Welcome to our weekly CHIP update after Match Day 10! If you are not up to date with the Comin Home Index of Power or need an introduction to it before going ahead with this week’s update, you can always check our introduction by following this link. Other than that, here’s our most-recent update after last weekend’s games and with the last international break before the World Cup already in the books.
This match day had multiple teams from the top half of the table going against one another with other top squads playing teams in the mid-table. So whereas MD 10 did not generate many power points on the CHIP, this week was sure to deliver. The second-most power points for a week were accrued on the index for MD 11 and only bettered by MD 2.
Liverpool defending their home pitch against the second-place Sky Blues garnered the greatest amount of added power this week. The Seagulls' new manager saw the squad lose for the second week in a row but only for the third time this season and so the Bees' win over Brighton was the second-strongest result of the week. Newcastle added an extra slice of power compared to Manchester United since the draw was earned at Old Trafford.
Chelsea continue to edge up the CHIP table but, residing in only ninth place, they still boast a poor value for their 19 points and fourth place on the Premier League table. Of the nine matches they have played, eight were against teams from the bottom half of the table. They will now get to better prove their EPL ranking as they edge their opposition level up into being from the top half of the table later this week when they travel to Brentford. Their challenge ramps up from there with games against Man Utd, Brighton, Arsenal, and Newcastle before the break.
Leeds are winless in six which leaves them stuck in neutral on the CHIP as other squads accrue points even if at a minimal pace. Wolves, Villa, and Southampton are bunched together in places 16-18. Nottingham and Leicester, consistently leaking power points into negative totals, continue to drift together off the tail end of the league.
Here are the full CHIP ranks through MD11.