Been 3 games since the last update (4 for us).
Obviously as the season approaches the end these stats more closely mirror the actual league table. The differences in a difficult start, a more difficult Christmas get ironed out - but here goes.The Title
I suppose the picture is that after Man City coasting after the half-way stage they've picked up the baton again and are off on another mini surge. They have accumulated 23 points more right now than would be expected for a team going for the title. It's hard to imagine we will ever see it repeated - and it's not like the teams behind have been completely hopeless either.
Arsenal clinging on with dear life to remain in this graphic.
With regards to Liverpool - well apart from a two games spell after matchdays 3 and 4 - it never looked on really as the graph shows.
Matchday 6 and Matchday 15 started a couple of mini wobbles that put pay to any hope of getting 86+ points. It's kind of been 'steadyish' since then but looking back, by matchday 8 the ongoing title dream was once again shelved. A disappointment because the same was probably said last season only around the half way stage.Top Four
Five strong contenders for the top four. At this point last season we didn't have five teams all 'above the line' for the top four places. Liverpool have had 4 steady results for a team going for the top four (getting something at Old Trafford would have been a good result).
The problem for the reds has been that Spurs and Man Utd have had an upturn in their form - and looking at the graph - with Chelsea having stabilised results the concern could be that Chelsea are about to themselves have another upturn in form.
Most weeks this season, the reds have actually been in 5th or 6th place in terms of results. Spurs ended last season very well (https://www.lfcreds.com/reds/index.php/topic,49199.msg2045242.html#msg2045242
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