Now that the Gameweek 22 matches have ended in the Premier League, it makes you wonder. I don’t see anyone playing outstanding football or even close to it. Just when one of the top clubs seems to have the chance to kick some dirt in their rivals’ collective faces they come a cropper. True, there is plenty of time left for someone to light up and take off and it is difficult to point too many fingers at an undefeated, if uninspired, Manchester United.
However, this question got me to wondering how teams are doing in comparison to last year on a projected year end basis.
Who is more or less on target and who is falling off the earth? That led me to the above unscientific analysis of team points after half the matches this year and team points at the end of last season. I realize the flaws in my method, but found the results interesting nonetheless. Take the team’s half season total for this year and double it (projected end of season). Compare that to the team’s total points from last year.
Look at the difference and ponder. Any thoughts?