10 Reasons 2016/17 was one of the most unpredictable Premier League seasons ever
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1. Chelsea's resurgence Mourinho's final season at Chelsea was a disaster, hence his sacking and the appointment of Conte. Conte did not get off to the greatest start in England, as exhibited in September when Chelsea were outplayed and outclassed by Liverpool and Arsenal. However, what followed was a change of formation and style, and a run of 13 wins, which equalled the record, and set them on course for another title. 2. Pep Guardiola's underwhelming season Guardiola is one of the best in the game, but for the first time in his managerial career will finish a season trophyless. Despite winning his first 6 games at City in rampant style and looking like worthy title candidates, his City team are now in a battle to secure Champions League qualification and have at times struggled for form, as evident with City's inability to beat Middlesbrough home or away this season. Welcome to England, Pep. 3. Mourinho's dissapointing season... again When Mourinho took over as manager of Manchester United, most United fans would have been very optimistic, especially after the signing of Paul Pogba for a record £89 million.
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5. Wenger FINALLY beats Mourinho in the league This season is classified by many as Wengers worst season at Arsenal, and this season was supposed to be the season Mourinho brought the title back to Old Trafford. Yet against all the odds, when two heavyweights lined up against eachother in May, Wenger finally came out on top. 6. Liverpool's rise and fall Liverpool were in scintiliating form in the early stages, and kept within touching distance of leaders Chelsea. Indeed, on New Years Eve, following a win v City at Anfield, Liverpool were 6 points behind Chelsea. However, what ensued was a winless January and a poor second half of the season. 7. Marko Silva's fantastic home record ends Silva had not lost at home for 41 games accross four clubs. Yet Sunderland, who were already relegated, came to the KCOM Stadium and unexpectedly ended that run with ease. 8. Liverpools form v top 6 In 10 games v City, United, Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea, Liverpool did not lose, kept 3 cleansheets and collected 20 points. Instead, they dropped points in games v the likes of Swansea, Hull and Bournemouth.
9. Milner's first penalty miss since 2009
In a crucial Champions League qualification game at Anfield in May, Southampton were the visitors. When Liverpool got a penalty in the 64th minute, everyone expected Milner to score. But Forster had other plans. Milner's missed penalty was his first since 2009 and Forsters first ever penalty saved in the league.10. Crystal Palace v the 'big' teams In the space of a few weeks, Palace beat Arsenal 3-0 at home and beat Liverpool and Chelsea 2-1 away to almost guarantee their survival. Yet in between these results was a defeat at the hands of Southampton.