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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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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Germany squad for 2022 World Cup

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The 26 players in the Germany squad for the 2022 World Cup have been confirmed by head coach Hansi Flick.

Germany go into the World Cup as the 6th favorites (+1000) to win the trophy as the four-time world champions play at a major international tournament under a manager other than Joachim Low for the first time since the 2006 World Cup (three World Cups and four European Championships).

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Though Low has moved on, a handful of longtime stalwarts remain as Flick, previously the assistant under Low, puts his own personal stamp on Die Mannschaft. 36-year-old Manuel Neuer (113 caps) remains captain, with 33-year-old Thomas Muller (118 caps, 44 goals), 27-year-old Joshua Kimmich (70 caps) and 32-year-old Ilkay Gundogan (62 caps) all still very much in the first-team picture.

There is also a new generation of sensational talent coming through the German ranks, with 19-year-old midfielder Jamal Musiala establishing himself as a regular starter for Bayern Munich over the last 18 months, 20-year-old defender Armel Bella-Kotchap hitting the ground running in the Premier League with Southampton this season, and 20-year-old forward Karim Adeyemi being hailed as the next great striker to pass through Borussia Dortmund. 17-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko, who has been tabbed the next next great striker to pass through Dortmund, was also selected despite the fact he is yet to be capped by Germany.

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Below is a look at the confirmed Germany squad for the World Cup.


Confirmed Germany squad for 2022 World Cup

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Kevin Trapp, Marc-Andre ter Stegen

Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, David Raum, Matthias Ginter, Thilo Kehrer, Niklas Sule, Lukas Klostermann, Christian Gunter, Nico Schlotterbeck, Armel Bella-Kotchap

Midfielders: Joshua Kimmich, Kai Havertz, Leon Goretzka, Mario Gotze, Jamal Musiala, Julian Brandt, Jonas Hofmann, Ilkay Gundogan

Forwards: Niclas Fullkrug, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane, Karim Adeyemi, Youssoufa Moukoko


Who didn’t make the Germany team?

Defenders: Benjamin Heinrichs, Jonathan Tah

Midfielders: Marco Reus, Julian Draxler, Julian Weigl

Forwards: Timo Werner, Lukas Nmecha

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Niclas Fullkrug provides huge point for Germany vs Spain

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A pair of substitutes did the scoring Sunday as Alvaro Morata and Niclas Fullkrug traded second-half goals in a 1-1 draw that leaves World Cup Group E wide open heading into the final match day.

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Spain now meets Japan will one more point than its final day opponents, while Germany will meet Costa Rica with one point to Los Ticos’ three.

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Germany stays alive as two giants stage chess match of sorts

Luis Enrique’s Spain predictably didn’t have the control they had over Costa Rica on Sunday, but they did keep around 65 percent of the ball for most of the game and clogged up the heart of the box when Germany got the ball to a dangerous part of town.

When Germany did manage to find the goal, standing there Unai Simon. The Athletic BIlbao keeper was especially impressive when he stopped Jamal Musiala point blank after the hour mark, but his dominance wouldn’t last when Germany found a second bite at the apple from around the same spot.

Hansi Flick would have wanted all three points for his German team after beating Japan on the first day and now will hope Costa Rica looks more like the team waxed 7-0 by Spain and less like the side that pounced on a Japan error and won 1-0 on Sunday.

Spain, meanwhile, suddenly has to look at two solid performances and realize it has to at least draw Spain to reach the knockout rounds.


Stars of the show

Jordi Alba

Unai Simon

Niclas Fullkrug

Leon Goretzka

Jamal Musiala

Spain vs Germany
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Alvaro Morata goal video

Niclas Fullkrug goal video


How to watch Spain vs Germany live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 2pm ET, Sunday (November 27)
Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)


Key storylines, players to watch closely

Though they’re unlikely to score seven goals again (probably) at this World Cup, Spain will undoubtedly cause one or two more sides (at least) plenty of fits and problems with their high-tempo press. Young and athletic as they were with Pedri, Gavi, Dani Olmo, Ferran Torres and Marco Asensio all in the attacking half, Luis Enrique’s side won’t be getting ahead of itself after just one game, with the experience of Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Cesar Azpilicueta keeping them grounded and leading the way.

Things in the German camp are quite the opposite right now, as Hansi Flick already finds himself under immense pressure in his first major tournament in charge. Even at 1-0 up, Germany were unconvincing and only in the lead because Japan needed to make three substitutions before they could come to life. Once they saw that Germany were there for the taking, Japan upped their tempo considerably and Die Mannschaft simply couldn’t cope.


