Comparing every PL club’s point and goals tallies to this stage last term

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Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk and Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku tussle for the ball, Anfield, August 2021.

Finding themselves three points clear at the top after 18 games, Manchester City are on course to retain their Premier League title. 

Just like last season, City suffered some unexpected reverses at the beginning of the campaign but have recovered quicker than 12 months ago – they spent Christmas 2020 in 8th place.

We’ve compared every Premier League club’s points and goals tallies to this stage last season, excluding newly-promoted Norwich, Watford and Brentford.

1. Manchester City
Points: +6
Goals for: +14
Goals against: -6
Position: +1

2. Liverpool
Points: +8
Goals for: +13
Goals against: -7
Position: +3

3. Chelsea
Points: +12
Goals for: +7
Goals against: -11
Position: +7

4. Arsenal
Points: +8
Goals for: +7
Goals against: +4
Position: +8

5. West Ham (after 17 games)
Points: +2
Goals for: +4
Goals against: 0
Position: +2

6. Manchester United (after 16 games)
Points: -6
Goals for: -6
Goals against: +1
Position: -4

7. Tottenham (after 15 games)
Points: 0
Goals for: -8
Goals against: +4
Position: 0

8. Wolves
Points: +3
Goals for: -6
Goals against: -12
Position: +6

9. Leicester (after 16 games)
Points: -7
Goals for: -2
Goals against: +7
Position: -4

10. Aston Villa (after 17 games)
Points: -7
Goals for: -8
Goals against: +7
Position: -4

11. Crystal Palace (after 17 games)
Points: -2
Goals for: +2
Goals against: -5
Position: +3


13. Brighton (after 16 games)
Points: +7
Goals for: -4
Goals against: -8
Position: +4

14. Everton (after 17 games)
Points: -10
Goals for: -6
Goals against: +6
Position: -6

15. Southampton (after 17 games)
Points: -12
Goals for: -10
Goals against: +7
Position: -8

16. Leeds United
Points: -10
Goals for: -15
Goals against: +3
Position: -5

18. Burnley (after 15 games)
Points: -2
Goals for: +6
Goals against: 0
Position: -1

19. Newcastle United
Points: -9
Goals for: 0
Goals against: +13
Position: -3


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