Originally posted by @Smuggins
A lot of people are moaning about our new Manager/Coach and his tactics. One of his tactics has been to rotate the squad which would never have happened under Conman.Changes were only made due to injury and he did not rate the acadamy players.So it is worth comparing results in matches played so far this season with the corresponding ones last season.Three of the teams we played at this stage were promoted so results against these have to be compared with their replacements so Norwich (H) becomes Burnley (H) ,Newcastle (A) becomes Hull (A) and Villa (H) becomes Middleborough (H).
The findings are;
Points gained Conman 15 Puel 20
Goals scored Conman 13 Puel. 14
Goals conceded Conman 19 Puel 15
Add to this playing in the Europa League 6 matches and qualifying for the EFL semi final (last year eliminated by Liverpool in a 6-1 thrashing) and you can see that Puel has done well.A lot might not like the style but it has been effective so far.
Update after Bourmouth Away .
Points gained Conman 18 Puel 24
Goals scored Conman 15 Puel 17
Goals conceded Conman 25 Puel 16.
Still proof it were needed that Puel is well ahead of Conman so far.
If we can go on a run like we experienced at the end of last season who knows where it could end.
Apart from Chelsea the teams above us are not showing a lot of consistency other than Arsenal.
Losing 2-1 two times on the trot after being 1 up.Now that’s consistency though I doubt Whinger will agree.