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Premier League flops Falcao and Balolelli make Twitter's team of the season #UwotM8?

A team of the season that features Cesc Fabregas, Alexis Sánchez and David De Gea also features Radamel Falcao and Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli flopped on his return to the Premier League.
Balotelli flopped on his return to the Premier League.
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THE TWITTER DATA for the 2014/15 Premier League is out and the results are typically interesting.

The data examines how much people are tweeting about a particular player or team and even reveals a league table that is based solely on how many times each team has been tweeted about.

The results are quite predictable with both Mario Balotelli and Joey Barton featuring in the team of most talked-about footballers. It’s perhaps surprising that none of Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney or Yaya Toure have made the side, but Cesc Fabregas’ red card in the penultimate game of the season surely earned him plenty of mentions.

Vincent Kompany, Radamel Falcao and Balotelli all had extremely poor seasons, leading to plenty of people talking about them.

Twitter Dream Team.001 The most tweeted about players team.

The most tweeted about moments in this year’s league all involved Manchester United, with Juan Mata’s bicycle against Everton the most talked about, followed by Robin Van Persie’s equalising injury-time goal against Chelsea and Didier Drogba’s opening strike in the same game.

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Jose Mourinho was at the centre of attention as ever, he was the most tweeted about manager, followed by Premier League newbie Louis Van Gaal with Arsene Wenger in third. Tim Sherwood managed to make it into the top seven, even though he didn’t manage in the Premier League until the middle of February this year.

The 10 managers that have been discussed the most on Twitter this season are:
1. Jose Mourinho
2. Louis Van Gaal
3. Arsene Wenger
4. Brendan Rodgers
5. Manuel Pellegrini
6. Alan Pardew
7. Tim Sherwood
8. Ronald Koeman
9. Mauricio Pochettino
10. Harry Redknapp

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