The final PL Power Rankings of 2013 have arrived, and surprise, surprise Arsenal sit atop the table just like they have for most of the season.
However the gap is certainly closing on the Gunners as Manchester City and Chelsea are hot on their heels as the New Year begins in earnest.
At the halfway point of the PL season things couldn’t be closer at the top and bottom of the standings. There’s been so many changes in the rankings this week, as some teams excelled while other flummoxed over the festive period of matches.
By now you should know the drill. We put our neck on the line to analyze the strength of each Premier League team, forget about the official league standings (here they are in case you actually do want them) that doesn’t mean squat.
The Power Rankings take into account the strength of schedule, injuries, suspensions, playing well but still losing and plenty of other variables. The W-D-L bracket shows each PL team’s current record and you can now see how many spots each team has moved, up or down, from week-to-week.
Let’s get to it!
Arsenal: Over the festive period, Arsenal’s strength in-depth is there for all to see. Despite a bad loss to Man City, when they actually played quite well, a draw against Chelsea and wins over West Ham and Newcastle prove they’re a force. Easy home win vs. Cardiff this weekend. (13-3-3-)
Manchester City: Pellegrini’s men came up with two big wins over Arsenal and Liverpool before and after Christmas and are in full flow. Their incredible home record remains intact, as City sit just one point off top spot. A tricky trip to Swansea awaits. (13-2-4)
Chelsea: The Blues beat Liverpool on the 28th 2-1 and were good value for their win. Jose Mourinho’s men seem much more solid and a good defensive display away at Arsenal proved that. Can they keep it going away at Southampton? (12-4-3)
Everton: What an incredible season so far for the Toffees, who sit in the Champions League spots at the halfway point. Robert Martinez has done a fabulous job, as they’ve lost just twice in 19 PL games. Can they kick on with Lukaku leading the way? Stoke away brings in the New Year. (10-7-2)
Liverpool: Those two defeats to City and Chelsea in their past two games shows that the Reds aren’t too far away but they are just lacking that extra bit of class. When Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard return, Liverpool will kick on again. Luis Suarez can’t do it on his own. (11-3-5)
Tottenham: Spurs have a new look under Tim Sherwood and it’ll take a while for them to adjust. But they’re staying in touch with the big boys after some good wins, Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado are forming a good partnership. Next up: Man United away. (10-4-5)
Manchester United: So, a tough game at home against Spurs is coming up, but the festive season has ushered in a mini-revival from the Red Devils. Can they keep it going? Strangely without RVP up front they look more balanced, as Rooney, Welbeck, Valencia and Januzaj have dazzled in six-straight wins in all competitions. (10-4-5)
Newcastle: It’s been a great campaign for Alan Pardew’s Magpies as St. James’ Park has been a fortress and their wealth of French talent has produced some stunning goals. A win away at West Brom could see them back in the top five. (10-3-6)
Southampton: The Saints are still playing well, but injuries and a rough stretch of games has seen them slip down the table in recent weeks. They’ve been unlucky vs. Spurs and Everton while their young English core has performed admirably. Bright future, but tough game vs. Chelsea. (7-6-6)
Swansea City: An up and down season for Michael Laudrup’s Swans so far, as they’re currently without a win in five matches. But the talent is their to kick on in the second half of the season, they just need a bit of luck. (5-6-8)
Hull City: Great first half of the season for the Tigers, as Steve Bruce’s men are looking comfy back in the PL. A massive 6-0 win over Fulham saw them round the year off in style. It’s all about getting to that magic 40-point marker ASAP now. (6-5-8)
Norwich City: A tough season so far for Chris Hughton and the Canaries as their inability to score goals as hit the Norfolk club hard. Although a spirited display against United should have yielded a point and better defensive solidity is promising. (5-4-10)
