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Europe’s 10 Most Surprising Seasons: West Ham And Marseille On Fire, But Liverpool Are Collapsing

Which teams are performing above expectations this season, and which teams are struggling? 

One quarter of the season has passed in most European leagues and the time has come for teams to assess their performance so far and consider how they’ve done.

Most teams have performed as expected (obviously), but some have performed much better or worse than predicted.

Here are five of the best and worst surprise starts to the season in Europe.

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PLEASANTLY SURPRISED

Carlos Bacca Sevilla

Sevilla

Lead by Colombian goal-monster Carlos Bacca – who has seven in nine starts –  Sevilla have surprised everyone and sit joint top of the league with FC Barcelona.

The Europa League holders looked in trouble against Villarreal in their last game, but fired in two late goals to win the match.

It’s unlikely they’ll be able to sustain this form all year, but the season already looks to be a success for the Andalusians.

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