How every Premier League side is doing compared to same stage in 2017/18 season

Liverpool have improved dramatically since last season.

Due to a poor first half of the 2017/18 campaign, Jurgen Klopp’s side were never in the running for the Premier League title.

They eventually managed to secure fourth spot and a Champions League berth, finishing with 75 points.

But, with eight games of the 2018/19 season to go, they’ve already nearly matched the points tally they recorded last campaign.

They’ve lost just once, securing 73 points from their opening 30 games.

They are 13 points better off than they were at this exact same stage last season.

But which other teams have improved, and which teams are faring worse?

Nick Harris from Sporting Intelligence has looked at how teams are doing compared to the exact same stage last season.

And here’s what has been found… (Table correct as of 15/03/19)

Interesting stuff.

So Liverpool have been the most improved team in the Premier League this season.

But Arsenal have also made huge strides under Unai Emery.

Succeeding Arsene Wenger at the club was always going to be a tough task, but the Spanish manager has done a great job.

Emery’s side are 12 points better off than when they were last season and currently occupy fourth in the league.

Manuel Pellegrini has improved West Ham, while Crystal Palace, Watford and Chelsea have also made improvements.

On the other end of the scale, Huddersfield are performing much worse than they did last season.

The Terriers did well to stay up in their first campaign back in the Premier League, but they are all but down this season.

They have just 14 points after 30 games; 17 points worse off than the tally they had at the same stage last season.

Burnley have also dropped off dramatically.

Sean Dyche led his side to a Europa League spot last season but they are in a relegation dog-fight this campaign.

They currently occupy 17th with 30 points which is a 13 point drop off from last campaign.

Other teams to have declined over the past year include Man City (surprisingly), Manchester United and Leicester City.

Two teams are at actually the same stage as they were last season: Tottenham Hotspur and Everton.

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