We’ve reached another dreaded International Break in the Premier League which gives us some time to reflect on the season so far. The Premier League table certainly looks much different today than what we would have expected just a few months ago. Defending Champion Chelsea is much closer to relegation than defending their title and Leicester City have ridden the red-hot form of Jamie Vardy and Riyad to 25 points through 12 matches. It’s been a wild ride and we’re not even one-third of the way through the season as of yet.
Still, we’ve got enough evidence of what each team is about to draw some meaningful conclusions. As such, this piece will give each Premier League team a grade for their season to date. This isn’t about what we expect them to do moving forward. It is simply an evaluation of what they have done so far.
For instance, Chelsea won’t receive a high-grade in this piece even if I believe they’ll ultimately bounce back and join the top four (for the record, I don’t believe that). Similarly, Leicester will be graded highly even if I think they will regress to the mean as the season goes on (I’m less sure of this).
Read on to find out how your favorite club has done through 12 matches. Are they going to graduate with honors or be summoned to the headmaster’s office?
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