Premier League Weekly | Latest News & Stories – Nov. 09, 2021
Another two managers are sacked! One-quarter of the teams sacked their managers!
It’s just the start of November, and we now already have five managers sacked in Premier League. After Steve Bruce, Nuno Espirito Santo, and Xisco, two more managers lost their jobs during the weekend.
After a fifth consecutive defeat, Aston Villa sacked Dean Smith after three years. Dean Smith took charge of Villa in October 2018 when he left Brentford. With Aston Villa, he has been promoted to the Premier League, keeping them in the league in the first season, and in last season they have finished in 11th place. But, this season’s results are below every expectation. Villa already has seven defeats after 11 rounds, has only 10 points, and it’s in 16th place on the table.
Norwich has won after 20 games in Premier League, but Daniel Farke couldn’t save his job. The Canaries have won their first match in Premier League since Mart 2020. They beat Brentford in London 2-1, but after that, they sacked manager Farke.
Everyone was shocked after that decision, but Norwich’s board probably decided in advance, and they wanted a new coach during the international break.
After two week break, Norwich will play against Southampton, the Wolves, and Newcastle, so with the new manager and new positive energy, they are hoping to gain more points from these three games.
Only 11 games of Premier League season have been played, and we already have five managers sacked. At the same time, last season, zero managers were sacked after 11 rounds. The season before, there was only one manager who was sacked at the start of November.
Aston Villa Football Club can confirm that the Club have parted company with Head Coach Dean Smith.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) November 7, 2021
Chris Wilder is back!
The ex-Sheffield United manager is back in the business. After a couple of months without a job, Chris Wilder is no longer unemployed. The 54-year-old manager is the new boss of Championship side Middlesbrough. The Boro sacked Neil Warnock after a 1-1 draw with WBA and appointed Chris Wilder a day after.
Wilder will have a difficult job because Boro’s results are too inconsistent this season. Currently, they are in 14th place, but only 4 points below the top 6 zones. After the international break, Wilder will have home debut against Millwall on 20th November, and after that, Boro has games against Preston and Huddersfield.
In every club that he worked, Wilder managed to do a good job. With Alfreton, Oxford, Northampton, and Sheffield United, he managed to get a promotion. So, this appointment maybe can be good for the team from the north of England.
We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Wilder as our new manager 🔴⚪️
Welcome to #Boro, Chris! 👋 #UTB
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) November 7, 2021
Tottenham’s problems with a shot on target
New manager, old problems. Another boring game of Tottenham. Antonio Conte made their debut in Premier League at Goodison Park with a 0-0 draw with Everton, but his side played another awful match.
Ok, Conte had only two training sessions with players, and results can’t come overnight, but a big job awaits him. In a match against Everton, Tottenham again didn’t have a shot on target. That’s now 227 minutes without a shot on target. Since that Kane’s header again West Ham in the first half. Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son were awful and provided no attacking threat for Tottenham. All passes are sideways and backward, there was no creativity, and Spurs struggled in the final third.
One of the main tasks for Fabio Paratici and Antonio Conte in January will be to find a creative midfielder because since Eriksen left, Tottenham has been struggling with a lack of creativity for three years now.
Mikel Arteta finally finds the winning formula
Arsenal is flying right now. The Gunners are ten games without defeat in all competition, and with three straight wins, they are 5th on the table with 20 points. Above Tottenham, Man Utd, and Leicester. Like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester, Mikel Arteta was under huge pressure during the last season, and at the start of this, but his methods finally pays off. With one of the youngest squads in the league, Arsenal is playing very dynamic football. Emile Smith Rowe became a key player for the Gunners. The 21-year-old midfielder has had three goals and one assist in the last three games. With Bukayo Saka, Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Gabriel, and Aaron Ramsdale, Arsenal once again, like in Arsen Wenger’s era, have a talented squad with big potential. The average age of the team that started the match against Watford yesterday was only 24.3 – the youngest in this round, by far.
With some experience players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, and Thomas Partey, and no European football, Mikel Arteta and Arsenal fans finally have reason to dream about the top 4, Champions League, and maybe trophy in League or FA Cup.
Arsenal currently have the best home record in the Premier League so far this season…
The Emirates is becoming a fortress, just like Mikel Arteta wanted.🏟💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/gfQE7cVss6
— now.arsenal (@now_arsenaI) November 8, 2021