Premier League 2022-23 season has been exceptional in terms of competition till now. Almost every club has played at least 20 game-weeks till now & the suspense is building for the title chase & for the European spot chase. The football pundits have their say about the title & top 6 contenders but statistically, some clubs have already seized their top 6 spots but the title race might go on till the last game week. Let’s go through the table, team stats & the season-end prediction for Premier League 2022-23.
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Premier League 2022-23 Mid-Season Rewind: Top 6 Clubs
This season is witnessing some big highlights, some different challenges & unexpected results. Arsenal has been the most exciting team this season & the credit goes to their manager. After huge ownership changes, Newcastle United is looking scary in terms of defending & also scoring at the right moment. Manchester United looked disjointed at first when their manager first stepped in but they are proving their worth.
Manchester City has won 3 pl titles in the last 4 seasons & this season there is nothing different as they are once again going for the title. The spurs are having a rollercoaster ride this season. Many football Legends & Pundits predicted their title charge as Spurs had a great summer transfer window, but they haven’t succeeded to impress the fans. Brighton on the other hand, is more of an unexpected performer this season, with a proper balance lineup they are holding their ground at the 6th Position.
Premier League 2022-23 Top 6 Clubs Stats:
Most Goals Scored by – Manchester City (53)
Most Goals Conceded by – Tottenham Hotspur (31)
Fewer Goals Scored by – Manchester United (32)
Fewer Goals Scored by – Newcastle United (11)
Most Cleansheets by – Newcastle United (12)
Highest Goal Difference – Manchester City (33)
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Premier League 2022-23 Title Contenders:
Arsenal & Manchester City are the two clubs who are going to fight for the title if there aren’t any miracles happening. Mikel Arteta is a former student of Pep Guardiola whom he idolizes the most as a manager. Arsenal has suffered since Arsene Wenger left the club in 2018. On the other hand, Manchester City has won 4 Premier League titles under Pep Guardiola already. Arsenal is on a great run in the league this season as they have lost only 1 game against Manchester United. Man City on the other side lost 3 matches & after playing 20 matches they are in the second spot with 45 points. The Gunners are on the top with 50 points in 19 games.
The Gunners rely on their build-up play, from Ramsdale to Jesus it’s about keeping the ball & passing toward the very end moment. sign of Pep right? Arteta has learned a lot from Pep Guardiola during his tenure at City. Arsenal’s heart is their Skipper, Martin Odegard. He controls the midfield of the gunners. Odegard has contributed with 8 goals & 5 assists till now. The best things about Odegard are his long-range screamers & vision for key passes.
In the attack, they have Martinelli, Jesus & Saka. Bukayo Saka has been exceptional for both Arsenal & his Country. He has contributed with 7 goals & 7 assists. Martinelli has scored 7 goals & gave 2 assists. Jesus joined Arsenal in the Summer Transfer window from Man City. He has impressed the Gunners with his consistent performance. Jesus has scored 5 goals & contributed with 5 assists.
Sir Alex Ferguson once said, ” Attack wins you games, defence wins you titles”. Saliba & Gabriel has been there being a wall for Arsenal, as they have conceded only 16 goals till now. Zinchenko has been also brilliant for Arsenal. He increases numbers in the midfield during attack & drops during defending. Arsenal signed Zinchenko in the 2022 summer transfer window.
The team is incomplete without the ultimate shot-stopper Ramsdale. Arsenal decided to sign him, and that has proved to be the right decision. Ramsdale has been absolutely incredible and he is the best goalkeeper in Premier Lague at the moment.
Pep Guardiola likes possession play. Every football fans know Guardiola is doing that for a long time since his tenure at Barcelona. Till last season Man City played false 9 and yet they have won 4 premier league titles. This season, they got Haaland & he is scoring goals for fun. City are the highest goal-scoring team in the premier league till now.
Erling Braut Haaland if not the, at least one of the best strikers in the world right now. He has scored 25 goals already this season while playing only 19 games. He has already smashed 4 hattricks in his very first season.
Everyone knows how much Pep loves his midfielders. There is no doubt, Kevin de Bruyne is the best attacking midfielder in the Premier League for Man City. Kdb has been the most inspirational & important player for his team. He has scored 3 goals & gave 11 assists till now in the pl this season. It’s not the best season for him, he has been average in terms of scoring but he is always influential on the pitch & mainly he is a Leader.
Pep Guardiola just loves Phil Foden. He uses him in the wings, and also in midfield whenever the situation demands. Pep Guardiola also said, ” Foden is the most exciting player for him after Lionel Messi”. Foden has scored 7 goals & gave 3 assists till now. On the other hand, Mahrez is having an average season with 4 goals & 3 assists although he hasn’t started every game.
Man City has conceded 20 goals till now this season in Premier League. Akanji has been great for City but the rest has been struggling this season. Ruben Dias is not having a great season, same goes for Joao Cancelo. Man City is looking vulnerable in terms of defending. In recent matches, City has dropped points. They haven’t met Arsenal yet this season. This will be interesting when The Teacher & Student will meet face to face for the title.
Premier League 2022-23 European Spots Contenders:
After the change of ownership, Newcastle united is on fire. They haven’t spent roughly in the transfer window. Newcastle brought players depending on their Manager’s system. They have conceded only 11 goals in the league, thanks to Botman, Schar & Pope. Trippier is one of the most important players for Eddie Howe. Isak’s injuries might be thoughtful for Newcastle but Almiron, Joelington & Saint-maximin have been brilliant for them. Newcastle has a brilliant chance to finish inside the top 4 after 2002-23.
Many football pundits doubted Eric Tenhag when they lost their first two games against Brighton & Brentford. Eth brought Casemiro, Antony & Lisandro Martinez to compete for the top 4. Manchester United beat Liverpool, played a draw away against Chelsea. Still, many pundits said, this is just a fluke. Eth shut everyone down by winning consistently. Manchester City thrashed them by 6-3 but the improvements were being seen by the fans. Rashford who has been struggling in the last season, looking scary right now. Shaw, Wan-bissaka & Bruno improved a lot under Tenhag. They beat Arsenal who was looking unbeatable, then took revenge against City and the show is going on. United needs to sign some players for bench depth to compete against the likes of Chelsea & Liverpool. United is sitting on the 4th Position of the table with 39 points right now.
Chelsea is not in a good form right now as they are struggling with the injuries of their key players. Graham Potter still needs time for competing against the rest. The positive thing is, Chelsea is signing players to strengthen the squad. There are still 18 games left for Chelsea. They have the qualities to improve and compete for the top 6. Chelsea has to work on their attacks. The final outcome is not coming but after the signings, things can go either way for Chelsea. Finishing in the top 4 is looking unrealistic for them but they might finish in the top 6 if they start to improve under Graham Potter.
After a great Summer Transfer window, everyone thought this season might be different for the Spurs but they are struggling once again. Son is looking average, the midfield is looking disjointed. Harry Kane has scored goals but still, they have to improve for competing. They are not the favorites for the Top 6 Spots right now but they have the bench strength and when one team is competing deep down till the last for European spots, bench strength is required. Son has to up his game and midfield has to work like the system demands.
The Stats are right according to 27.01.2023