The Premier League teams ineptitude index 2018-19

Its awards time for the most incompetent teams in the Premier League, from those who cant take throw-ins to others who revel in needless yellow cards Welcome to the Guardians fifth annual index of ineptitude, a catalogue of calamity, a prospectus of the piss-poor. As each season draws to a close, the best moments, players and teams of the year are all charted, celebrated and cheered. Which means that what comprises most of the rest of the Premier League experience is missed. So here is a (not always serious) commemoration of cackhandedness: heres where to cheer goalkeepers who help the opposition, those who cant score from 12 yards, players given cards for removing their shirts, and professionals who cant even …

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekends action

Neil Warnock cuts out the moaning, Jordan Henderson scythes through Chelsea and injuries may leave Spurs midfield blunted 1) Henderson relishing his licence to roam After 76 minutes, when he was withdrawn to a deafening ovation, Jordan Hendersons work was done. A lung-busting display by the Liverpool captain set the tone for a vital victory, a relentless performance typified by the moment when he burst to the byline and supplied a hanging cross for Sadio Man to convert. Henderson asked Jrgen Klopp if he could play further forward in a more natural No 8 role one he has impressed in for his country and he flourished there against Chelsea. Mohamed Salahs rocket, another peerless defensive display by Virgil van Dijk …

Farewell to Fulham for Claudio Ranieri, he will always have Leicester

Dilly-ding dilly-dong man unable to retrieve the magic from his well-travelled suitcase but Fulham should have known relegation battles are not the Italians forte Claudio Ranieri will always be remembered with affection in England his cost Slavisa Jokanovic his job, mostly defensive ones, stubbornly remained through his successors tenure. The Craven Cottage roster failed to yield a Jamie Vardy or a Riyad Mahrez capable of surprising even the most alert defences and allowing Fulham to find an effective way of playing. Leicester were a one-off, in other words. As everyone suspected, Ranieri was unable to bring the magic with him in his well-travelled suitcase, because he was unable to repeat the trick with them after the miracle season, even with …