If you’re looking for the 2022-23 Premier League table, you’ve come to the right place.
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After a break before the 2022 World Cup, the Premier League is back with a bang and the start of 2023 has been a lot of fun.
Who look like title contenders and/or favorites?
Nearly halfway through the 2022-23 season, Arsenal and Manchester City look head and shoulders above the rest, although Newcastle have no intention of leaving and Manchester United have entered the fray.
The Gunners will be busy during the title challenge as Erling Haaland continues to storm the Premier League with an almost unbelievable goal scoring record.
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An uneven Tottenham Hotspur hangs in the battle for the top four, with Liverpool struggling to stay in the Champions League scrap. Chelsea have a lot of work to do, while Fulham and Brighton are surprisingly stuck on the fringes with great campaigns.
Who are the dropout candidates?
Everton, Bournemouth and Southampton currently occupy the relegation spots.
But Leicester, West Ham, Nottingham Forest, Wolverhampton and Leeds were just a few points away from the bottom three after starting upside down.
Below you will find the latest Premier League table.
Premier League Standings – January 23
Southampton will host Newcastle on Tuesday in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final, and the two Premier League sides have very different seasons.
Nathan Jones and Saints are at the bottom of the Premier League table, but cup competition has given them a breather in recent weeks. Their impressive home win against Manchester City and reaching the semi-finals shows what they can do and while safety in the Premier League is their top priority, the Saints have been a pretty decent team in cups lately: two FA Cup semi-finals, one League Cup Final and now it’s the League Cup Semi-Final in the last seven seasons.
Newcastle are at the opposite end of the table and are in contention for a top four spot under Eddie Howe. They currently have the longest unbeaten streak in top division history and are so hard to break. Newcastle have struggled in cup competitions for many seasons, so reaching the semi-finals of the League Cup is a big achievement for them and they are very interested in reaching the final at Wembley.
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Key storylines and players in good shape to keep an eye on
Nathan Jones has Southampton just two points away from safety and not all is lost in their quest to stay in the Premier League. But time is running out. The Saints are not so interesting to watch now, as they are working on a reliable defense. They have improved in this area but continue to concede goals from set pieces. They must stop doing this. James Ward-Prowse continues to score goals in key moments, but they really need newcomers Carlos Alcaraz and Mislav Orsic to step up and show more quality in the final third. The Saints will try to keep the tension going ahead of the return game against Newcastle next Tuesday.
Newcastle are still very good defensively, but Eddie Howe has admitted he’s worried about their lack of goals. The Magpies have scored just one goal in their last four Premier League matches and have drawn three of their last four matches 0-0. With Chris Wood being allowed to leave for Nottingham Forest last week, it seems Newcastle are hoping Alexander Isak gets back in top form from injury, or they could go into the transfer market looking for a new striker. Everyone expects Newcastle to come out of this semi-final and they will be looking to regain the lead at St James’ Park in the second leg.
Southampton team news, injuries, squad options
Theo Walcott has returned while Armel Bella-Kotchap is close to returning and Jan Bednarek has been recalled from loan at Aston Villa to add experience to the Saints centre-backs. In the next few days, Jones will be actively changing his squad against the backdrop of these League Cup semi-finals, an FA Cup fourth round tie with Blackpool sandwiched between them, and then an away game against Brentford. The Saints badly need Che Adams to regain their scoring, while Moussa Genepo, Sekou Mara and Orsic are likely to start this game.
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— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) January 24, 2023
Newcastle team news, injuries, squad options
Bruno Guimares returned from an ankle injury and played in Newcastle’s rally at Palace. He didn’t look as dynamic as usual, so maybe he’ll rest this time? In addition, Jonjo Shelvey, Emil Kraft and Matt Targett remain injured. Eddie Howe will come up with his strongest starting XI and Allan Saint-Maximin usually likes to play against Southampton.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 24, 2023
Just 24 hours after Frank Lampard was sacked, Everton owner Farhad Moshiri put Everton up for sale at an asking price of $615 million. report from Guardian.
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Moshiri had previously tried to sell part of Everton as the club was in dire financial straits and in dire need of significant cash injections, but the British-Iranian billionaire was unable to find suitable offers and decided to sell the club instead. Tuesday’s news came shortly after a series of protests by Everton fans calling for Moshiri to leave the club.
The manager has already left, and now the owner is going to leave.
Moshiri would like to return the money he has invested in a new stadium being built at Bramley Moor Dock. It is understood that Deloitte has been tasked with selling the club, which is in the Premier League’s relegation zone. Deloitte did not provide any comment when contacted by the Guardian.
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Everton have spent over $860m on player transfers since Moshiri bought the club in 2016.