Examples can be found at more clubs than not: Jurgen Klopp’s faith that a woeful back five will improve, Mauricio Pochettino’s reluctance to enter the transfer market even Judi Online as one their own players revolted against it, Crystal Palace abandoning their dalliance with total football in record time to revert to type with Roy Hodgson.
Chelsea’s humiliating Champions League defeat to Judi Online Roma, having already been overturned by Burnley and Palace and risked likewise against Watford, highlights the importance of getting these things right. Antonio Conte has freshened up the squad, but not the tactics, resorting instead to the endless tinkering in his back three that Sarah Winterburn rightly called out elsewhere on these pages.
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We have seen a number of clubs and managers Judi Online caught between two stools (a disgusting turn of phrase, when you think about it) and seemingly paralysed into inaction – and not just Arsenal Wenger, the greatest poster-boy for standing still since Michaelangelo’s David.
If the Premier League season so far has had a theme, it is stasis. Barring something very unexpected, this may very well be the first season since 2006/07 that all of the Big Six clubs finish the season with the same managers they had at the beginning of the previous campaign (Rafa Benitez, Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, Martin Jol and Stuart Pearce, in case you’re interested). Removing Spurs and Manchester City from the equation as relatively recent additions to the ‘traditional’ Big Four makes no difference to that stat.