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  1. Manuel Pellegrini favourite to succeed David Moyes at West Ham
    • Chilean due in London for talks with David Sullivan
    • Pellegrini led Manchester City to 2014 Premier League title

    Manuel Pellegrini is the favourite to succeed David Moyes as manager of West Ham United, with the club expected to make an announcement on their chosen candidate next week.

    Pellegrini, who led Manchester City to the Premier League title in 2014 and is in charge at Hebei China Fortune, is due in London for talks with David Sullivan, the West Ham co-chairman.

    Related: West Ham ready to approach Newcastle for Rafael Benítez

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  2. Carlos Carvalhal best Swansea City quotes: 'Sardines can become sea bass'– video

    Carlos Carvalhal's tenure as Swansea City manager has come to an end after they were relegated from the Premier League. However, the Portuguese manager has always been creative with his words, providing us with some wonderful moments throughout the season. From sea bass to rock 'n' roll, here are Carvalhal's best bits


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  3. The best player from every Premier League club this season

    Kevin De Bruyne and Mo Salah stood out but Wilfried Zaha, James Tarkowski and Shane Duffy also deserve praise

    By Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport Network

    The Belgian is the obvious pick of the bunch from a squad packed with players who dazzled this season, which shows just how good he has been. City’s creator in chief was the only player to reach triple figures for chances created (106) and he has registered the most assist in Europe’s top leagues (16). Rating: 7.80

    Related: How much do you know about the Premier League 2017-18 season? – quiz

    Related: The top 10 breakthrough stars of the season in Europe's big leagues

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  4. How much do you know about the Premier League 2017-18 season? – quiz

    Who kept losing? Who was proud? Who was ‘the manager of the year’?

    In which month did Crystal Palace score their first goal of the season?

    August

    September

    October

    November

    Who were the only team to win the majority of their points away from home?

    Burnley

    Manchester City

    Tottenham Hotspur

    West Bromwich Albion

    Which goalkeeper made one save in the league last season and 111 this season?

    Asmir Begovic

    Loris Karius

    Wayne Hennessey

    Willy Caballero

    Tottenham finished the season as the highest placed team from London. Who was their manager when they last achieved that feat?

    Gerry Francis

    Martin Jol

    Juande Ramos

    Harry Redknapp

    Nine clubs changed their managers during the season. Which of them brought in a permanent replacement with no previous experience of managing in England?

    Crystal Palace

    Leicester City

    Everton

    West Ham United

    West Bromwich Albion

    Swansea City

    Stoke City

    Watford

    Southampton

    Who did José Mourinho proclaim “the manager of the season” in early April?

    Pep Guardiola

    Darren Moore

    Carlos Carvalhal

    Roy Hodgson

    Which of these managers had a 0% win percentage this season?

    Alan Pardew

    Frank de Boer

    Craig Shakespeare

    Mauricio Pellegrino

    Tony Pulis

    Which player scored against all of the top six clubs – Manchester City, United, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal?

    Riyad Mahrez

    Marko Arnautovic

    Glenn Murray

    Jamie Vardy

    What do Jack Cork, Harry Maguire, Lewis Dunk, Mathias Jorgensen and Alfie Mawson have they common?

    Their only goals this season were own goals

    They made their international debuts this season and were relegated

    They were all sent off four times

    They are the only outfielders who played every minute of every game for their club

    Who said this about the vacant managerial role at Everton: “It would have been a fabulous job, but it just didn’t feel right – it just never materialised as I thought it would”?

    Arsène Wenger

    Marco Silva

    Sean Dyche

    Sam Allardyce

    Four managers took charge of West Brom this season. Which of them earned the most points?

    Tony Pulis (12 games in charge)

    Alan Pardew (18 games in charge)

    Gary Megson (2 games in charge)

    Darren Moore (6 games in charge)

    What did Lewis Dunk do against Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Swansea?

    He was sent off in the first half

    He scored an own goal

    He was booked for diving

    He conceded two penalties

    Which team were not beaten on their own ground? (Spurs don’t count)

    Arsenal

    Manchester City

    Liverpool

    Manchester United

    Who declared himself the “proudest man in Proudsville”?

