EPL week 10

Match of the Day

Kane-less Spurs lose to Pogba-less United and trail City by 8 points

Final Top 6?

The accepted ‘top six’ i.e Chelsea, Spurs, Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Man Utd. were generally expected to comprise the first half-dozen come the end of the season for the second year running. Only Everton had come within 23 points of them last year - and it is clear they will be now be happy to finish outside of the bottom 6

After 10 rounds and by dint of goal difference, they do form that elite group for the first time. What are the chances that they will hold off all rivals from now on?

The default shows all years (the package needs enhancing) so you need to select an individual season

I have left 2017/18 in: the most recent week will equate to final positions (so will always be 6)_

It turns out that in 2009/10 the top 6 after round 3 finished in the top half-dozen at the end of the season - although there were 14 weeks to follow in which another team would interpose. It was not until Round 35 that these top places were confirmed

Man City finally score in first qurter of an hour (and twice to boot). Previously, the leading scorers had been one of seven teams not to register in first 15 minutes


Last week at Wembley, Spurs set the all-time attendance record that had stood for more than a decade

Other than in the inaugural season, significant changes in record attendance have been basically linked to increases in capacity at Manchester United’s ground, Old Trafford. With Tottenham’s stay at Wembley of limited duration, one of their games this season is likely to hold sway indefinitely

As the Premier League has got more popular and a higher percentage (if not all) of the crowd is there on season tickets, the range in attendance during a season has narrowed. Back in the day, Manchester United often drew far more than some of the lesser teams

Lets look at individual teams

There could be the odd incorrect outlier

Wimbledon, for example, had a reasonable capacity but were poorly supported - until one of the big clubs (with many supporters) came along

Martial scored his league-leading fourth goal-as-sub against Spurs. With seven, in total, notched from the bench, Man Utd have already equalled or bettered their haul in 17 previous EPL seasons

Totally Football and Guardian Weekly Review Podcasts

Results and Table

Final Factoid

Palace record only their second draw in 30 league outings. All time record no-draws run is 28 by Bolton Wanderers

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