EPL week 13

Match of the Day

The one top-six clash ended in stalemate leaving both Liverpool and Chelsea even further behind the Manchester clubs

Schedule difficulty

In spite of the season now more than a third gone, there remain some significant differences in terms of quality of opposition faced so far (based on finishing position last year)

Chelsea have had the hardest run to date and still have to face Swansea(H), Newcastle(H), West Ham(A), Huddersfield(A), Southampton(H) and Everton(A). You would have to think they would be disappointed with anything less than 15 points

Southampton’s by contrast have Man City(A), Bournemouth(A), Arsenal(H), Leicester(H), Chelsea(A) and Huddersfield(H). The win over Everton will have given them a timely boost

In 29 starts with Sunderland last year, Jordan Pickford conceded an average of 1.72 goals per game. So far with Everton, it has been 2.15

So close for Burnley

Another controversial extra-time victory for Arsenal over Burnley has denied the Clarets from keeping four consecutive clean sheets in the EPL for the first time

They have to settle for equalling their best ever

Only one team conceding more than an average of 2 goals a season has avoided relegation - Wigan 16th 2009/10. Other than Everton (see above). Stoke and West Ham are currently on the button

Tweet of the Week

Totally Football and Guardian Weekly Review Podcasts

Results and Table

Final Factoid

Man City already look safe from relegation with 37 points. Only eight of the 66 teams relegated under the 38 game season with 38+ points have failed to survive

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