Welcome to our weekly CHIP update after Match Day 14! 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 the last slate of games took place!
Jesse Marsch’s men went into Anfield, punched in an 89th-minute winner over the currently 9th-place Reds, and took with them the largest CHIP power increase of the week. The power grab pulled Leeds out of the bottom three and all the way up into 13th in a tightly packed 13th-to-18th group in the CHIP table.
Leeds’ top power display was closely followed by Brighton’s win over the even higher-ranked Blues but this win was fought on the home soil of the AMEX Stadium.
On the other side of the Seagull’s win, Chelsea’s poor form against top-10 sides continued with their loss. Graham Potter’s new squad’s position on the EPL table is beginning to more closely reflect their position on the CHIP table.
In fact, all teams’ positions on the CHIP table are now only +/- two positions from their EPL ranking except one: Fulham is three positions higher in the EPL versus the CHIP ranking they have earned. With a game this Saturday at the Etihad and Brentford traveling to City Ground, the prospects are reasonable that this variance reconciles soon.
The balance of the matches on MD14 generally had higher-ranked teams defeating lower-ranked sides with some ties added in. There was very little CHIP power earned or lost and so other squads stayed relatively idle on the CHIP table.
MD15 should add some major power to some teams’ totals, though.
Sunday matchups between London neighbors Chelsea and Arsenal, and Tottenham vs. Liverpool are the main course—with the aforementioned Fulham going against Man. City on Saturday serving as a nice appetizer.
Here are the full CHIP ranks through MD14.