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.
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Crystal Palace – 20th – Grade: F
The Eagles have had a disastrous start to this Premier League season, just 4 points on the board but no win or even goal scored in seven games, it couldn’t have been a more demoralising start for Crystal Palace. Frank De Boer lost his job early doors and with Zaha out at the start his return suggests he probably has to stay fit to give them a chance of survival. Roy Hodgson is probably not the answer but 4 points in their last 3 matches including a win over Chelsea gives them hope with an awfully long way left to go yet.
Everton – 18th – Grade: E
A disheartening start to say the least, the Toffees will be incredibly worried about what the future might hold following a really troublesome start. For me it’s not about the results, Ronald Koeman couldn’t have been dealt a harder set of fixtures, it’s the way they have been playing and just how average and ineffective their big money signings have been. Only a couple of positive results have marred what has been a shocking start for the club.
Huddersfield Town – 13th – Grade: A
They’ll be delighted with how they’ve started, I think the number of clean sheets has been the most pleasantly surprising aspect of Huddersfield’s game. Only away losses to West Ham and Swansea are the only disappointments but they’ve more than made up for it with home wins against Manchester United and Newcastle being significant for different reasons. The opening day 3-0 victory over Palace introduced what the Terriers have been all about, I think they look in very good shape to answer whether they have the durability over the whole season.
Leicester City – 11th – Grade: C
A season of two halves really so far, they haven’t lost in their last 4 games and have picked up a decent points haul up to now. It is nothing more than that though, despite having some testing fixtures which they’ve done fairly well from there is certainly room for improvement and that would have been the boards thinking when parting with Craig Shakespeare. With some big money signings like Iheanacho not really impressing I feel Leicester have a lot more to give.
Liverpool – 6th – Grade: C-
I have to base this grade off the Reds being 12 points off the top spot. That is simply nowhere near good enough just 10 games in. While Liverpool may not be considered as serious title contenders that is down to their own makings, failing to still deal with their shoddy defence they will continue to operate in this fashion. Emphatic wins over Arsenal get cancelled out by home draws to Burnley. Below par.
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