As we pass the 10 game mark into the Premier League season, it’s a perfect landmark to assess how each of the 20 clubs have fared so far. With money spent and expectations all part of the decision making process, I weigh up how each side has got on so far this campaign.
Swansea City – 17th – Grade: C
Despite once again lingering around the relegation spots and just 8 points to their name, I don’t think Swansea’s start has been as poor as the results suggest. Ultimately they’ve come short in a few games where they needed points, having conceded very late on but wins against Huddersfield and Crystal Palace are likely to be needed in order to survive again. Tammy Abraham looks like he could be vital this season, already chipping in with 5 goals. It was probably going to be a struggle for the Swans, they are probably where you’d expect them to be, they can do more and need to be more ruthless at home but it’s not an awful start.
Spurs – 3rd – Grade: B
Spurs have set high standards for themselves now and so to be 8 points adrift off the top is disappointing. The Wembley curse of course caused a big fuss, they simply cannot afford to continue to drop points at home to the likes of Burnley and Swansea for the rest of the season. These results aside Spurs have got back on track and still look an impressive outfit, the big hitters are firing and it bodes well for the rest of the campaign.
Watford – 8th – Grade: B+
There’s been plenty of impressive traits for the Hornets so far. They’ve showed plenty of fight and ability to come from behind and just one away defeat, an undeserved one away at Chelsea has shown plenty of ingredients to suggest Marco Silva can serve the club well. Even setbacks like the 0-0 draw against Brighton were full of positives, playing with 10 men for over an hour. The win over Arsenal was the highlight, they have shown they’re prepared to go head to head with the big guns, having a balance of attacking intent and organisation at the back. A good start on the whole with just one big setback.
West Brom – 15th – Grade: C-
No win in 8 and no pretty football in sight, this is the problem when it’s not working results wise under Tony Pulis. A decent 7 points from a possible 9 to start the season off meant the Baggies looked to have another impressive campaign ahead of them. They’re finally paying the price for being so negative, with their attacking talent improving year on year there are no excuses, they’re falling short in too many games despite being tightly contested.
West Ham – 16th – Grade: D
The same struggles for the Hammers despite what looked a very promising transfer window. They look disjointed and out of ideas far too often. They have in typical fashion picked up results to keep Bilic’s chances alive but on the whole they disappoint, a 3-0 home loss to Brighton probably being the tipping point. They should be making some strides with some of the personnel they have attracted but the results on the whole are below par.
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