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English Premier League Week 16 Observations - Look Forward to Week 17. Bournemouth shows some growth.

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Chelsea has lost as many games this season as Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool combined...8. I have officially given up any hope of Chelsea finishing in the top half and we aren't even half way into the season yet. They won't be relegated though.

2.       Bournemeouth had a solid win over Chelsea. Their upcoming matchup for Manchester United should be a fun one to watch. I don't anticipate a win but they are becoming more competitive.

a.       Bournemouth has run further in physical yards than any other team this year.

3.       Leicester City is on an unsustainable pace - they lead the league in Penalty Kicks and are 9th in Crosses, 13th in Corner Kicks, and 18th in forcing teams offsides. Their one major force is shots where they are 4th in the league with 76 or about 5 per game and finally possession where they are the 17th best team in the league. They won't jump down dramatically but by the end of January they will be out of the top 3. I'm bearish on the Foxes over the next month and a half.

4.       Manchester City is coming into their own (again) this season as Arsenal is headed down. Manchester City will bounce back strong against Swansea City this week. Swansea City lost to Leicester City 3-0 last week but won't be able to overcome the overall talent of Manchester City. Kevin de Bruyne is playing amazing right now.

a.       This is not to diminish Stoke City who had impressive play from Xherdan Shaqiri, Marko Arnautovic and Bojan Krkic.

5.       Tottenham Hotspurs have 1 loss in their last 14 Premier League Matchups.

6.       Liverpool lost again at home (that's 2 of the last 3). They are on the road next week against West Bromwich Albion which they should do well at as long as they can keep Saido Berahino in check. Alberto Monreno and Daniel Sturridge played well in the game Liverpool's game this week as well.

7.       Watford has won their last two (granted against Norwich City and Aston Villa). This upcoming week should be a good match against Sunderland who is playing better under Sam Allardyce.

8.       There have been a higher percentage of away wins this season than any other season dating back to 1992. 34% of the time, the away team has won. There are six points between Leicester and Tottenham. It has only been this close one other time in the last 8 years.

9.       Clean sheets by Adrian, Jake Butland, Artur Boruc, David De Gea, Rene Gilmartin and Tim Krul

10.   There isn't much to be excited about in Aston Villa these days. They are at near historic lows for a Premier League team but midfielders Jack Grealish and Jordan Veretout are standing out as rallying efforts for them.

Power Rankings

12/9/2015

Manchester City

1

Arsenal

2

Tottenham Hotspur

3

Leicester City

4

Liverpool

5

Manchester United

6

Everton

7

West Ham United

8

Stoke City

9

Watford

10

Crystal Palace

11

West Bromwich Albion

12

Southampton

13

Bournemouth

14

Chelsea

15

Sunderland

16

Swansea City

17

Aston Villa

18

Newcastle United

19

Norwich City

20