Welcome to our weekly CHIP update after Match Day 20! 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!
The top six teams in the English Premier League played one another and the Gunners, Red Devils, and our Mags took away the spoils and the greatest amount of power points on Match Day 20.
Manchester United’s joy was cut short with their mid-week make-up match against Crystal Palace. The tie at Selhurst Park added points but it was a nominal impact. The faces of the players as they walked off the pitch told you that tie felt more like a loss to them.
Tottenham not only lost at home to Arsenal but also had a make-up game away against City and lost both. With Liverpool’s loss to Brighton at the AMEX, the Spurs and Reds are slipping down to join Chelsea in the mid-table of the CHIP.
A quick word about the run of opponents Crystal Palace are up against... Chelsea, Man Utd, Newcastle, Man Utd (again), Brighton, Brentford, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Man City, and then Arsenal. They do not play anyone currently below them on the EPL table from January through March. By the beginning of April, Leicester and Leeds may have moved above them in the EPL. The next match they may be favored in could be Apr. 15. That is pretty amazing for a mid-table squad.
Wolverhampton’s win at Molineux over the Hammers was enough to leapfrog West Ham on the CHIP table. Everton’s disastrous loss at home versus bottom-of-the-table Southampton makes them the largest loser of the latest matchday.
Southampton’s win over the Toffees was not near enough to pull them out of the foot of the table. Leicester’s embarrassing loss to Nottingham leaves the Foxes well entrenched in the bottom three. So the bottom four spots on the CHIP are currently filled with West Ham, Everton, Leicester, and Southampton. All are rather good-sized clubs all having dreadful years to date.
Here are the full CHIP ranks through MD20.