Manchester City won their second Premier League crown last term, but are already playing catchup in this season's title race after a string of poor results over the first three months of the campaign. But the current City team isn't alone in melting under the pressure when it comes to defending the title, with several spectacular examples over the years.
He shouldn't go. It's as simple as that. The run of embarrassing defeats and general disappointing football has endured through three managers now, and adding a fourth name to that list will do nothing at all, except perhaps lengthen the process.
Moving outside the comfort zone of the Premier League is a bold step for the Scot but if he can make an impression on La Liga, then he will prove to all of his doubters that he still has what it takes to manage at the highest level. Real Sociedad may just be the perfect place for Moyes...
Currently, there's a widespread feeling of confusion at Filbert Way. After an impressive haul of eight points against Arsenal, Everton, Chelsea, Stoke and Manchester United, the Foxes have failed to pick up more than a solitary point against less fancied outfits Crystal Palace, Burnley, Newcastle, Swansea and West Brom - as well as high-flying Southampton. Begging the question; what on earth has happened to Leicester City?
While he will enjoy that much more than those previously seen at the ground, it speaks volumes that even positive signs have negative connotations and are displayed almost in jest. His Newcastle team have what it takes to extend their run of form, though it is unlikely to mean much more in the way of support and backing for Pardew.
Raiding the Eredivisie for talent is a risk - see the likes of Afonso Alves and Mateja Kezman - but is one that can pay off. With Saints flying high in England's top tier, Tadic can be considered one of the signings of the summer and with winnable fixtures like Leicester and Aston Villa approaching, there is no reason why he cannot continue his fine form.
Unfortunately for Liverpool, Rodgers' failings in the transfer market aren't exclusive to this past summer and are evident throughout his entire Anfield reign. His very first signings were Joe Allen and Fabio Borini, players he had successfully worked with before.
A number of summer signings have come into their respective clubs and flourished in the Premier League. However, that has not been the case for every new player and some have failed to find their feet or live up to expectations.
The line from British commentators and reporters has long been the same - the Premier League is the best league in the world. By a mile. No debate. But even if that was once true, it's abundantly clear that it's now a delusion, a line repeated out of familiarity rather than any sort of evidence.
Like the current extended summer we've experienced in the UK, the fate of Premier League managers appears to be undergoing a similar process. Any day now the temperature is sure to drop ten degrees and the first managerial departure is expected to arrive with it.
At this time of year, the focus turns to the Ballon d'Or and with the 23-man list released earlier today, discussion is rife on social media as to who should and should not be up for nomination for the individual awards event of the year. The nominees will always spark debate...
There's current a widespread feeling of confusion at Leicester's famous home, Filbert Way. After an impressive of haul of eight points against Arsenal, Everton, Chelsea, Stoke and Manchester United, the Foxes have failed to pick up more than a solitary point against less fancied outfits Crystal Palace, Burnley, Newcastle, Swansea and West Brom.
Perhaps Fabianski's best quality remains his shot stopping ability. His command of his area has improved following his switch to Swansea, yet the standard of his reflexes has not dropped one iota.
At the time of writing, 13 of the Premier League's 20 managers have been at their clubs for less than two years. When you expand that view to the entire Football League, it becomes 68 of 92. Almost 44% have been at their clubs for less than a year. The firing culture has gone mad.
There have certainly been huge improvements in Lamela and there are more than just glimmers of the talent that originally won him a big-money move to England but Tottenham more than ever at the moment are in need of a player capable of changing games on his own.
An exciting trend seems to have emerged in the Premier League over the last couple of years - defences have been forgotten about while attacks are lavishly spent upon. Just think, did Manchester United need Falcao at the expense of a good centre-back? Did Liverpool need Markovic? Did Arsenal need Sanchez? The list goes on.