Premier League Pecking Order- Matchweek 4 (Premier League Season 2022/23- In a Nutshell)
The pecking order is based on the performance of the Premier League teams during the given Matchweek; on this occasion, it’s Matchweek 4. The Premier League Pecking Order starts with the 20th team (worst performed team) in the Pecking Order and finishes with the 1st team (best performed team) in the Pecking Order.
20- AFC Bournemouth
AFC Bournemouth performed extremely poorly, losing 9-nil to Liverpool.
19- Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest relied heavily on their goalkeeper, Dean Henderson to stay in the game on the scoreboard. He saved a penalty from Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur and made plenty of other saves, which indicated the final two goal loss flattered Nottingham Forest, as it could’ve been an obliteration on the scoreboard.
18- Leicester City
Leicester City lost to Chelsea, despite Chelsea having ten men for the majority of the game. They failed to control the balance of play, until the final part of the game where they threatened to score.
17- Leeds United
Leeds United were outplayed by Brighton and Hove Albion. There’s no doubt that Leeds United would be disappointed with their display, despite only losing the game by one goal.
16- Aston Villa
Aston Villa would be disappointed with their display against West Ham United. They did have more possession than West Ham United with 57.8%, but at the end of the day they lost the game.
15- West Ham United
West Ham United may have won the game against Aston Villa 1-nil, but their performance was average as they didn’t create many clear-cut opportunities. Nevertheless, they showed character to win against Aston Villa away from home.
Fulham played some good football and threatened to win the games and they scored the opening goal of the game against Arsenal. Their goalkeeper, Bernd Leno was outstanding, but made a mistake late in the game, which meant that Arsenal won the game 2-1.
13- Newcastle United
Newcastle United put in an average display in a game that they would’ve wanted to win against Wolverhampton Wanderers. They can thank Allan Saint-Maximin for rescuing a point with a tremendous strike late in the game.
12- Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers played some good football against Newcastle United. They may have only had 36.1% possession, but a draw was probably a fair result.
Everton would have been satisfied with their display against Brentford. It was a game that they could’ve won, but they weren’t clinical enough in the final third. The game could’ve gone either way.
Southampton played some good football, even though they lost 1-nil to Manchester United. They had 17 shots to Manchester Uniteds 11.
Brentford played some good football against Everton. There were some good substitutions made by Thomas Frank with two of the substitutes involved in the equaliser that meant the final score was 1-all.
8- Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace were exceptional in the first half against Manchester City as they went into the half time break with a 2-nil lead. They tried valiantly, but in the end Manchester City were too good, winning the game 4-2.
Arsenal did a good job to come from behind against Fulham after trailing 1-nil they won the game 2-1. They finished the game with double the amount of shots than Fulham, with 22 compared with Fulhams 11.
6- Manchester United
Manchester United put in a reasonable shift. They played as a team and got the three points in a danger game against Southampton.
Chelsea played a lot of the game against Leicester City with ten men. Despite that, they showed plenty of character to claim all three points thanks to a brace from Raheem Sterling.
4- Brighton and Hove Albion
Brighton and Hove Albion did a good job to beat Leeds United 1-nil. They had four shots on target to Leeds Uniteds two.
3- Manchester City
Manchester City came back from a two-goal deficit to win 4-2 against a Crystal Palace team that played well.
2- Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur controlled the game against Nottingham Forest. The 2-nil win didn’t reflect their dominance, as they had many clear cut chances saved by Nottingham Forest goalkeeper, Dean Henderson.
Liverpool dominated their game against AFC Bournemouth with a 9-nil, so it was a no brainer that they were the team that performed the best in Matchweek 4.
Premier League Pecking Order- Matchweek 4 (Premier League Season 2022/23- Final Thoughts)
It was a difficult Matchweek to formulate the order of the Pecking Order in, which made the Pecking Order in Matchweek 4 a challenging exercise. Despite that, it was easy to pick the first and last teams in the Pecking Order as Liverpool smashed AFC Bournemouth 9-nil. Manchester United won their second game in a row, Chelsea won with ten men and Manchester City won a game against Crystal Palace that they trailed 2-nil in at half time.