Week 6 of the Premier League is in the books, and with most clubs playing EFL matches midweek, we could be seeing some tired legs. Nine teams stay put from last week’s rankings, and the remaining 11 clubs didn’t really move around all that much.
We’ll be including the clubs’ actual table position from here on out, and you can see how they’ve started to align. As always, these rankings only include league play during the week, but if something dramatic happens in the EFL Cup or Champions League, it might affect the teams’ performance elsewhere.
Note: Records presented as W-D-L
|Rank||Team||Record||Last Week||Change||Table Pos|
|12||Brighton & Hove Albion||1-2-3||11||1↓||13|
|15||West Ham United||1-1-4||15||—||17|
Honestly, I should have moved Bournemouth down more than two spots, but I just couldn’t justify it with what else happened in that spot of the rankings. But they did not look good against Burnley on the road, and if they have plans of challenging for a Top 6 position, they need to start playing better away from Vitality Stadium. Maybe a 3-2 win against the Blackburn Rovers in EFL Cup play on Tuesday will be enough to right the ship, but a home match against Crystal Palace on Monday – and the extra day off from the Cup match – may be what they need to get back to their early season ways.
Our three winless clubs are all at home this week, and they didn’t have EFL Cup matches to worry about this week (such is the benefit of not being very good at football sometimes), but only one of them looks to have a chance at points. Cardiff plays against the aforementioned Burnley, who will look to build on their dominant win against Bournemouth, while Cardiff is coming off of a 5-0 loss to Manchester City. The Bluebirds, like Huddersfield, are only averaging 0.5 goals per game in league play this year, but two of their three goals have come at home.
Huddersfield, on the other hand, has scored all three of their goals on the road, and I don’t expect them to have much success this weekend against the Spurs. Newcastle hasn’t fared much better in the goal department, though their defense has been much more stout than the other two clubs. Leicester City has been up and down this season, so many having the home pitch will help the Magpies this week, but they are more likely to walk away with a lone point than all three.
Until next time…
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