Premier League table, 2022-23 season


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We’re at the 2022 World Cup break, and the final few rounds of Premier League fixtures caused so many shocks.

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.

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.

Newcastle, Tottenham and Manchester United are locked in a battle for the top four, while Liverpool have improved and will be back in the Champions League scrap and Chelsea are struggling.

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Who are the early-season candidates for relegation?

Newly promoted Nottingham Forest moved off the bottom of the table with a win before the break, with Wolves and Southampton currently occupying the other two relegation places.

Leicester have picked up a few big wins, while West Ham, Everton 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 – Matchweek 16

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Morocco upsets Belgium as Atlas Lions pull off another huge shock


Morocco stunned Belgium as there was yet another shock result at the World Cup, as the No. 2 ranked team in the world were second best throughout.

The Atlas Lions mauled the Red Devils.


Substitute Abdelhamid Sabiri whipped in a free kick from an impossible angle with 15 minutes to go in the second half to make it 1-0 as Morocco came close on several occasions and were the better team.

They then sealed the win in stoppage time as the brilliant Hakim Ziyech set up another substitute, Zakaria Aboukhal, to fire home and send the huge number of Morocco fans in the stadium wild.

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Belgium, who finished third at the last World Cup, now have three points after their first two Group F games and now face a showdown with Croatia.

After just their third win at a World Cup finals, Morocco have four points ahead of their Group F finale against Canada and look set to get out of the group stage for just the second time in their history of the World Cup.

Belgium can have no complaints as defense run ragged again

This was exactly the same performance as their win against Canada. Belgium were slow in possession, sloppy on the ball and they were slow defensively and couldn’t cope when Morocco got the ball wide early and cut inside to run at them. Roberto Martinez has an ageing squad and the worst thing is, they know it. Kevin de Bruyne’s comments before this tournament proved there is no real belief in this Belgian side that they can make a deep run in this tournament and the No. 2 ranked team in the world look totally out of energy and confidence. Morocco worked so hard and shut down Belgium’s main threats and this star-studded Belgian team can have no complaints with the defeat which puts them in danger of crashing out of the group stage.

For Morocco, this was a historic win and manager Walid Regragui only too over in recent months and in his six games as Morocco boss they have yet to concede a goal and the entire team is united. Goalkeeper Yassine Bounou lined up to take part in the game but pulled out due to illness, so Munir came in late in the day to start and stood tall as this Morocco side is fully behind their manager and have a clear playing style and identity. That is remarkable and their fans have delivered a whole new dimension to this tournament.

Stars of the show

Belgium vs Morocco
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Sofiane Boufal: Superb display as he gave Meunier a torrid time. Cut inside brilliantly in the second half and curled an effort just wide.

Hakim Ziyech: So dangerous on the ball and whipped in some great deliveries and kept the ball to help Morocco get further up the pitch.

Sofyan Amrabat: Absolutely sensational in midfield. The Fiorentina star shut down Kevin de Bruyne and Co. and won the ball back and shut down everything centrally.

How to watch Belgium vs Morocco live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 8am ET – Sunday, November 27
Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor 
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)

Key storylines, players to watch closely

Kevin de Bruyne was almost apologetic after being named man of the match against Canada as he said he and his teammates really struggled in their World Cup opener. Belgium have to give their back three more protection as they are really susceptible to speedy wide players cutting in wide and teams playing direct and cutting out their midfield playmakers. Roberto Martinez starts Meunier and Onana in this game to try and give Belgium a little more control and solidity. Michy Batshuayi continues to fill in for the injured Romelu Lukaku once again.

Morocco will try and do exactly what Canada did to Belgium and they have the players to do it. Ziyech and Boufal will cause problems out wide and Morocco looked solid defensively against Croatia. There is a real whiff of an upset in the air around this one as Morocco will be roared on by their large group of supporters in Qatar.

Belgium quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 2
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 14
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from UEFA (1st place)
Coach: Roberto Martinez
Key players: Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard

Morocco Rica quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 22
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 6
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from CAF
Coach: Vahid Halilhodzic
Key players: Achraf Hakimi, Yassine Bounou, Youssef En-Nesyri, Romain Saiss

USMNT player ratings: A young team comes of age at the World Cup


For 90 minutes on Friday, the USMNT outplayed England at the 2022 World Cup and looked like the side full of Premier League and global superstars.

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For the second straight game, the Yanks came flying out of the starting gate and set the tempo early on. Only this time, they didn’t retreat into their shell. This young team is growing, very quickly, right before our eyes, in their most difficult game of the group stage, at a World Cup.

