THERE’S no stopping the Etihad powerhouse right now and although United have jumped back into second the gap is wide. At the other end there are some massive encounters coming up, and maybe even more managerial changes in the pipeline.
1 (-) Manchester City
You cannot stop this team scoring goals right now and they’re shrugging injuries off too.
2 (+1) Manchester United
Back into second spot for Jose’s men but a fairly distant one
3 (-1). Tottenham Hotspur
The performance was even more disappointing than the result at the Emirates
4 (-) Chelsea
The return of key-man-Kante has had the desired effect
5 (-) Liverpool
Lots of goals and a leaky defence means entertainment but not trophies
6 (-) Arsenal
Bragging rights in N. London. Now, to get back in the Champions League…
7 (-) Burnley
Intriguing clash for Sean Dyche’s men this week. They can’t bridge the gap to the top 6. Can they?
8 (-) Watford
Nice bounce back win against a poor team but this weekend will be tougher
9 (+1) Brighton & Hove Albion
Albion are full of confidence right now but that might take a dent at OT
10 (-1) Leicester City
No chance against the Man City machine but that’s no reason for concern
11 (-) Huddersfield Town
Can Town complete a Manchester double? No, and they might start to falter
12 (+2) Stoke City
A two-place rise says more about the poor displays of others than Stoke’s own form
13 (-1) Southampton
Saints have the quality but aren’t producing right now and there’s a touch of concern
14 (-1) Newcastle United
Forget Old Trafford, home form is the key for Rafa’s men
15 (+3) A.F.C. Bournemouth
Amazing what a couple of wins can do for confidence, and for table position.
16 (-) Everton
Toffees have a chance of a big result this weekend, but away form has been horrid
17 (-2) West Bromwich Albion
Definitely stuck in the relegation quagmire and need a new (and inspiring) boss soon
18 (-1) Swansea City
‘Too good to go down’ we’ve heard it too often and could again with Swans
19 (-) West Ham United
David Moyes had had a full week to work his magic now. Let’s see what the response is
20 (-) Crystal Palace
A home point against Everton is two dropped. Some wins needed urgently.