This needs an update - apologies, had some sh*t to deal with.
Five games on from our last update, how are we getting on?
In those five games we've had Chelsea and Arsenal away, Man City at home (all draws) and Huddersfield (A) & Cardiff (H) - both wins.
<Drumroll>Race for the title
Although City have clearly had one good and one great result in the past five, Liverpool are still 'doing the best'. Remember we judge all the teams against the same match difficulty.
Both Liverpool and Man City are performing above the level of Champions in a typical season whilst Chelsea are also in contention. I don't think we've ever had three teams performing at this level so far gone in to the season before and it only highlights just how competitive the teams at the very top are now.
Depending how this season pans out and what the final points total we may have to increase the points total.
Basically, despite Liverpool not looking right on the field at times - the results are, at least for now, going very well.Race for the top four
Those past 5 Liverpool results were actually better than expected for a team who want to be inside the top four so the reds gain a couple of points and again are currently the team most likely to finish inside the top four, yes even more so than City and Chelsea.
Man Utd have made up some significant ground as well in the last 4 games in terms of a top four place.
P.S. And just to add a little context to this - remember this - Liverpool have only played 2 home games against the bottom 7 in the Premier League. Man City have already played 5 of the bottom 6 at home.
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