    David Wagner

    Rafa Benítez

    Sean Dyche

    Marco Silva

    Manchester City defeated every side they faced in the league this season. So did which other club?

    Liverpool

    Tottenham

    Manchester United

    Burnley

    8 and above.

    Decent

    9 and above.

    A decent score. Enjoy the World Cup

    10 and above.

    A fine score. Enjoy the World Cup

    11 and above.

    Super. Enjoy the World Cup

    12 and above.

    Super. Enjoy the World Cup

    13 and above.

    Wonderful. Enjoy the World Cup

    14 and above.

    Wonderful. Enjoy the World Cup

    15 and above.

    Pep, is that you?

    1 and above.

    Oh dear

    2 and above.

    Oh dear

    3 and above.

    Oh dear

    4 and above.

    Oh dear

    5 and above.

    Not great

    6 and above.

    Not great

    0 and above.

    Frank de Boer, is that you?

    7 and above.

    Not great


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  5. Premier League 2017-18 review: what we learned tactically from the season | Jonathan Wilson
    As the gulf grows between rich and poor clubs so, too, does a culture in which some teams enter games accepting the only way they can compete is by not competing

    Tactics are always contingent, never discreet. No manager can ever casually decide how he will play and only then turn to his squad and decide how best to array his resources within the system he has selected, before finally paying attention to the situation and the opposition. Everything is inter‑related. As Barney Ronay observed last week, the Premier League has never seemed so stratified and that, inevitably, has had an impact on how teams play.

    As with so much in football, the issue is one of degree. Since Herbert Chapman first recognised the value of counterattacking with Northampton Town in the first decade of the 20th century, there have been sides who sought to make their opposition do the bulk of the attacking.

    Related: Premier League 2017-18 review: our predictions versus cold, hard reality

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  6. Premier League 2017-18 review: our predictions versus cold, hard reality

    Burnley, Huddersfield and Brighton to be relegated? It felt like the right answer at the time

    Every year we step up and make bold predictions about the Premier League season and every year we are proved a little bit right and more than a little bit wrong. Burnley, Huddersfield and Brighton fans, we apologise. Manchester City fans, we told you so.

    Related: Premier League 2017-18 review: gripe of the season

    Related: Premier League 2017-18 review: flop of the season

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  7. Kevin De Bruyne says Manchester City points total may never be repeated

    • City finished season with 100 points, a first in English top division
    • De Bruyne says this team better than Arsenal’s 2004 Invincibles

    Kevin De Bruyne believes Manchester City’s feat in reaching 100 points may be impossible to repeat, though he says this should be the challenge for Pep Guardiola’s side next season.

    Related: Manchester City hit 100 points with late Gabriel Jesus winner at Southampton

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  8. Mauricio Pochettino wants quick decisions on Tottenham departures

    • Manager will need to balance new signings with outgoings
    • Mousa Dembélé, Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld could leave

    Mauricio Pochettino wants his demand for bravery and risk-taking in the summer transfer market to extend to swift decisions over the players he is willing to sell – namely Mousa Dembélé, Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld.

    The Tottenham manager is determined to improve his squad after a third-place Premier League finish in order to take the final step to trophies next season and he would love Daniel Levy, the chairman, to sanction a massive investment drive.

    Related: Mauricio Pochettino hints Spurs future hinges on commitment of transfer funds

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  9. Wenger gone, goal frenzies and Tranmere Rovers' return – Football Weekly

    Max and co discuss Arsène Wenger bowing out, the extraordinary seasons of Salah, Vardy and Kane, scary bedtime greetings and more

    Rate, review, share on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Acast and Stitcher, and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.

    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Amy Lawrence and Nick Ames to discuss the final weekend of the Premier League season. We starting with Manchester City and the Gabriel Jesus goal which helped break the record for points won in a Premier League season, to add to all of the other records they’ve broken this season.

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  10. Premier League 2017-18 review: innovations we need for the future

    Let’s introduce injury bins and close-of-play hooters. And can we ban fans, usually young ones, from begging for a shirts?

    Related: Premier League 2017-18 review: flop of the season

    Related: Premier League 2017-18 review: goal of the season

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