Rating the best and the worst Premier League managers from the 2017/18 season
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Rafa Benitez: A summer full of speculation and a winter of torrid results, it really is a miracle to say Newcastle are safe, finishing with a top half finish with 10th. Newcastle's transfer activity in the summer was average at best, with Rafa often voicing his anger, having missed out on several top targets, something that followed in January.
SEASON MONTAGE | "It's very difficult to be successful without key core values..."— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) May 13, 2018
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Our fight for @premierleague survival has come to an end following Southampton's victory at Swansea City.— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) May 8, 2018
On to @CPFC...
Let's finish the season six unbeaten.
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Antonio Conte: Following last seasons heroics, Chelsea and Conte have had contrasting fortunes this season with the club set to miss out on the top 4 for the second time in three years. The summer was full of discontent, with Conte constantly voicing frustrations over the club's transfer policy and reportedly missing out on several first-choice targets, something that appeared to repeat itself in January. Chelsea began the season poorly. However, victories soon became more frequent with wins against the likes of Spurs and Manchester United. Whilst it seemed a repeat of last season was impossible, the top 4 was looking achievable. However, fortunes turned, with hammering defeats from Bournemouth and Watford the highlight of a torrid winter. Chelsea finished in fifth and manager Conte looks set to leave the club this summer. Grade 3/10 Notable Mentions: Roy Hodgson deserves a mention. Coming into a Palace side winless and goalless with the England failure hanging upon him. However, the side's hammering of Leicester ensured safety for the South London outfit. With Premier League safety confirmed, David Wagner has done a magnificent job at Huddersfield. The boss's stock will be very high. Other flops would include Frank De Boer, who only lasted four games and Arsene Wenger, whose Arsenal side finished sixth, their lowest finish for over 20 years. Image Credit - Wikipedia Commons