Premier League table, 2022-23 season

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If it’s the 2022-23 Premier League table you’re after, you’ve come to the right place.

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After the break for the 2022 World Cup, the Premier League is back with a bang and the start to 2023 has delivered plenty of fun.


Who’s looking like title contenders and/or favorites?

Almost at the halfway mark of the 2022-23 season, Arsenal and Manchester City are looking head and shoulders above the rest though Newcastle is not going away and Manchester United has surged into contention.

The Gunners will have their hands full for the duration of their title challenge, as Erling Haaland continues to take the Premier League by storm with an almost impossible goal-scoring record.

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Uneven Tottenham are hanging in the top four battle, while Liverpool is struggling to stay in the Champions League scrap. Chelsea has some work to do while surprising Fulham and Brighton are hanging around on the periphery with fine campaigns.


Who are the candidates for relegation?

Everton, Bournemouth, and Southampton currently occupy the relegation places.

But Leicester, West Ham, Nottingham Forest, Wolves, and Leeds all find themselves within a few points of the bottom three after a topsy-turvy start.

Below you will find the latest Premier League table.


Premier League table – January 23

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Nottingham Forest equalize late to keep Bournemouth in relegation zone

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Bournemouth were 10 minutes from climbing out of the relegation zone, but the Cherries were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with fellow Premier League new boys Nottingham Forest at Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

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Bournemouth (17 points – 18th place) led 1-0 for nearly an hour after Jaidon Anthony took Dango Ouattara’s pass and coolly slotted the ball past Dean Henderson in the 28th minute. Three points would have taken the Cherries from 18th, where they began and end the day, all the way up to 14th.

Such is life in the incredibly congested bottom-third of the Premier League table these days. That’s five games without a win for Bournemouth and just one win their last 11 PL games, after Sam Surridge snuck in behind the Bournemouth defense and tapped home Brennan Johnson’s cross on 83 minutes.

Nottingham Forest (21 points) find themselves just outside the messy muck one place above, in 13th. Clawing the draw back leaves Steve Cooper’s unbeaten in their last four Premier League games (2W-2D-1L in five since returning from the World Cup break).

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Key storylines & star players

This is a huge match for both teams, as Forest begins a run of six matches mostly against bottom-third sides and Bournemouth has in-form Brighton and Newcastle next. Bournemouth’s leaned on veterans Lloyd Kelly, Jefferson Lerma, and Phillip Billing, but will hope for new attacking blood like Dango Ouattara to deliver some flair to the side.

Forest has been looking a lot better of late, only losing once since the calendar hit November. Its won two-straight and will like its chances of riding in-form Morgan Gibbs-White past Bournemouth. That said, Taiwo Awoniyy and Ryan Yates could miss out while star Dean Henderson is definitely out. Ripe for the taking?


Bournemouth team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Marcus Tavernier (thigh), David Brooks (thigh), Ryan Fredericks (other), Junior Stanislas (other), Dominic Solanke (knee), Lewis Cook (knee)

Nottingham Forest team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Taiwo Awoniyi (groin), Ryan Yates (head/face). OUT: Dean Henderson (thigh), Jesse Lingard (thigh), Moussa Niakhate (thigh), Giulian Biancone (knee), WIlly Boly (ankle), Cheikhou Kouyate (thigh), Omar Richards (calf)

Premier League injury news, 2022-23 season

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Premier League injury news: It’s time to take a look at which players might be unavailable for matchweek 21 of the 2022-23 Premier League season, due to injury.

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Prior to every matchweek this season, we’ll update this Premier League injuries page with the latest news and update, so make sure to check back regularly to see how your favorite — or least-favorite — club is getting on.

Players, like Chelsea and France star N’Golo Kante, designated “out for World Cup” will miss the 2022 tournament in Qatar before (hopefully) returning to club football shortly thereafter.

Let’s check out the latest Premier League injury news, below.