Aston Villa: Villa could well be lower than this, as an underwhelming first half of the season leaves them in yet another relegation battle. Paul Lambert’s time is running out at Villa Park. Christian Benteke needs to get back to form, quickly. (5-5-9)
Crystal Palace: What a finish to 2013 for the Eagles, as Tony Pulis’ appointment has brought a breath of fresh air to Selhurst Park. A valiant display away at Man City and a win away at Villa over the festive season shows how far they’ve come. Massive home game vs. Norwich this week. (5-1-13)
Stoke City: The Potters imploded a little over the last few games, as big defeats to Newcastle and Spurs away saw them ship eight goals in two games. That doesn’t tell the whole story as Mark Hughes’ men had red card and penalty decisions go against them. Must do better in second half of the season. (5-6-8)
West Brom: Managerless West Brom have picked up two good draws on the road against Spurs and West Ham. Who will come in to manage the Baggies? Uncertainty remains around the Hawthorns, but the players are putting up a fight. (3-9-7)
Cardiff City: Owner Vincent Tan has made the Bluebirds a laughing stock, and after Malky Mackay was sacked after a 3-0 defeat to Southampton, Cardiff threw away a 2-0 lead vs. Sunderland and Tan was seen booing his own players. Who will be the next manager? (4-6-9)
West Ham: Sam Allardyce’s side are putting up a fight but no win in six sees them at the wrong end of the table an fighting for their lives. Recent defeats to Arsenal and Man United highlighted their weaknesses. (3-6-10)
Fuham: The Cottagers were battered by Hull, after picking up a big three points at Norwich on the road. They’re a Jekyll and Hyde team who need big reinforcements in January. Will that happen? (5-1-13)
Premier League relegation history – What do the stats tell us about this season?
With nine teams currently separated by four points, from 20th to 12th places, the 2022-23 Premier League relegation scrap is not only set to last until the final day, but the final two months of the season are sure to be one of the wildest roller-coaster rides of all time.
Three clubs will be relegated from the Premier League (and replaced by three teams from the EFL Championship, of course) at season’s end. Never before have this many clubs been this close to the bottom-three, and the bottom of the table, at this point of a season.
How many games remaining between relegation candidates?
There are 23 remaining head-to-head matchups between the nine teams currently in the relegation battle.
Crystal Palace: 8 games (1 against every other team)
Wolves: 4 games
Leeds: 5 games
Everton: 4 games
Nottingham Forest: 4 games
Leicester: 6 games
West Ham: 5 games
Bournemouth: 6 games
Southampton: 4 games
Remember: you can watch all 380 Premier League games across NBC, USA Network, NBCSports.com and Peacock. We’ve got you covered.
Will Manchester City win yet another Premier League title? Can Arsenal push them all the way? Will Chelsea and Liverpool recover to finish in the top four? Can Manchester United’s new-look side surge into the title race? What about Tottenham? How will the new boys get on? Who will be the surprise package?
Those questions will be answered from August 2022 to May 2023, with the full list of Premier League fixtures.
While below are the answers to all of the questions you have around the Premier League fixtures and everything else you need to know for the upcoming season, with full details on the Premier League TV schedule across the NBC family of channels and more.
The Premier League fixtures for the 2022-23 season were announced on Thursday June 16, 2022 at 4am ET. Below is the full schedule, as you can watch all 380 games across our NBC platforms.
The Premier League fixture computer decides who plays who and when, as teams located close to one another are usually playing at home on opposite weekends to help with policing, crowd control and transport congestion in those areas.
When will the Premier League take a break for the 2022 World Cup?
When will the 2022-23 Premier League season finish?
The final day of the season will be on Sunday, May 28, 2023.
Which teams will compete in the 2022-23 Premier League?
