The matches on Saturday, are going to give us an idea which teams are we going to see fighting it out for the Premier League title come May.
Both the favourites, Chelsea and Manchester City are working hard to cross their barrier and get another three points.
What are the standards, potential winners must achieve in order to be a competitor?
- Recently , no team has won the PL without 13 Points after 7 games.
With 13 points after 7 games, Manchester City managed to come from behind last season and grab the title, as Manchester United in 2010/11 did.
Manchester City have also picked up one point more than they owned last season from the seven Premier League matches that they have played so far. But to catch Chelsea’s swing, they will need to continue that improvement.
Chelsea had 18, 21 and 17 points after 7 games the last 3 times they won the Premier League title.
- 16.1 is the average points total after 7 games.
In order to be in dispute with winning the Premier League, after 7 games you should attempt for around 16 points.
6 of the last 11 winners have been above this total and this average has stayed invariable during the last decade.
- You need a player proficient of 20+ goals.
The Premier League winner has involved a player, who has managed to score 20 or more goals, for the last 5 seasons in a row.
Both Manchester City and Chelsea definitely have these in the form of Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero. With Dzeko and Jovetic as alternative options City have more intensity in this area than Chelsea but Chelsea’s purchase of Remy has provided a big upreis on Torres.