always tops soccer fanatic mouths is who the best between the two players is. As an australian online casino gambler, I would go with the statistics which say they are both great players.

Are you a big enough fan to guess these names?

The Premier League is the biggest league in the world. Thanks to its popularity you can watch the games in almost every country and even place multiple bets on certain scenarios – for example you can get football betting odds on Paddy Power that allow you to guess the first goal scorer of the match.

It is standard for players to feature their surnames on their shirts along with a squad number to make it easier for the referees and fans to identify them. As a result, these players are now some of the most recognised sportsmen on the planet. Thanks to their popularity, we’ve created this quiz which tests your knowledge on Premier League players and their surnames. Give this quiz a try and see how familiar you are with the surnames of some high-profile Premier League players.