These are the 20 teams which will compete in the Premier League for the upcoming season:
Arsenal, Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Brentford, Brighton and Hove Albion, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Leeds United, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers
2:45pm: AFC Bournemouth v Brighton
2:45pm: Leeds v Nottingham Forest
2:45pm: Leicester vs Aston Villa
3pm: Chelsea vs Liverpool
Wednesday 5 April
3pm: Man United v Brentford
3pm: West Ham v Newcastle
Saturday 8 April
7:30am: Man Utd v Everton
Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest
Brentford v Newcastle
Fulham v West Ham
Leicester v AFC Bournemouth
Spurs v Brighton
Wolves v Chelsea
12:30pm: Southampton v Man City
Sunday 9 April
9am: Leeds v Crystal Palace
11:30am: Liverpool v Arsenal
Saturday 15 April
7:30am: Aston Villa v Newcastle
Chelsea v Brighton
Everton v Fulham
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Spurs v AFC Bournemouth
Wolves v Brentford
12:30pm: Man City v Leicester
Sunday 16 April
9am: West Ham v Arsenal
11:30am: Nottingham Forest v Man Utd
Monday 17 April
3pm: Leeds v Liverpool
Friday 21 April
3pm: Arsenal v Southampton
Saturday 22 April
7:30am: Fulham v Leeds
Brentford v Aston Villa
Crystal Palace v Everton
Leicester v Wolves
Liverpool v Nottingham Forest
Sunday 23 April
9am: AFC Bournemouth v West Ham
9am: Newcastle v Spurs
Postponed due to European action
Man Utd v Chelsea
Brighton v Man City
Tuesday 25 April
2:30pm: Wolves v Crystal Palace
2:45pm: Aston Villa v Fulham
2:45pm: Leeds v Leicester
Wednesday 26 April
2:30pm: Nottingham Forest v Brighton
2:45pm: Chelsea v Brentford
2:45pm: West Ham v Liverpool
3pm: Man City v Arsenal
Thursday 27 April
2:45pm: Everton v Newcastle
2:45pm: Southampton v AFC Bournemouth
3:15pm: Spurs v Man Utd
Saturday 29 April
7:30am: Crystal Palace v West Ham
Brentford v Nottingham Forest
Brighton v Wolves
12:30pm: Arsenal v Chelsea
Sunday 30 April
9am: AFC Bournemouth v Leeds
9am: Fulham v Man City
9am: Man Utd v Aston Villa
9am: Newcastle v Southampton
11:30am: Liverpool v Spurs
Monday 1 May
3pm: Leicester v Everton
Wednesday 3 May
3pm: Liverpool v Fulham
3pm: Man City v West Ham
Thursday 4 May
3pm: Brighton v Man Utd
Saturday 6 May
AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea
Spurs v Crystal Palace
Wolves v Aston Villa
12:30pm: Liverpool v Brentford
Sunday 7 May
9am: Man City v Leeds* subject to possible Champions League schedule
11:30am: Newcastle v Arsenal
2pm: West Ham v Man Utd
Monday 8 May
10am: Fulham v Leicester
12:30pm: Brighton v Everton
3pm: Nottingham Forest v Southampton
Saturday 13 May
Arsenal v Brighton
Aston Villa v Spurs
Brentford v West Ham
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace v AFC Bournemouth
Everton v Man City
Leeds v Newcastle
Leicester v Liverpool
Man Utd v Wolves
Southampton v Fulham
Saturday 20 May
AFC Bournemouth v Man Utd
Brighton v Southampton
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v Aston Villa
Man City v Chelsea
Newcastle v Leicester
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
Spurs v Brentford
West Ham v Leeds
Wolves v Everton
Sunday 28 May
16:00 Arsenal v Wolves
16:00 Aston Villa v Brighton
16:00 Brentford v Man City
16:00 Chelsea v Newcastle
16:00 Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest
16:00 Everton v AFC Bournemouth
16:00 Leeds v Spurs
16:00 Leicester v West Ham
16:00 Man Utd v Fulham
16:00 Southampton v Liverpool
Who’s looking like title contenders and/or favorites?
As we head into the final months of the 2022-23 season, Arsenal and Manchester City are looking head and shoulders above the rest and although Manchester United briefly surged into the picture, they look more likely to cement their spot as the third best team in the Premier League.
Uneven Tottenham are hanging in the top four battle and for the moment have hunted down Newcastle, while Liverpool is back in the Champions League picture after their return to form and Chelsea looks like a top six finish is their ceiling. For now.
Surprising Fulham, Brentford, and Brighton are all hanging around on the periphery with fine campaigns. Can one of them surprise and qualify for Europe?
Who are the candidates for relegation?
