Form table shows the gulf of difference between Manchester City, Liverpool and other Premier League teams.
The Premier League form tables show that Manchester City and Liverpool are head and shoulders above the rest. The duo produced a fascinating title race last season, with the Citizens edging the Reds to consecutive league titles.
Manchester City secured 98 points, while the second-placed Liverpool feel agonisingly short by a point. It is also to remember that Jurgen Klopp’s side managed to procure the third highest point tally in the history of the Premier League.
The form table since February 1st suggests Manchester City missing out on two points from possible 51, while the reigning Champions League winners plucked possible 45 points; numbers which are nothing short of staggering.
Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace sitting third in the league table over the last 17 games is a huge shock. But, the results secured by the other four sides in the top six have nothing been short of abysmal. Arsenal sit 4th, Chelsea 5th, while Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United’s results indicate the poor run of form since the turn of this calendar year.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are in touching distance of the bottom half grabbing hold of the 10th-place and Mauricio Pochettino sees his side sit in the 12th place.
Watford, who were in a different class during the first part of the last season, managed to bag just 17 points out of possible 51.
Cardiff City, Huddersfield Town, and Fulham were swapped by Norwich City, Aston Villa, and Sheffield United in the Premier League this season.
Earlier, Harry Winks fired warning to Liverpool and Manchester City over the potential title challenge after a bright transfer window in the summer – seeing them land the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Ryan Sessegnon, and Giovani Lo Celso.
Following the victories of Liverpool and Manchester City, Spurs talisman Harry Kane has admitted the standards set by the duo following the home loss to Newcastle United on Sunday.
He said: “As you’re seeing from Manchester City and Liverpool there is no letting up from them.
“I said before the start of the season that if we could put a run together, get that momentum, maybe winning for two-three months on the spin without dropping any points, then that’s what it’s going to take. It’s a disappointing start but there is a long way to go.
“I said as much after the first weekend of the season. Liverpool won on the Friday night and then Manchester City won early on the Saturday.
“They set the standard with those results and I knew we had to keep up with them, make sure we win, especially at home. It is disappointing that we haven’t done that in only our second home game (losing at home to Newcastle).
“But there is still a long way to go, there are a lot of big games ahead of us. It just means we are going to have to pick up points in the big games, the tough games and try to improve on what we did against Newcastle.” added Kane.