Welcome to the EPL Power Rankings, where we look at the recent form of teams in the EPL and just their performance in the EPL.
- Manchester City
City are top of the league, only on goal difference but they have been in sublime attacking form. 21 goals scored and just 2 conceded, with the battering of Crystal Palace they have more goals now than their rivals Manchester United and are no longer neck and neck.
- Manchester United
The Red Devils picked up a win against Southampton, just 1-0 but it was a solid all-round performance by United. So far, this season, they have 4-0 wins against Swansea, West Ham and Everton. Last season, their games against Southampton (A), West Ham and Everton (H) all ended in draws, they have so far picked up 6 points that they dropped a year ago.
Now, they may not be in the top 5 of the EPL table, but they have turned around their poor form and in their last 3 games they have 7 points. A massive point against Chelsea away and a comfortable home win against a good West Brom side brings Arsenal up to 3rd in the power rankings.
Chelsea haven’t lost a game since opening day of the season. They also got Morata to score a goal with his feet, his first of the season. They did drop points against Arsenal last week in a game they 100% should have won considering Arsenal were so shaky going into that fixture.
Watford have just 1 loss this season, home to City. Let’s be honest, we expected City to win that game very comfortably. Watford have won 3 away games in a row this season and responded well to the 6-0 hammering. Some had pipped Watford to go down this season but after getting 11 points from 6 games, they should be safe this season and could possibly finish in the top 10 this season. The true tests are yet to come, they play Arsenal and Chelsea in their next 3 games, should they come out with at least a point in either of those 2 games, they will be very satisfied with how their season is going.
Burnley have played 3 of the current top 8 teams in their last 4 games. Coming away with a point in every one of them and a win against lowly Crystal Palace. Burnley have just 1 loss all season, and are on a decent run of form. However, they need to start scoring more goals, while their defense has been solid so far this season.
- Tottenham Hotspur
Still without a home league win, they have been in great form away from home. 3-0 away to Everton and 3-2 away to West Ham (2 goals conceded after Aurier got sent off). However, they have fixed some of their issues with Harry Kane, who’s got 4 goals in the month of September after bagging none in August.
After a 5-0 hammering at the hands of Manchester City Liverpool recovered with a draw against Burnley and a win against Leicester City. They did make it hard for themselves though, conceding a penalty that Jamie Vardy messed up by shooting right at the goal keeper. Liverpool need to do better if they want to move up or even stay at this position in the power rankings.
- Huddersfield Town
With 9 points in 6 games, the newly promoted Huddersfield have done a fantastic job of starting life in the EPL. Having scored just 5 goals, they are the only side in the top 10 with less than a goal a game, however, they have conceded just 3 goals all season, only 2 sides have a better defensive record than them. With just 1 loss all season, they are on route to survival, and dare I say it, a top 10 finish?
Now, Everton are sitting in 14th place on the table, with just 7 points and a negative 7 goal difference, however, their first 6 games have been against City, United, Chelsea and Tottenham. Nobody expected them to get a single point in those games but they managed to come away with 1 point, while getting wins against Stoke and Bournemouth. A relatively easier fixture schedule is upcoming and that will 100% allow them to move further up on the table.