The PL table based on the last 38 games: Man Utd behind Newcastle…

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Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo during the UEFA Europa League group E match against Omonia Nicosia at Old Trafford, Manchester, October 2022.

Manchester City to win the league by a landslide, Newcastle to finish above Manchester United and relegation for Everton? It could happen, according to our Premier League table based on the last 38 matches.

Given how a season pans out, 38 games is as good a sample size as any to judge which Premier League teams should be getting excited or nervous.

We’ve taken a look at each club’s last 38 games in the Premier League, which goes back to the start of November 2021, to see how they’re all faring.

It’s worth noting that this lacks the full-season symmetry of everyone playing each other twice but there’s plenty of interesting findings to feast upon here.

While City are miles clear of the rest, Spurs and Arsenal have identical records and could be set for another huge tussle for the title this season.

Newcastle’s vast improvement has been highlighted by their placing of sixth here above a slow-to-improve Manchester United.

But fans of Leeds, Southampton and Everton will be concerned by the mediocrity of their teams over the past 12 months. While Everton and Leeds have shown marginal improvement, Saints are currently in the league’s bottom three.

More happily, supporters of Brighton and Crystal Palace will be delighted by their side’s performances in the last 38 games and there’s potential for big improvement from both in the next few months.

But don’t take our word for it; take your own look at our compiled table.

Note: we’ve not included teams that were relegated from the Premier League last season or were promoted in the summer, due to not playing 38 games, so Norwich City, Watford, Burnley, Fulham, Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest all miss out.

1. Manchester City – 96 points
2. Liverpool – 84 points
3. Tottenham – 79 points (GD: 48)
4. Arsenal – 79 points (GD: 28)
5. Chelsea – 71 points
6. Newcastle United – 60 points (GD: 4)
7. Manchester United – 60 points (GD: -3)
8. Brighton – 50 points
9. Crystal Palace – 49 points
10. West Ham United – 47 points (GD: -2)
11. Brentford – 47 points (GD: -7)
12. Aston Villa – 44 points (GD -3)
13. Wolves – 44 points (GD: -14)
14. Leicester City– 43 points
15. Leeds United – 40 points
16. Southampton – 37 points
17. Everton – 35 points


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