Poll: Who will win the Premier League sack race?

Mark Hughes is favourite to become the first top flight boss to be dismissed, but Chris Hughton and Nigel Adkins have also endured poor starts, who will be the first to be sacked?

Mark Hughes' QPR continued their poor start to the Premier League season with a 3-2 defeat at West Brom despite a spirited second-half display, a result which leaves the west London club bottom of the table with just two points from their opening seven games.

The former Blackburn, Manchester City and Fulham boss is now bookmakers' favourite to be the first Premier League manager to be sacked as a consequence of their winless run, but will the Welshman be the first top-flight boss to be shown the door?

Chris Hughton has also endured a difficult start to life as Norwich manager. The former Newcastle and Birmingham boss has yet to taste victory since taking up the position in the Canaries' hotseat, and the Carrow Road hierarchy will be eager to ensure that their club does not fall victim to the fabled second season syndrome.

Meanwhile, Southampton have earned just one win from six games this campaign, and it will be interesting to see whether the Saints' board press the panic button and dismiss manager Nigel Adkins on the back of their so far underwhelming return to the Premier League.

Swansea's form has tailed off following a superb early start and manager Michael Laudrup's job could be in danger should the Swans continue to slip down the league table.

Paul Lambert has led Aston Villa to their worst ever Premier League start, while Brendan Rodgers and Brian McDermott have struggled at Liverpool and Reading respectively. All three will need to turn their fortunes around sooner rather than later.

As always their are many candidates for this particular title, but who do you think will be the first Premier League manager to face the chop this season?

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