Luis Suarez, Sergio Agüero, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Özil have all been a pleasure to watch this season, but there are also those who should be doing better. The following list includes players who should have had a much better first half to the 2013-14 season than they did.
Hail the new super sub. Edin Džeko might still disapprove of his unofficial moniker, in which case Jesús Navas will accept
The foundation of this plan is to keep possession and not inefficiently kick it away. Therefore, the goalkeeper must have the ability to hold onto the ball and make adequate and appropriate passes from which their team can progress. The Spanish way of football may not dominate the next decade, but any future developments, such as Germany's machine like approach, have and will always incorporate this goalkeeping style.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini labelled his team's defending as "very bad" following a laborious victory over Viktoria
With Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini finally making the decision to give under-fire goalkeeper Joe Hart a place on the bench in favour of City's number two choice, Costel Pantillimon, it raised a particularly interesting question. When is the right time to drop a first-choice keeper if he continues to make errors?
Joe Hart has finally been dropped by Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini after adding to his catalogue of catastrophes
Joe Hart has finally been dropped by Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini for the weekend visit of Norwich City. Hart
Manchester City's decision to replace Roberto Mancini with Manuel Pellegrini this summer was greeted with widespread relief by players and supporters alike.
Costel Pantilimon is expected to retain his berth in Manchester City's starting line-up ahead of Joe Hart at the weekend
Joe Hart's miscalculation cost his City side dear on Sunday in their defeat to Chelsea, further raising questions about the England number one's decline in form of late. It seems like it has all gone downhill since that dramatic final day when Aguero's strike sealed the Premier League title for Manchester United's noisy neighbours back in 2012.