Arsenal injuries

OUT: Gabriel Jesus (knee), Reiss Nelson (thigh) | QUESTIONABLE: Mohamed Elneny (knock)

Aston Villa injuries

OUT: John McGinn (hamstring), Diego Carlos (achilles), Jed Steer (calf) | QUESTIONABLE: Lucas Digne (shoulder)

Bournemouth injuries

OUT: David Brooks (thigh), Lewis Cook (knee), Neto (thigh), Dominic Solanke (knee), Marcus Tavernier (thigh), Ryan Fredericks (undisclosed), Junior Stanislas (undisclosed)

Brentford injuries

OUT: Frank Onyeka (hamstring), Pontus Jansson (thigh) | QUESTIONABLE: Aaron Hickey (ankle), Shandon Baptiste (adductor)

Brighton & Hove Albion injuries

OUT: Jakub Moder (knee) | Levi Colwill (undisclosed)

Chelsea injuries

OUT: N’Golo Kante (hamstring), Raheem Sterling (thigh), Joao Felix (suspension), Christian Pulisic (knee), Reece James (knee), Wesley Fofana (knee), Edouard Mendy (shoulder), Ben Chilwell (thigh), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (calf), Armando Broja (knee), Denis Zakaria (thigh)

Crystal Palace injuries

OUT: Joachim Andersen (calf), Nathan Ferguson (undisclosed), James McArthur (groin)

Everton injuries

OUT: Michael Keane (knee), James Garner (back), Nathan Patterson (knee), Andros Townsend (knee)

Fulham injuries

OUT: Neeskens Kebano (achilles) | QUESTIONABLE: Shane Duffy (illness)

Leeds United injuries

OUT: Stuart Dallas (thigh), Crysencio Summerville (ankle), Adam Forshaw (groin), Archie Gray (ankle)

Leicester City injuries

OUT: Ricardo Pereira (achilles), Boubakary Soumare (thigh), Ryan Bertrand (knee), James Justin (achilles), Jonny Evans (calf) | QUESTIONABLE: James Maddison (knee), Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (buttock), Ayoze Perez (undisclosed)

Liverpool injuries

OUT: Virgil van Dijk (thigh), Roberto Firmino (calf), Luis Diaz (knee), Diogo Jota (thigh), Arthur Melo (thigh) | QUESTIONABLE: Konstantinos Tsimikas (back)

Manchester City injuries

OUT: Benjamin Mendy (suspension – MORE)

Manchester United injuries

OUT: Casemiro (suspension), Jadon Sancho (disciplinary), Diogo Dalot (thigh), Donny van de Beek (knee), Axel Tuanzebe (undisclosed), Jack Butland (loan – parent club), Mason Greenwood (suspension – MORE) | QUESTIONABLE: Anthony Martial (undisclosed)

Newcastle United injuries

OUT: Bruno Guimaraes (ankle), Jonjo Shelvey (calf), Matt Targett (foot), Emil Krafth (knee)

Nottingham Forest injuries

OUT: Jesse Lingard (thigh), Taiwo Awoniyi (groin), Dean Henderson (thigh), Willy Boly (ankle), Cheickou Kouyate (thigh), Giulian Biancone (knee), Omar Richards (calf), Moussa Niakhate (thigh), Ryan Yates (face)

Southampton injuries

OUT: Valentino Livramento (knee), Juan Larios (adductor) | QUESTIONABLE: Armel Bella-Kotchap (knee), Alex McArthy (ankle), Theo Walcott (calf)

Tottenham Hotspur injuries

OUT: Lucas Moura (calf)

West Ham United injuries

OUT: Gianluca Scamacca (knee), Maxwel Cornet (calf) | QUESTIONABLE: Alphonse Areola (groin)

Wolverhampton Wanderers injuries

OUT: Pedro Neto (ankle), Sasa Kalajdzic (torn ACL), Boubacar Traore (undisclosed), Chiquinho (knee)

Premier League relegation worries, ranked

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More than half of Premier League clubs have reached the halfway point of the season, and the halfway point is a small-enough sample size to leave any team’s fate up for discussion.

But it’s also large enough that we can draw some big conclusions from some of the same data Premier League clubs are using to see their biggest strengths and weaknesses.

And while sometimes solutions look pretty obvious — Bournemouth’s purchase of Lorient playmaker Dango Ouattara addresses the most glaring need in the league — other times numbers can play games with us.