USMNT player ratings vs England

GK – Matt Turner: 7 – We knew he was the best shot-stopper in the USMNT player pool, but his distribution — both short and long — were fantastic on Friday. With England forced out wide and to cross so much, he had to be strong and confident going up to catch the ball. And he was.

RB – Sergiño Dest: 7.5 – One of his best performances for the USMNT, both attacking and defensively, as he, Tim Weah and Weston McKennie frequently overloaded Luke Shaw. England didn’t have an answer for their combination play down the right wing.

CB – Walker Zimmerman: 6.5 – Harry Kane’s impact on Friday’s game was virtually zero, with two, three and sometimes four blue shirts surrounding him every time he touched the ball, and Zimmerman was typically first on the scene with pressure hot on his heels (literally).

CB – Tim Ream: 7 – It’s been simply incredible to see Ream come into this team, take up a starting spot and thrive in his role as not only the elder statesman of the squad, but also the initiator of possession. And he’s been brilliant. Just brilliant.

LB – Antonee Robinson: 7 – Much like Dest on the right, Robinson was a menace down the left flank and keeping Bukayo Saka on the back foot for 78 minutes. Using possession to defend and control games is what the great teams do, and the USMNT came dangerously close to doing just that on Friday.

DM – Tyler Adams: 8 – Jude Bellingham posed a serious threat as the central midfield pushing forward into attack on the right side of midfield, but Adams did a fantastic job shadowing him anytime he made those runs forward and never letting the full backs become outnumbered. It was the biggest threat that the USMNT defense would face, and Adams effectively nullified it.

CM – Yunus Musah: 7 – No one was more calm or comfortable playing through England’s midfield, pressing or not, time and again on Friday. Every time Ream or Robinson found themselves in trouble, it was a stinging pass into Musah’s feet that got them out of it. He’s 19 years old and already the safety net for a side that has taken two massive steps toward the knockout rounds.

CM – Weston McKennie: 6.5 – The game’s best scoring chance fell to McKennie midway through the first half, a difficult chance on the half-volley from near the penalty spot. He has a reputation as a big-game player, so he’ll be expected to put that one away next time.

RW/CF – Tim Weah: 7 – Weah’s deployment as a more narrow winger/center forward hybrid gave England fits, occupying both center backs and pinning the full backs deeper defensively than they would have liked. After scoring in the manner he did against Wales, England were forced to respect his speed in behind, which created acres of space between the Three Lions’ midfield and defense for McKennie and Dest to exploit on the right and Robinson and Christian Pulisic on the left.

CF – Haji Wright: 6.5 – Hold-up play and the ability to occupy both center backs on his own were the reasons Wright was picked to start against England, and he provided plenty of both, and it was an incredibly important job that opened up space for the rest of the attack.

LW/LM – Christian Pulisic: 6.5 – Not his best game by any stretch, but he hit the crossbar late in the first half and was somewhat sacrificed in the 4-4-2/4-3-3 hybrid setup. He crossed the ball seven times, which will have played into England’s hands in keeping him out of the middle of the field, but it wasn’t a lost cause with Wright and Weah in the middle.

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Leicester cruise past West Ham, into 2022 World Cup break (video)


West Ham vs Leicester recap: James Maddison and Harvey Barnes scored either side of halftime to give the Foxes a 2-0 victory in east London on Saturday, entering the 2022 World Cup break on a real high.

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The victory makes four in five games for Leicester (17 points – 12th place), who began the season with just one point from their first seven games. West Ham (14 points – 16th), meanwhile, have just one win from their last six PL games (1W-1D-4L), as they slip to within two places and one point of the relegation zone.


What we learned from West Ham vs Leicester

James Maddison, in the form of his life, injured in final game before World Cup

Maddison’s goal was simply the continuation of the 25-year-old’s red-hot form of late, taking his recent tally to five goals and three assists in his last eight PL appearances. At the very least, he was set be called upon to provide a creative spark off the bench for England at the 2022 World Cup in a matter of days, before coming off with an apparent injury to his right leg.

Physios appeared to test Maddison’s knee as he sat on the ground in the 25th minute at London Stadium. Eventually, he made the long, slow walk across the field and went straight down the tunnel. A potentially heartbreaking blow for a player who’ll be 29 and a long shot to make the World Cup in 2026.

How to watch West Ham vs Leicester live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10 am ET, Saturday
TV channel: Peacock
Online: Stream via Peacock Premium

Key storylines & star players

It’s been an incredibly busy first half(-ish) of the season for David Moyes’ men, and they’ll likely welcome the World Cup break with open arms after playing 23 games, both domestically and abroad. Navigating the group stage of the Europa Conference League was a breeze for West Ham (they won all six games), but at what cost? In five Premier League fixtures immediately following their Thursday excursions on the continent, West Ham went 1W-1D-3L. The gap between the Hammers (15th) and another European qualification (7th-place Chelsea, currently) is just seven points, just as it is for eight other sides currently caught up in the mid-table traffic jam.