Southampton, West Ham, and Bournemouth currently occupy the relegation places but that keeps changing all the time and it is so tight at the bottom of the table.
Nottingham Forest, Leicester City, Wolves, Leeds, Everton and Crystal Palace all find themselves within a few points of the bottom three as the race to stay in the Premier League intensifies. This could be the craziest relegation scrap in Premier League history.
Below you will find the latest Premier League table.
The Premier League relegation scrap needs some serious paring down, as a remarkably-high nine teams sit within four points of 20th place on the 2022-23 Premier League table.
That means we’re set, at least for now, for more relegation six-pointers than at any time in recent memory — many of them, you’ll see below, will involve Bournemouth — and the odds are in favor of a relatively surprising team heading down to the Championship.
Leicester City: Palace (A), Villa (H), Bournemouth (H), Man City (A), Wolves (H), Leeds (A), Everton (H), Fulham (A), Liverpool (H), Newcastle (A), West Ham (H)
West Ham: Southampton (H), Newcastle (H), Fulham (A), Arsenal (H), Bournemouth (A), Liverpool (H), Palace (A), Man Utd (H), Brentford (A), Leeds (H), Leicester (A)
Nottingham Forest: Wolves (H), Leeds (A), Villa (A), Man Utd (H), Liverpool (A), Brighton (H), Brentford (A), Southampton (H), Chelsea (A), Arsenal (H), Palace (A)
Leeds: Arsenal (A), Forest (H), Palace (H), Liverpool (H), Fulham (A), Leicester (H), Bournemouth (A), Man City (A), Newcastle (H), West Ham (A), Spurs (H)
Everton: Spurs (H), Man Utd (A), Fulham (H), Palace (A), Newcastle (H), Leicester (A), Brighton (A), Man City (H), Wolves (A), Bournemouth (H)
Southampton: West Ham (A), Man City (H), Palace (H), Arsenal (A), Bournemouth (H), Newcastle (A), Forest (A), Fulham (H), Brighton (A), Liverpool (H)
Bournemouth: Fulham (H), Brighton (H), Leicester (A), Spurs (A), West Ham (H), Southampton (A), Leeds (H), Chelsea (H), Palace (A), Man Utd (H), Everton (A)
Key fixtures that will decide the Premier League relegation scrap
Saturday, March 18: Wolves 2-4 Leeds – RECAP/HIGHLIGHTS
Saturday, April 1: AFC Bournemouth vs Fulham — 10am ET
Saturday, April 1: Crystal Palace vs Leicester — 10am ET
Saturday, April 1: Nottingham Forest vs Wolves — 10am ET
Sunday, April 2: West Ham vs Southampton — 9am ET
Tuesday, April 4: Leeds vs Nottingham Forest — 2:45pm ET
Saturday, April 8: Leicester vs AFC Bournemouth — 10am ET
Saturday, April 8: Leeds vs Crystal Palace — 12:30pm ET
Saturday, April 15: Southampton vs Crystal Palace — 10am ET
Saturday, April 22: Crystal Palace vs Everton — 10am ET
Saturday, April 22: Leicester vs Wolves — 10am ET
Sunday, April 23: AFC Bournemouth vs West Ham — 9am ET
Tuesday, April 25: Wolves vs Crystal Palace — 2:30pm ET
Tuesday, April 25: Leeds vs Leicester — 2:45pm ET
Thursday, April 27: Southampton vs AFC Bournemouth — 2:45pm ET
Saturday, April 29: Crystal Palace vs West Ham — 7:30am ET
Sunday, April 30: AFC Bournemouth vs Leeds — 9am ET
Monday, May 1: Leicester vs Everton — 3pm ET
Saturday, May 6: Nottingham Forest vs Southampton — Time TBD
Saturday, May 13: Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth — Time TBD
Saturday, May 20: West Ham vs Leeds — Time TBD
Sunday, May 28: Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest — Time TBD
Sunday, May 28: Everton vs AFC Bournemouth — Time TBD
Sunday, May 28: Leicester vs West Ham — Time TBD
Premier League relegation odds (As of March 28, 2023)