The current Premier League season has been a strange one.
Chelsea looked to be running away with the title before allowing Man City to draw level with them on points. Liverpool have returned to mid-table mediocrity. Man United have finally hit their stride and are back in the top four. West Ham and Southampton have gatecrashed the top six and don’t look like budging.
But it’s Everton and Arsenal who have surprised most of us. The Gunners’ poor summer transfer window – with the exception of Alexis Sanchez – has seen them make absolutely no progress this time around. As a result, they’re five league positions worse off than they were at this game week last year.
And Everton’s refusal to alter the tactics that almost got them in the top four last season has seen them become relegation candidates this season, with them currently struggling a huge eight league positions lower than last season.
Hull are up there as well (level with Arsenal), but that’s not as surprising…