The Premier League ‘big six’ head-to-head table in 2021-22: Arsenal bottom

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With most clubs now at the halfway mark of the 2021-22 season, all of the Premier League’s biggest clubs have already played one another.

There’s still a debate whether the concept of ‘the big six’ is relevant, given that Leicester City and West Ham finished in the European places last season. It also wouldn’t be a surprise to see David Moyes’ Hammers continue to upset the applecart come May.

Still, the fact remains that Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham dwarf the rest of the competition when it comes to their resources and wage bills – not to mention how their clashes are hyped up by the broadcasters.

But who has come out on top of those marquee fixtures so far this season, with all six having played each other once?

As ever, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City remain imperious, while Liverpool are still unbeaten against the would-be title challengers but have found themselves drawing more often than winning.

Chelsea and United’s records against the old guard are mixed, while Arsenal and Tottenham have all struggled to show up for the big occasion with the Gunners’ run of good form not translating to points against the big teams.

1. Manchester City – 10 points

Played: 5
Won: 3
Drawn: 1
Lost: 1

Goals for: 10
Goals against: 3
Goal difference: +7

READ: 11 crazy stats from Man City’s ridiculously dominant derby win

2. Liverpool – 9 points

Played: 5
Won: 2
Drawn: 3
Lost: 0

Goals for: 14
Goals against: 5
Goal difference: +9

3. Chelsea – 8 points

Played: 5
Won: 2
Drawn: 2
Lost: 1

Goals for: 7
Goals against: 3
Goal difference: +4

4. Manchester United – 7 points

Played: 5
Won: 2
Drawn: 1
Lost: 2

Goals for: 7
Goals against: 10
Goal difference: -3

5. Tottenham – 4 points

Played: 5
Won: 1
Drawn: 1
Lost: 3

Goals for: 4
Goals against: 11
Goal difference: -7

6. Arsenal – 3 points

Played: 5
Won: 1
Drawn: 0
Lost: 4

Goals for: 5
Goals against: 14
Goal difference: -8


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