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English Premier League Week 11 Observations - Look Forward to Week 12. How successful will Remi Garde be with Aston Villa?

John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Coaching changes in the English Premier League.

Below is a table of all of the coaching changes that have happened since the start of this year. (Disclaimer, for some teams it happened before promotion - those games were not counted as they were not English Premier League games).

Team

When

New Manager

Birthplace

W

T

L

West Bromwich Albion

1/1/2015

Tony Pulis

Wales

6

8

16

30

Crystal Palace

1/3/2015

Alan Pardew

England

11

3

16

29

Norwich City

1/9/2015

Alex Neil

England

2

3

6

10

Watford

6/5/2015

Quique Flores

Spain

4

4

3

10

West Ham United

6/9/2015

Slaven Bilić

Croatia

6

2

3

10

Newcastle United

6/10/2015

Steve McClaren

England

1

4

6

10

Leicester City

7/13/2015

Claudio Ranieri

Italy

6

4

1

10

Liverpool

10/8/2015

Jürgen Klopp

Germany

1

2

0

2

Sunderland

10/9/2015

Sam Allardyce

England

1

0

1

1

Aston Villa

10/25/2015

Remi Garde

Scotland

0

0

0

0

Totals

38

30

52

111

As a collective the new coaches have 38 wins. 30 ties and 52 losses. The caveat to this, by and large a team is not going to find a new coach unless they feel that they are not playing well as it is or the team is not responding. Typically a new coach is taking over a less talented or disgruntled team looking for better leadership.

A look through each of the teams:

West Bromwich Albion - Finished 13th last season as they pulled the plug at the turn of the year giving Tony Pulis the Manager position for the second half of last season where he went 2-6-11 to finish out last season. He is off to a much more respectable start this year at  4-2-5 putting them at 12th currently behind some stronger defense. Goal scoring is at a premium for the club and his frustration boiled over in the most recent match. It appears as if his hire has kept a status quo going for this team as they sit amongst the middle of the crowd.
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34704669

Crystal Palace - Finished 10th last season. Incoming coach Alan Pardew had a chance to coach out the last half of last season with the team where he went 6-2-11 down the stretch. This year they are off to a respectable 5-1-5 putting them in 10th.  They have strong wings that they use to run up and down the line and attack from the outside. They are an average scoring team but at excelling at defense with the 6thfewest goals against in the league.  Yohan Cabaye is flourishing under Alan Pardew but there is a wide mix of players starting outside of him.

Norwich City - A promotion this year Alex Neil lead the Canaries to a 3rd place finish and eventual win in the Championship Playoff. They are on their 3rd coach in three years now after resignations from Paul Lambert in 2012 and Chris Hughton at the end of 2014. Their defense has struggled mightily this season but has been offset partially by a strong offense. Alex does not shy away from pushing the offensive side in his games. Tough opponents and red cards have limited their success as they have lost four straight now. This team doesn't have a ton of fantasy assets but with Cameron Jerome's hard fight out there - he should net goals at a better pace as the season progresses.

Watford - Also promoted this year, Watford has done very well on offense with the 5th most goals in the league with their defensive side in disarray as the 3rd worst team. They sit in 11th place. The Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo is having a great season with 7 goals in 11 games. They have seen two consecutive clean sheets as the team has adapted to the 4-2-3-1 style that Queque Flores has them running. He can be stubborn at times but when the system works, the team excels as they have the last two games. What to take away from this Odion Ighalo is a must have as they continue to feed him the ball.

West Ham United - 12th last year - they have had a fortuitous turn around since Slaven Bilic took over as Manager in June. They are 6-2-3 under his tutelage. Slaven's team plays hard, they have the most Red Cards in EPL this season. Their hard work has paid off as West Ham United now sits at 5th in the standings, this is the best start West Ham has ever had through 11 games. Dimitry Payet has been a great asset for the team with 5 goals through 11 games. His system stresses passing and bring it up the sides for crosses to convert goals. What to take away from this - Dimitry Payet is a coveted asset on this team.

Newcastle United - 15th last year, Newcastle does not have much to look at optimistically this year. Steve McClaren's crew has had success scoring as they sit around average in the league but at the cost of a lot of goals against. In October their scores were 6-1 loss, 6-2 win, 3-0 loss and 0-0 tie. Newcastle does a good job of generating a lot of shots but hasn't seen the equivalent goals. Georginio Winjaldum has seen the most success by far amongst this team with 6 goals. Aleksander Mitrovic has a lot of talent but his temper has been going towards cards instead of goals lately.

Leicester City - 14th last year has seen great success under Claudio Ranieri with a 6-4-1 record. They currently sit in 3rd place as Claudio has done a great job of making adjustments mid-game and coming out ready to expose the opponents weaknesses in the second half. There is no up and down with this team it has been beating the teams it needs to beat and in close matchups with the teams that are equivalent. They are one of the most talented offensive teams right now rankings 2nd in EPL in goals scored. Jamie Vardy has scored for an 8th straight game and might be the most sought after commodity in the Premier League right now. Riyad Mahrez is doing a great job with 7 goals in 11 games. 
http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2015/10/28/9625982/jamie-vardy-leicester-city-transfer

Liverpool - 6th last year was not acceptable to a team which finished 2nd in 2013-2014 season just two points out of a championship. Liverpool has been much more the defensive team this season. Klopp has the team putting pressure on opposing teams in a press to create turnovers. It will be very interesting to see how Klopp does when Daniel Sturridge returns from his knee injury. He has yet to play a game under the new manager. Christian Benteke has been the club's leading scorer with 4 goals in 11 games but goal scoring is not at a premium with Liverpool. 
http://www.espnfc.com.co/club/liverpool/364/index#/liverpool/story/2694535/sturridge-to-make-liverpool-return-after-international-break?&_suid=144657919631409615610085896076

Sunderland - Also promoted this year, Sunderland has one win and 7 loses this season largely due to the 25 goals they've allowed (the most in the league). They have showed favorable offense as well though scoring 13 times in 11 games. Sam Allardyce who took over as manager in early October is 1-0-1 so far and has mentioned the clubs difficulty with discipline. Sam's system has always revolved around an organized front and good positioning. This team has a lot of gaps on defence which Sam will work to bridge in the coming months. Steven Fletcher and Jermain Defoe are two of the lone bright spots on this team for their offensive scoring.
http://rokerreport.sbnation.com/2015/11/1/9654064/everton-6-2-sunderland-player-ratings

Aston Villa - 17th last year and in dead last this season - Aston Villa tried to change things by implementing Kevin MacDonald as interim manager last week. He lasted all of one week until Remi Garde was hired yesterday.  Aston Villa is struggling on both ends of the ball and has 1 win on the season. It's still very early for Remi Garde but there isn't area for this team to go much lower so maybe a fresh system will help boost this team.  Quite honestly there are no players to grab on this team in the near future. 
http://7500toholte.sbnation.com/2015/11/2/9658550/aston-villa-manager-remi-garde-lyon-tim-sherwood?_ga=1.103323840.1359264768.1419277500