The best and the worst

Best Buys 1. Manchester United's Javier Hernández Balcázar, aka Chicharito, from Guadalajara for £6 million - a very impressive 20 goals in his first season; 2. Yaya Touré sold for big money to Manchester City, but scoring the winner in the FA Cup Final showed he was worth it; 3. Brad Freidel from Aston Villa to Tottenham this week.

Most Promising 1. Luka Modric rarely lost the ball and was the creative force behind the Tottenham attack; 2. Employing King Kenny and buying Andy Carroll has set up a turnaround for the club; 3. Fulham could be the perfect fit for the return of Martin Jol.

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Biggest Let Downs 1. The failure of Chelsea players to look like they were trying for their new manager Carlo Ancelotti; 2. The Tottenham strikers Peter Crouch, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Jermain Defoe, an embarrassment in front of the net -- 12 goals between them; 2. Another poor start to the season by Everton; 3. Arsene Wenger's inability to coach team defense; 4. Newcastle's not offering a new deal to Joey Barton, while Kevin Nolan shies away from signing; 5. Stoke's poor performance in the FA Cup Final.

Predictions for 2011/2012 1. Chelsea to lose another manager before the season is done; 2. United to sell several players with another Rooney/Fergie fall out; 3. Liverpool to challenge for the fourth spot causing managerial problems at Manchester City, Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea; 4. Mick McCarthy's Wolves to survive again; 5. West Brom to stay up, too, under Roy Hodgson's stewardship.