Another side in said mid-table mess is Leicester, who took a very different path to 14th place: 10 points from their last five games, after just four from their first nine games. In the first nine games, Leicester conceded 24 goals; in the last five, one (to Manchester City). Wesley Fofan’s untimely and messy departure didn’t serve anyone well, but the least of which was Leicester, who also saw club legend Kasper Schmeichel leave the club in the summer, with Danny Ward, who served as a backup for four seasons and made just one Premier League start in that time, taking over in goal.

West Ham team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Emerson Palmieri (undisclosed), Maxwel Cornet (calf)

Leicester team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Caglar Soyuncu (hamstring), Ricardo Pereira (achilles), Ryan Bertrand (knee), James Justin (achilles)

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Premier League injury news, 2022-23 season


Premier League injury news: It’s time to take a look at which players might be unavailable for matchweek 16 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: Emile Smith Rowe (groin), Takehiro Tomiyasu (undisclosed)

Aston Villa injuries

OUT: Philippe Coutinho (thigh), Diego Carlos (achilles)

Bournemouth injuries

OUT: Chris Mepham (suspension), David Brooks (fitness), Lloyd Kelly (knee), Neto (hamstring)

Brentford injuries

OUT: Kristoffer Ajer (knee), Pontus Jansson (hamstring), Aaron Hickey (ankle), Thomas Strakosha (ankle), Shandon Baptiste (adductor), Charlie Goode (knee)

Brighton & Hove Albion injuries

OUT: Jakub Moder (knee)

Chelsea injuries

OUT: N’Golo Kante (hamstring – out for World Cup), Reece James (knee – out for World Cup), Wesley Fofana (knee), Kepa Arrizabalaga (foot), Ben Chilwell (hamstring), Carney Chuwuemeka (hamstring) | QUESTIONABLE: Jorginho (foot)

Crystal Palace injuries

OUT: Odsonne Edouard (thigh), Chris Richards (leg), James McArthur (groin)

Everton injuries

OUT: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh), Mason Holgate (knee), Andros Townsend (knee) | QUESTIONABLE: Amadou Onana (ankle), Idrissa Gueye (thigh)

Fulham injuries

OUT: Aleksandar Mitrovic (ankle), Harrison Reed (suspension), Kenny Tete (suspension), Manor Solomon (knee), Neeskens Kebano (achilles)

Leeds United injuries

OUT: Luis Sinisterra (foot), Stuart Dallas (thigh), Adam Forshaw (ankle), Joe Gelhardt (undisclosed) | QUESTIONABLE: Patrick Bamford (groin), Archie Gray (ankle)

Leicester City injuries

OUT: Caglar Soyuncu (hamstring), Ricardo Pereira (achilles), Ryan Bertrand (knee), James Justin (achilles)

Liverpool injuries

OUT: Luis Diaz (knee), Diogo Jota (thigh), Arthur Melo (thigh) | QUESTIONABLE: Joel Matip (calf), Naby Keita (undisclosed), James Milner (head)

Manchester City injuries

OUT: Kyle Walker (groin), Benjamin Mendy (suspension – MORE)

Manchester United injuries

OUT: Raphael Varane (thigh), Diogo Dalot (suspension), Axel Tuanzebe (undisclosed), Brandon Williams (undisclosed), Mason Greenwood (suspension – MORE) | QUESTIONABLE: Antony (undisclosed), Jadon Sancho (illness)

Newcastle United injuries

OUT: Aleksander Isak (thigh), Ryan Fraser (calf), Matt Ritchie (calf), Emil Krafth (knee), Paul Dummett (calf)

Nottingham Forest injuries

OUT: Giulian Biancone (knee), Omar Richards (calf), Moussa Niakhate (thigh), Jack Colback (back), Harry Toffolo (thigh) | QUESTIONABLE: Cheickou Kouyate (knock), Scott McKenna (knock)

Southampton injuries

OUT: Valentino Livramento (knee), Kyle Walker-Peters (thigh) | QUESTIONABLE: Juan Larios (adductor)

Tottenham Hotspur injuries

OUT: Son Heung-min (face – MORE), Cristian Romero (thigh)

West Ham United injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Emerson Palmieri (undisclosed), Maxwel Cornet (calf)

Wolverhampton Wanderers injuries

OUT: Diego Costa (suspension), Raul Jimenez (groin), Pedro Neto (ankle), Sasa Kalajdzic (torn ACL), Chiquinho (knee) | QUESTIONABLE: Matheus Nunes (shoulder), Jonny (undisclosed)