David Moyes’ dismissal at Man Utd on Tuesday was the latest in a long line of manager changes in the Premier League since the beginning of this season. With many of the clubs at the top of the table undergoing change in management in recent seasons, this post considers the form of the top 7 in particular.

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The PFA Player of the Year shortlist was announced yesterday, so we’ve published our top 20 players of the season so far:

Lallana and Sturridge would certainly appear outsiders for the award according to the data, whilst Wayne Rooney can count himself a little unlucky not to make the final list this year.

The great escapes from relegation are easily remembered – for example Wigan’s dramatic improvement in 2011-12: where they beat high-flying Man Utd, Arsenal and Newcastle on their way to safety. But do our memories of these exceptional results encourage us to think that all relegation candidates play better when they are fighting for survival?

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Since Spain won the world cup in 2010, the number of Spanish players plying their trade in the English Premier League has more than doubled: from 15 in 2009/10 to 32 in the current season.

It got us thinking, if Vicente del Bosque could only choose players from the Premier League what would the Spain team look like at the forthcoming world cup in Brazil?

Here is the Kickdex selection for the first XI:

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