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This year / last year part two of our comparison. Man U, Man C, Tottenham, Arsenal

 

In this second part of the this year last year comparison, we will see the top 4 for last season as well as a look at the mini league table for top 8 teams only.

So Man City have improved by 3 points andconceded  4 goals less however they have scored 2 goals less so far also.  This is still better goal difference so it could win them the league, we will have to wait and see.

Man City Last Season

Man City This Season

Opposition

Home
Away

Man City
Score

vs

Opp
Score

Points

Opposition

Home
Away

Man City
Score

vs

Opp
Score

Points

Blackburn

H

3

0

3

Southampton

H

3

2

3

Liverpool

A

1

1

1

Liverpool

A

2

2

1

QPR

H

3

2

3

QPR

H

3

1

3

Stoke

A

1

1

1

Stoke

A

1

1

1

Arsenal

H

1

0

3

Arsenal

H

1

1

1

Fulham

A

2

2

1

Fulham

A

2

1

3

Sunderland

H

3

3

1

Sunderland

H

3

0

3

West  Brom

A

0

0

1

West  Brom

A

2

1

3

Swansea

H

4

0

3

Swansea

H

1

0

3

Wolves

A

2

0

3

West Ham

A

0

0

1

Tottenham

H

3

2

3

Tottenham

H

2

1

3

Aston Villa

H

4

1

3

Aston Villa

H

5

0

3

Chelsea

A

1

2

0

Chelsea

A

0

0

1

Wigan

A

1

0

3

Wigan

A

2

0

3

 

TOTAL

29

 

14

29

 

TOTAL

27

 

10

32

 

If we look at Manchester United, their purchase of RVP has helped them to score 2 goals less this season and gain 2 points less in the process.  At the other end of the pitch they have conceded an extra 7 goals.  Interestingly, United are yet to draw a game.

Man UtdLast Season

Man UtdThis Season

Opposition

Home
Away

Man Utd
Score

vs

Opp
Score

Points

Opposition

Home Away

Man Utd
Score

vs

Opp
Score

Points

Everton

A

1

0

3

Everton

A

0

1

0

Fulham

H

1

0

3

Fulham

H

3

2

3

Blackburn

A

2

0

3

Southampton

A

3

2

3

Wigan

H

5

0

3

Wigan

H

4

0

3

Liverpool

A

1

1

1

Liverpool

A

2

1

3

Tottenham

H

3

0

3

Tottenham

H

2

3

0

Newcastle

A

0

3

0

Newcastle

A

3

0

3

Stoke

H

2

0

3

Stoke

H

4

2

3

Chelsea

A

3

3

1

Chelsea

A

3

2

3

Arsenal

H

8

2

3

Arsenal

H

2

1

3

Aston Villa

A

1

0

3

Aston Villa

A

3

2

3

Norwich

A

2

1

3

Norwich

A

0

1

0

QPR

H

2

0

3

QPR

H

3

1

3

Wolves

H

4

1

3

West Ham

H

1

0

3

 

TOTAL

35

 

11

35

TOTAL

33

 

18

33

 

Moving on to Arsenal and we see a worrying trend of losing points compared to last year.  We have dropped 9 points down on the same fixtures last season and lost 5 goals somewhere.  On the positive side, the worst defence in the country has conceded 4 fewer goals even with our backup keeper in place.  I really hope Theo, Giroud, Podolski start firing and scoring goals for fun as there’s much work to do.  Also notice Man Utd this season have conceded the same number of goals as our tally for last season but no talk of crisis and worst defence ever!

