Decided to do a more detailed analysis ... PL (like for like with 2018-19 after 7 games) : Pts -4, GF +2, GA +2. H : Pts -3, GF 0, GA +1 A : Pts -1, GF +2, GA +1.

Is this a like for like in terms of number of games only, or against the same teams as last season, whenever we played them (if you see what I mean)?

PL (like for like with 2018-19 after 8 games) : Pts -7, GF 0, GA +4. H : Pts -3, GF 0, GA +1 A : Pts -4, GF 0, GA +3. CL (like for like with 2018-19 after 2 games) : Pts +1, GF +1, GA +3.

After 9 games it's... This season last season difference Villa home 3pts Fulham 3pts equal City away 1pt 0 points +1 Newcastle home 0 pts 3 points -3 Arsenal away 1 pt 0 pts +1 Palace home 3 pts 3pts equal Leicester away 0 pts 3 pts -3 Southampton home 3pts 3pts equal Brighton away 0 pts 3 pts -3 Watford home 1 pt 3 pts -2 pts Total 12 points 18 points minus 6 points At least we can't lose further ground on last season's total as we play Liverpool next - Edit .... formatting has gone to pot after posting for dome reason

PL (like for like with 2018-19 after 9 games) : Pts -9, GF -1, GA +4. H : Pts -5, GF -1, GA +1 A : Pts -4, GF 0, GA +3. Now dropping 1 pt per game, like for like.

PL (like for like with 2018-19 after 11 games) : Pts -11, GF -4, GA +3. I will not be surprised to see Pochettino gone after the CL group stages.

Until the desired results of round 5 (Spurs do not lose to Olympiakos + Munich do not lose) , get in the queue for an rcl whipping.

PL (like for like with 2018-19 after 12 games) : Pts -13, GF -4, GA +4. Sheffield Utd paired with Cardiff.