Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.
Chelsea's transfer strategy last summer was heavily criticised with Conte himself believed to be unhappy and many feel it could be even more troublesome to attract players without Champions League football this time around.
He talks of "full support" and "every penny generated by the club is available" but Mike Ashley has to start generating more money for starters, by Sports Direct starting to pay for their so far free advertising at the club AND backdate it for these past 11 years!
When asked why the Nigerian's departure affected the team, Conte said, "Yes".
That the criticisms from the hardcore Chelsea faithful have been more cutting than the inevitable banter from rival fans says a lot about the disconnect at a club that could still end up with silverware this season.
'It was difficult. We worked very hard, but we won it after a 10th place finish. That may well have been his final Premier League game in charge of this football club, and it epitomised everything that's gone wrong for him this season.
We all know the rise of player power over the last decade can lead to managers' authority being regularly undermined, but for two title-winning managers to depart under dark clouds in under three years screams of an epidemic of epic proportions at Stamford Bridge. We have done this.
Olivier Giroud nearly scored a spectacular goal to rival his scorpion kick for Arsenal against Crystal Palace last season, but otherwise contributed little, while Tiemoue Bakayoko remains worryingly cumbersome, his poor clearance leading to Newcastle's game-clinching second goal. If you are clever you continue to learn and improve yourself, to try and be better in the future'.
Indeed, Chelsea do still have the FA Cup final to look forward to.
Don't tell these clubs they had nothing to play for...
"When you are at the end of the season, this performance can happen, but the first person to answer for this must be the coach".
"And we've seen slowly but surely that the manager has become overcome with the situation, he's not his normal self".
On Boxing Day they lost 1-0 to Manchester City - a ninth defeat in their last 11 games - so you would have forgiven Toon Army fans for feeling less than festive.
Alan Shearer has taken to Twitter to suggest that Newcastle have enjoyed a fantastic first season back in the Premier League, while he also lauded the supporters for the way that they have stuck by the Magpies this term.