Here's A Premier League Quarter-Season Review

We are already a quarter of the way through the 2020/2021 Premier League campaign. 

The season is still a long way off from being settled, but we thought we’d check in on some of your favourite teams to see how they’ve been doing so far.

The title contenders


Tottenham and Liverpool have been the stand-out teams by far this season. 

Spurs top the table on goal difference from the Reds, with both teams having an identical 7W-3D-1L record. 

Jose Mourinho may have his critics who don’t agree with his tactics, but it's hard to argue with Tottenham’s results this season – including wins over Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City.


Liverpool, meanwhile, have been doing surprisingly well considering their injury problems.  

Questions were raised about their title defence after the humiliating 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa, but since then it’s been back to business as usual for the Reds. 


Chelsea (6W-4D-1L) are another side staking their claim to the title, with the Blues just two points behind the leading duo. 

They may have undergone a major overhaul over the summer, but Frank Lampard appears to have gotten the best out of his new-look side, with the likes of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech quickly settling in. 


Special mention goes to Leicester City (7W-0D-4L) who are currently in fourth place, three points behind the leaders. 

The Foxes have not been entirely consistent so far, but somehow still find themselves in a position to disrupt the ‘bigger’ clubs. 


Battle for European places 

It’s a tight race in the battle for Europa League places, with only three points separating the fifth to tenth-placed clubs. 

Southampton (6W-2D-3L) have shown plenty of fighting spirit to currently sit in fifth place. 


Man United (6W-1D-3L) and Man City (5W-3D-2L) are in sixth and seventh places respectively, and have enough talent in their squads that you wouldn’t bet against them making it into Europe next season. 

Eighth-placed West Ham (5W-2D-4L) has been this season’s surprise package, while ninth-placed Everton (5W-2-D-4L) appears to have hit a rough patch after a strong start, during which they won all three of their opening games.


Relegation strugglers 


At the other end of the table we have Burnley (1W-3D-6L), West Brom (1W-3D-7L) and Sheffield United (0W-1D-10L) in the relegation zone.  No real surprises here. 

Of the three, Sheffield appears the most likely candidate for the drop with just a single point collected so far this campaign. 


Wait…what about Arsenal? 


There have been serious question marks about the Gunners this season.  

They are currently in 15th place with six defeats from their opening 11 fixtures – which is their worst start to a season in 45 years. 

Goals have also been hard to come by – just 10 in the league so far this campaign. 

All this, amid persistent rumours that manager Mikel Arteta could be out of a job by the half-way point of the season, if not earlier. 


by Nicholas Darren John