Welcome to our weekly CHIP update after Match Day 21! 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!
There has been a lot of Cup and transfer activity for the past two weeks and rightfully so but now it’s time to come back to the EPL. Here is a reminder of how the last round of matches played out as we gear up to smash the Hammers.
Spurs got themselves together and claimed the most powerful outcome on the CHIP table by defeating Fulham at Craven Cottage. The outcome knocked the Cottagers down a couple of slots and moved Tottenham up into sixth.
Arsenal’s victory at home over Man United was the second most powerful outcome of the Match Day. The win extended their power lead off the front end of the CHIP table.
Newcastle’s rather tepid draw at Crystal Palace was enough to tread water and comfortably remain in second position on the CHIP. Man City won their match but they were playing at home and the opponent was 17th-place Wolves so they did not have any opportunity to earn big power points.
At the other end of the table, Leicester’s tie against top-10 side Brighton was enough to leapfrog both Everton and West Ham although Leicester and West Ham are effectively tied. It is enough though for the Foxes to be out of the bottom three. West Ham slips ever so gingerly into the bottom three.
If the EPL were a peloton, Everton and Southampton have “unhitched” and are slipping away from the tail end of the pack.
Here are the full CHIP ranks through MD21.