Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 15: Blackburn Fall to Bottom Place
With each recording impressive wins, Week 15 saw the unlikely trio of Wigan, Swansea and Norwich top the weekly scoring chart.
The recent form of Wigan Athletic has been pretty impressive. They have picked up 22.31 points from their last five games, more than Liverpool, and currently sit 6th in the form table. Despite still lying in lowly 18th position, their two recent away wins mean that they are making up ground on the teams above them. Saturday’s win at West Brom gave the Latics their second score of 6.93 in three games, while the Baggies sink to 19th in the form table and 15th in the APL.
The only side keeping West Brom from the bottom of the form table is Newcastle, who have picked up only 13.25 points from their last five games. Saturday was a great chance for the Toon to prove that their start to the season wasn’t a fluke, instead they were humbled by a good Norwich side. Newcastle’s comparatively high league position meant that Norwich’s win gave them 6.80 points, more than Manchester United got for their win against Wolves.
Swansea proved once again that they are a force to be reckoned with at the Liberty Stadium. Fulham’s APL position of 8th meant that the Swans were playing against a team seven places above them in the league, and their high score of 6.72 reflects this. Had Clint Dempsey scored his penalty then Swansea would have been looking at a score of 3.78, but Michel Vorm’s save, and Danny Graham’s late goal boosted their score by 2.94.
With no draws, and seven wins by a single goal, there haven’t been any big movers this week. Chelsea’s win against Manchester City wasn’t enough to move them above Spurs who hold onto third place. Stoke’s win against Tottenham moved them into eighth position and seven points behind Newcastle. Harry Redknapp’s men could have been punished further for their defeat had Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool won by more than a single goal. But as it is, Liverpool remain 7.31 points behind, and Arsenal 4.21.
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- Biggest Score: Wigan 6.93
- Lowest Score: Fulham 1.26
|Team||P||W||D||L||Away Wins||GD||Points||Prem Pos|
|13||Queens Park Rangers||15||4||4||7||3||-11||52.06||13|
|15||West Bromwich Albion||15||4||3||8||2||-9||49.49||15|
|15||Queens Park Rangers||1||1||3||15.68||13|
|19||West Bromwich Albion||1||1||3||13.26||15|