Spain quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 7
World Cup titles: 1 (2010)
World Cup appearances: 16
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from UEFA (1st place)
Coach: Luis Enrique
Key players: Rodri, Pedri, Pau Torres, Jordi Alba

Germany quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 11
World Cup titles: 4 (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)
World Cup appearances: 20
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from UEFA (1st place)
Coach: Hansi Flick
Key players: Manuel Neuer, Antonio Rudiger, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka

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Darwin Nunez delivers as Liverpool rides past Southampton

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Darwin Nunez scored his fourth and fifth goals of the Premier League season to give Liverpool a 3-1 win over Southampton on Saturday at Anfield, sending the Reds off to the World Cup break on a positive note.

Saints got a goal from Che Adams in the loss, as new manager Nathan Jones took the reins for a very tricky first fixture.

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Roberto Firmino had given Liverpool a 1-0 lead after six minutes, with Saints quickly replying, as all four goals were scored in the game’s first 42 minutes.

Liverpool moves into sixth place for the moment, its 22 points one more than yet-to-play Brighton and Chelsea and one behind Manchester United.

Southampton remains in the drop zone with 12 points, two points behind losing Everton.

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Here’s everything you need for Liverpool vs Southampton.


What we learned from Liverpool vs Southampton

Darwin Nunez really has arrived: He’s going to be measured unfairly against Erling Haaland this season, but Darwin Nunez continues to look more and more like the star center forward Liverpool needed to one day fully replace Roberto Firmino. We say one day because Firmino is showing he’s not done yet and can teach plenty to his Uruguayan understudy, but Nunez found his finishing in the Champions League and now has been finding regular chances in the Premier League.

Nathan Jones’ real work begins now: While Jurgen Klopp was forced to manage from the stands thanks to the delayed enforcement of his post-Man City antics punishment, new Southampton boss Nathan Jones would’ve been forgiven if he stayed in the executive box to watch Saints rather than put ‘Liverpool away’ down as his first Premier League match in charge of Southampton. The fiery Jones has some talent to mold at St. Mary’s as the jury’s obviously out on whether Saints have made the right replacement for Ralph Hasenhuttl… as well as whether it was time to remove the Austrian at all.


Tactical focus

The game was tighter than the score indicates, with Saints managing five of the game’s 12 shots on target and keeping 40 percent of the ball. And Liverpool really did need Alisson Becker’s four saves. It didn’t look like Liverpool was under fire, but Saints did manage some good chances for their new boss.


Stars of the Show

Darwin Nunez

Andy Robertson

Che Adams

Alisson Becker

Harvey Elliott

Gavin Bazunu


What’s next?

World Cup break! Liverpool returns Dec. 20 with a League Cup Round of 16 visit to Man City before a Premier League trip to Aston Villa on Boxing Day.

On the same days, Southampton hosts Lincoln City in the League Cup and then Brighton in the PL.

Roberto Firmino goal video: Liverpool strikes early

Che Adams goal video: JWP services helps Saints go level

Darwin Nunez goal videos


How to watch Liverpool vs Southampton live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET, Saturday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com


Key storylines

A win here would be a big boost for Liverpool as they try to head into the World Cup break on a high and within touching distance of the top four. Their win at Tottenham proved they’re capable of reaching their very best and they had to dig in during the second half of that game to hold on to all three points. Defeats against Nottingham Forest and Leeds in recent weeks will make Klopp wary of Saints though, as Liverpool will likely dominate possession but will be wary of getting caught out on the counter. As for Saints, well, this is a free hit. After sacking Hasenhuttl nobody expects them to get anything at Anfield and if they do, they will go into the World Cup break on a high. Even though they’re in the relegation zone they are just four points off 11th place in the table and have an easier schedule coming up in late December and early January. The youngest team in the Premier League needs to grow up. Fast.


In-form players to keep an eye on

Mohamed Salah scored twice against Tottenham last weekend and has scored five goals in his last four outings in the Premier League and Champions League. Andy Robertson has made a huge difference since his return from injury, while goalkeeper Alisson has also been superb and probably Liverpool’s best player this season. Most of Saints’ squad is bang out of form, as you would expect as they sit in the bottom three. However, French left back Romain Perraud scored against Newcastle last week and has been solid defensively and very good going forward. Che Adams has been working so hard but just hasn’t taken enough of the big chances which have come his way.


Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup options

Luis Diaz, Arthur Melo, Joel Matip, and Diogo Jota remain out, Naby Keita has stepped up his recovery while James Milner returns to the bench. and Joel Matip should be in the squad. Klopp will be relieved that some of his injury issues have eased but it has impacted his selection in recent weeks. Salah, Darwin Nunez, and Roberto Firmino start in attack.


Southampton team news, injuries, lineup options

Who knows how Saints will line up for this clash. They only have three injury concerns, two at right back and one at left back, with Kyle Walker-Peters and Tino Livramento out but both will be available after the World Cup break. Juan Larios joined them on the sidelines as the young left back was injured while playing as an emergency right back against Newcastle last time out.


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 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)