"Arsene Wenger will not be a difficult act to follow - he will be an impossible act to follow." Those are the words of former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein, who spoke to Sportsweek earlier this week. He could well be right.
Mourinho knows his Chelsea side can't go on scraping through 1-0 victories for much longer. His deliberate tactic to unsettle the opposition simply won't work; Pellegrini, Wenger and Rodgers are too mature and sophisticated to fall foul of his childish games.
With the fans outside of the stadium chanting the name of their icon, Pepe Mel, the longest serving manager in the Primera, thanked them for their loyal support - and emotionally made for the exit following his dismissal in early December. As the old saying goes, "when one door closes, another opens" - and that couldn't be truer in the case of Mel, who pitched up as the new Head Coach at West Brom on Friday...
If Suarez doesn't win the award, as seems likely, it is because he is a villain of Iago-esque proportions, the bête noire of the Premier League. He's not just the player who everyone loves to hate, he genuinely is hated.
The notion that Liverpool were to become the beacon of sabermetrics in the football world has been all but extinguished. The chief dampener came in the form of several high-profile signings by the club which have flown in the face of the system's principles, such as Andy Carroll.
Of course, a League Cup triumph and a top ten finish would represent another extraordinary season for the Liberty Stadium residents, but with no team side looking entirely convincing at the League's jazzy end, should they be aiming a little higher than mid-table security
The main event of Sky Sports' Super Sunday was a contest between two teams trying to adapt to new systems, with somewhat mixed results.
Everton's win on Monday night came as no great surprise to me. No, I'm no better judge of the game than you, it was fairly obvious. David Moyes has added 2 or 3 players to a side that finished last season like a train. He does it every year, and is one of the reasons why Bill Kenwright gets more bang for his buck out of Moyes than any other Premier League chairman.