Arsenal Last Season

Arsenal This Season

Opposition

Home
Away

AFC
Score

vs

Opp
Score

Points

Opposition

Home
Away

AFC
Score

vs

Opp
Score

Points

Sunderland

H

2

1

3

Sunderland

H

0

0

1

Stoke

A

1

1

1

Stoke

A

0

0

1

Liverpool

A

2

1

3

Liverpool

A

2

0

3

Blackburn

H

7

1

3

Southampton

H

6

1

3

Man City

A

0

1

0

Man City

A

1

1

1

Chelsea

H

0

0

1

Chelsea

H

1

2

0

Wolves

A

3

0

3

West Ham

A

3

1

3

Norwich

A

2

1

3

Norwich

A

0

1

0

QPR

H

1

0

3

QPR

H

1

0

3

Man Utd

A

2

8

0

Man Utd

A

1

2

0

Fulham

H

1

1

1

Fulham

H

3

3

1

Tottenham

H

5

2

3

Tottenham

H

5

2

3

Aston Villa

A

2

1

3

Aston Villa

A

0

0

1

Everton

A

1

0

3

Everton

A

1

1

1

TOTALS  

29

 

18

30

TOTALS  

24

 

14

21

 

Moving on to last season’s title challengers, Spurs, we see they have scored the same, conceded 1 more (not from us we must unfortunately add) and dropped a point to last year.

Spurs Last Season

Spurs This Season

Opposition

Home
Away

Totts
Score

vs

Opp
Score

Points

Opposition

Home
Away

Totts
Score

vs

Opp
Score

Points

Newcastle

A

2

2

1

Newcastle

A

1

2

0

West Brom

H

1

0

3

West Brom

H

1

1

1

Norwich

H

1

2

0

Norwich

H

1

1

1

Bolton

A

4

1

3

Reading

A

3

1

3

QPR

H

3

1

3

QPR

H

2

1

3

Man Utd

A

0

3

0

Man Utd

A

3

2

3

Aston Villa

H

2

0

3

Aston Villa

H

2

0

3

Chelsea

A

0

0

1

Chelsea

A

4

2

0

Blackburn

A

2

1

3

Southampton

A

2

1

3

Wigan

H

3

1

3

Wigan

H

0

1

0

Man City

A

2

3

0

Man City

A

1

2

0

Arsenal

A

2

5

0

Arsenal

A

2

5

0

Wolves

H

1

1

1

West Ham

H

3

1

3

Liverpool

H

4

0

3

Liverpool

H

2

1

3

 

TOTAL

27

 

20

24

 

TOTAL

27

 

21

23

Now a quick look at the points differences in games only involving last seasons top 8.  Since we last looked, there is a marked decline at Chelsea and Liverpool whilst Newcastle have improved slightly.  Arsenal have seen no change here since the previous article.  Everton are the biggest surprise in my opinion, again very little investment at Everton yet they have managed an improvement.  It may be down to new signings only giving you a boost for a season before a new signing is needed whilst Everton have had lots of stability and bred familiarity within the squad.

Team

No of top 8 teams
faced so far

Points Last
season

Points This
season

+/- Points this
year / Last Year

Chelsea

6

6

11

5

Everton

4

3

6

3

Man Utd

6

11

12

1

Tottenham

6

5

6

1

Man City

4

7

6

-1

Arsenal

6

10

8

-2

Newcastle

5

7

5

-2

Liverpool

7

11

4

-7

So overall, whilst our defence has improved, it’s not really looking good for Arsenal.  I predict the finger being pointed at the RVP sale but I don’t think that is the main factor.  To me, the rest of the league is getting stronger so we are made to look weaker relatively speaking.  I was actually in two minds on whether or not to write this article up as I don’t really like putting negativity out there but for the sake of an analysis I thought it was worth it but I will probably stick to just Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal and Spurs from now on as it is getting rather long.

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1 comment to This year / last year part two of our comparison. Man U, Man C, Tottenham, Arsenal

  • Florian

    I find the article very balanced and pertinent. No need to apologize for the negative aspect concerning Arsenal in this first third of the season. It is what it is. Switching 3 players is a big change for any team, it affect the mechanics and requires adjustments that take time. I’m sure the team will sort out the glitches.

    On another note, as pointed out in a recent post, we are the only team of the Big 4 to have played 6 home games. All the others played 7. We have 2 consecutive home games, with Swansea and West Brom, and Olympiakos away in between. On paper it looks good for 6 points, and maybe an away draw at the Greeks.