Premier League giants underfired so far this season.
The Premier League season has now been underway for almost two months, with a clear pattern starting to emerge – Chelsea and Manchester City, perhaps along with Arsenal, look like a genuine title contenders, but the likes of Southampton and Swansea City are also overachieving at the top.
Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are all underperforming, however, whilst Newcastle United and Burnley find themselves marooned to the bottom of the table.
The Mirror have crunched the numbers, however, and worked out just how much teams are overachieving or underachieving based on their averaging finishing positions for the last five seasons, coming up with this alternative Premier League table:
1) Southampton (26.2) – Having spent time in League One, Southampton are now riding high, 26.2 places above their average position.
2) Crystal Palace (21.8) – Another club to have spent plenty of time in the Football League is Crystal Palace, but they have started the season well under Neil Warnock.