Premier League: Manager Rater

Created: November 3, 2010, 10:25 AM

Rumours of Chris Hughton's departure are unfounded.

Each month, ESPNsoccernet and SportsNation will give users the chance to rate the managers of each Premier League club. Not happy with the job your Premier League boss is doing? Give him a low rating and have your opinion heard!

The top three in the Premier League table have a familiar look to them, but there is still plenty to fight for elsewhere as the winter draws in.

West Brom's impressive start continued, while Newcastle's Chris Hughton was the subject of completely unjustified sack talk. Avram Grant, Mick McCarthy and Sam Allardyce seemingly got off scot free, while Roy Hodgson may just have saved his job.

Make your vote count and let us know who you think is the best boss of the month.


 
 
  • Blackburn record: 2-3-5

    Takeover talk is rife, but Rovers need a change now. Three defeats - to Stoke, Liverpool and Chelsea - and a draw with Sunderland kept them in relegation trouble.
  • Chelsea record: 8-1-1

    Bouncing back from the City defeat, Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-0, but then dropped points with a 0-0 draw against Villa. Maintaining their good form against Wolves and Blackburn, they are still top of the pile.
  • Sunderland record: 2-6-2

    Is there any worse defeat than losing a local derby 5-1? Draws with Man Utd and Blackburn, and a win over Villa had set them up nicely, before the Toon ruined it all.
  • Bolton record: 2-6-2

    Steady as they go. Two draws, with West Brom and Wigan could have been better, but a win over Stoke and a defeat to Liverpool isn't the worst form in the world.
  • West Bromwich record: 4-3-3

    Without a defeat for a month, the Baggies impressed again as they drew with Bolton and Man Utd, before beating Fulham. It really has been an impressive start.
  • Manchester United record: 5-5-0

    Draws galore, as United were held by Sunderland and then West Brom, they were in danger of slipping behind the pack until they beat Stoke and Tottenham.
  • West Ham record: 1-3-6

    Bottom of the pile and it doesn't look like it's getting any better. Grant's men drew with Fulham and Wolves, but were then beaten by Newcastle and Arsenal to keep them struggling.
  • Newcastle record: 4-2-4

    Sack talk has been bandied around, but the Magpies are firing and beating Sunderland 5-1 is surely enough to keep him around forever. Defeat to City, a win over West Ham and a draw with Wigan completed the month.
  • Liverpool record: 3-3-4

    Two defeats - Blackpool and Everton!!! - set Hodgson up for a fall. A win over Blackburn was crucial and Bolton was probably even more so with the watching eyes of the new owners trained on him.
  • Blackpool record: 4-1-5

    Two defeats out of three, but it could have been so different. A massive win over Liverpool was a great result, but then they came so close to beating City, before also losing to Birmingham.
  • Fulham record: 2-6-2

    Nothing great from the Cottagers, as they lost two games against Spurs and West Brom and could only draw 1-1 with bottom side West Ham. A win over Wigan was much needed.
  • Aston Villa record: 3-3-4

    It's been a while since Houllier was in English management and, this month, it appears to have caught up with him. Defeats to Spurs and Sunderland, and two 0-0 draws, made it a bad start.
  • Man City record: 5-2-3

    The opposite of Liverpool, City's in-fighters began well with wins over Newcastle and Blackpool, but then slipped to a 3-0 defeat to Arsenal, followed by a 2-1 loss away at Wolves. Oh dear.
  • Wigan record: 2-4-4

    Wigan keep their inconsistent results coming as they beat Wolves, drew with both Newcastle and Bolton and then lost to Fulham.
  • Wolverhampton record: 2-3-5

    A win over Manchester City lifted the spirits, but it was a much-needed one as they have not been impressive. Defeats to Wigan and Chelsea, and a draw with lowly West Ham, rounded it off.
  • Birmingham record: 2-5-3

    Defeats to Everton and Arsenal ensured that the Blues kept their feet on the ground, but they did well to bounce back with a win over Blackpool and a draw with rivals Villa.
  • Everton record: 3-4-3

    A steady ship was needed this month and Moyes pulled it out of the bag. No defeats, three wins and the scalp of local rivals Liverpool. Only a draw with Spurs ruined a perfect month.
  • Stoke record: 3-1-6

    A win over Blackburn began the month, but then everything went a little pear-shaped. Defeats to Bolton, Man Utd and Everton made it a really poor time to be a Stoke fan.
  • Tottenham record: 4-3-3

    Keeping pace with the chasing pack, wins over Villa and Fulham kept the points flowing, before Man Utd controversially won 2-0 and they could only draw with Everton.
  • Arsenal record: 6-2-2

    A 2-0 defeat to Chelsea made it clear that Arsenal aren't quite there yet, but they bounced back with wins over Birmingham, Manchester City and West Ham.