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There’s added mystery in the continued status of some big names and/or collections of talent in the bottom three in mid-January: West Ham, Everton, and Southampton sit 18th, 19th, and 20th on the table despite spending 11, 31, and 11 years each in their current Premier League spells.

Meanwhile, newly-promoted Fulham is way up the table — ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea! — and Nottingham Forest is now five points clear of the bottom three.

So who’s in trouble and why? We’d suggest that there’s currently a bottom 1.5 — giving Everton a huge and historical benefit of the doubt — and that a pretty decent team will end up sitting 18th at the end of the season.

Our bottom three projections say that the relegation zone has a sweet tooth, as it starts with Toffees and Cherries.

Premier League relegation worries, ranked

1. Bournemouth

There’s no argument to the contrary: The Cherries are 20th in expected goals, 19th in expected goals allowed, 19th in chances created, 19th in shots on target per match.

They are also a league-worst minus-97 in shots from open play, have conceded 11 goals off corner kicks, and have forced their keepers to face six penalties. It’s bad, real bad. Hopefully Ouattara helps quite a bit; The $24 million buy arrives tied for 12th in Ligue 1’s big chances created and has put together 0.48 xG+xA per 90 minutes.

Three players who could help save the day: Phillip Billing, Marcos Senesi, Ouattara

2. Everton

This seems a bit ludicrous given the talent at Goodison Park, but things have just been rotten for Frank Lampard’s men.

The Toffees have that second-worst differential in shot attempts from open play and have allowed a league-worst 220. They are 16th in expected goals, 18th in xGA, and 16th in chances created per match.

Even worse, the Toffees are out-performing their xGA in open play, from corner kicks, and from set pieces.

Three players who could help save the day: Conor Coady, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Amadou Onana

3. Southampton

Spare a thought for Mohamed Elyounoussi, who is on pace to win the David McGoldrick Award for top xG in a season without scoring a goal (2.59 through 1,342 minutes).

Saints have shown plenty of spirit in saving seasons before, and new ownership is investing in youth. Whether there’s enough to overcome inexperience late in the season should Saints not recover soon, will be one of the biggest things to monitor at St. Mary’s.

Three players who could help save the day: James Ward-Prowse, Mohammed Salisu, Mislav Orsic

4. Nottingham Forest

The hope for Forest, now five points clear of the bottom three, is that their collection of talent is finally starting to settle under Steve Cooper. It’s reasonable enough to think that Morgan Gibbs-White, Renan Lodi, and Taiwo Awoniyi will find their groove.

The Tricky Trees could dance their way out of danger in about four weeks, however, with Bournemouth, Leeds, and over-performing Fulham their next three encounters.

Three players who could help save the day: Gibbs-White, Jesse Lingard, Ryan Yates

5. Crystal Palace

Palace is awful in open play (-11 GD, -10xGD) and leans too hard on Wilfried Zaha. The Eagles have a lot of enviable components in attack with Odsonne Edouard, Eberechi Eze, and Michael Olise, but the whole is worse than the sum of those parts.

Three players who could help save the day: Joachim Andersen, Eze, Zaha


BONUS: Why your favorite team dodged the top five

  • West Ham is the fifth-best defense in the league according to expected goals and sit 20th in chances created despite a good collection of talent we’ve seen deliver goals in the Premier League.
  • Leicester City has been without James Maddison for much of the season and is still ninth in chances created. The Foxes aren’t good, but it would be stunning to see them wallow near the bottom three.
  • Leeds is the Premier League’s 10th-best expected goals team and Patrick Bamford’s unbelievably unfortunate run in front of goal has stretched too long; Bamford is second in the PL in expected goals per 90 amongst players who have played more than 300 minutes. If it isn’t him, it’ll be someone.
  • Wolves have been unlucky in terms of both xG and xGA in literally every part of the pitch and have looked much better since the hiring of Julen Lopetegui. Now, can they navigate a possible sale of Ruben Neves?
  • Aston Villa is out-attempting opponents in open play and the numbers for both Ollie Watkins and Leon Bailey suggest the season is on the upswing. The Villans do need to be tighter when teams get the ball back from them.
  • Fulham has a few abjectly dreadful advanced stats, but their 31 points and over-performances are probably already enough to keep them safe.

