5 things that went amiss this Premier League season
As the 2017/18 Premier League draws to a close, the 26th edition of the English top flight league had its fair share of intriguing moments. Although most of the events, topics and controversies were discussed at great length, a few were underplayed and we take a look at 3 most the most underhyped moments in the Premier League.
5) Claude Puel's resurgence
After being sacked at the end of last season in spite of guiding the Saints to an eighth-place finish, Claude Puel was left looking for a new job. However, Leicester City came calling and appointed the Frenchman to replace the outgoing Craig Shakespeare. Needless to say, he has done an excellent job at the home of the former champions, in his first season at the club.
While the Saints battle for a place in the top flight by currently languishing in 17th place, Puel and his Leicester side comfortably sit in 9th place. The French manager has galvanized his squad and it now oddly resembles the team that shocked the world and claimed the Premier League title.
Puel must be credited for keeping Mahrez at the club and controlling the situation to a certain degree but faces a stern task again this summer. If he manages to retain his best players and sign a few to improve the balance of the squad, Puel with Leicester could challenge for a spot in Europe.