Brentford has little trouble with reeling Bournemouth

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Ivan Toney and Mathias Jensen scored the Bees ‘goals late in each half, respectively, as the hosts cruised to a win, their 29 points good for eighth place.

Brentford is closer to fourth-place Newcastle (six points) than 12th-place Crystal Palace (seven).

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Bournemouth has slipped to a sixth-straight loss across all competitions and sits a single point above the three teams beneath it on the table: West Ham, Everton, and Southampton.

The Cherries next get Nottingham Forest, Brighton, Newcastle, and Wolves in a huge stretch for Gary O’Neil hopes of saving the club’s Premier League status.

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Gulf in class apparent between Bees and Cherries

Ben Mee proved himself as a stubborn, win-at-all-costs leader during his time with the stifling Clarets of Burnley, but he now looks very much like the descriptor “ex-Manchester City man.”

This is what happens when Thomas Frank gets a hold of talent, and it’s easy to trust the Danish manager who has a new contract at Brentford.

Bournemouth was without key addition Marcus Tavernier and a couple of other decent talents, but It is glaring that their best players Saturday were the same names purchased during the side’s last Premier League run.

Captain Lloyd Kelly, midfielder Jefferson Lerma, and hard man Philip Billing were all in the fold when Bournemouth was relegated to the Championship and were the club’s best hopes of getting something out of the team.

The club that once had Tyrone Mings, Nathan Ake, Callum Wilson, and even Aaron Ramsdale just hasn’t gotten a lot out of the replacements (most glaringly come-and-gone Arnaut Danjuma, who has become a star in La Liga). Gary O’Neil has a huge task ahead of him and some big games right in front of him.

Health will be key, as will transfers. Can the Cherries’ new ownership get someone like Dango Ouattara to score goals and provide better service to Kieffer Moore and others?


Stars of the Show

Ben Mee

Ivan Toney

Josh Dasilva

Lloyd Kelly

Mathias Jensen

Jefferson Lerma


What’s next

Bournemouth has a huge Saturday scrap with visiting Nottingham Forest at 10am ET, while Brentford’s off to Leeds United a day later for a 9am ET kickoff on Jan. 22.


Ivan Toney goal video: Bees go ahead from the spot

Mathias Jensen goal video: Clinical counter attack puts it away


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Key storylines

The Bees keep on buzzing and even with key players missing through injury they keep surprising everyone. Frank has created such a tight unit and everyone understands their job. They are a horrible team to play against and their hunger was incredible against Liverpool. Their ability from set pieces is also a huge factor to their success and this all seems very similar to when Burnley stunned everyone and qualified for the Europa League.

Bournemouth need reinforcements, fast, and their new American owners have promised to spend in January. Nobody expected them to stay up this season and they’re already ahead of where they were supposed to be in terms of points gained. But they need some sort of boost because they have zero momentum right now.


In-form players to keep an eye on

Bryan Mbuemo, Rico Henry and Yoane Wissa were superb against Liverpool, while Christian Norgaard, Ben Mee and David Raya are all so important to the defensive solidity of the Bees.

Bournemouth’s main man is Dominic Solanke but the Cherries need to get him the ball more in dangerous areas, while Lewis Cook does his best to dictate the tempo from central midfield.


Brentford team news, injuries, lineup options

Ivan Toney should return, which is a huge boost, while Aaron Hickey and Frank Onyeka are working their way back to full fitness. Shandon Baptiste and Pontus Jansson remain out. Does Frank bring Toney straight back in for Wissa? The latter scored (and had two others disallowed) against Liverpool and took his chance. But still, Ivan Toney is Ivan Toney.

Bournemouth team news, injuries, lineup options

Marcus Tavernier, David Brooks, Neto, Junior Stanislas and Ryan Fredericks are out through injury, while Adam Smith is suspended. Jefferson Lerma should be fit to play. Gary O’Neil has plenty of options and it will be intriguing to see if he starts both Kieffer Moore and Solanke up top to go more direct and play Brentford at their own game.