Evaluating the file of the ‘Large Six’ towards one another thus far this season

The ‘Large Six’ mini-league can have a decisive final result on the Premier League desk, with fixtures between the division’s high sides usually vital within the final result of the title and race for Champions League soccer.

Arsenal have continued their robust season this month with essential victories over Tottenham and Manchester United, extending their spectacular file within the greatest video games.

Following these wins, we have determined to check every of the ‘Large Six’ and their data towards one another this season.

6. Tottenham – 1 level (6 video games)

Antonio Conte has confronted questions on Tottenham’s mentality this season and the north Londoners have struggled when developing towards the remainder of the ‘Large Six’.

In six video games towards the Premier League’s high golf equipment this season, Spurs have taken only a single level. That draw got here with a last-gasp Harry Kane equalizer at Chelsea in August, with Spurs having since misplaced all 5 conferences with Arsenal (twice), Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis.

It’s a file that Conte will know should enhance. Spurs took 11 factors from their ten video games towards the ‘Large Six’ final season, a file which included house and away wins towards Manchester Metropolis. This time round Spurs have did not win in six fixtures, scoring six objectives and conceding 15 occasions.

5. Chelsea – 3 factors (5 video games)

Chelsea are additionally and not using a win in ‘Large Six’ match-ups this season, however have taken three factors from their 5 fixtures up to now.

The west Londoners have drawn with Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool, whereas struggling defeats to title-chasing Arsenal and Manchester Metropolis.

Nonetheless, 4 of Chelsea’s 5 ‘Large Six’ contests have come on house soil and with journeys to the Etihad, Outdated Trafford, the Emirates and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium nonetheless to return this season, enhancements will likely be required from Graham Potter’s struggling facet.

Chelsea have scored simply three objectives of their 5 fixtures towards ‘Large Six’ sides this season and have gained simply two of their final 11 video games within the Premier League. Tenth within the desk, the stress is on Potter to show across the membership’s fortunes.

4. Liverpool – 7 factors (5 video games)

Liverpool went unbeaten in video games towards the ‘Large Six’ in 2021/22, securing 4 wins and 6 attracts towards the Premier League’s main sides.

Jurgen Klopp’s facet have struggled to duplicate these ranges this time round nonetheless, and are ninth within the Premier League desk. It has been a blended file in clashes towards the ‘Large Six’, because the Reds have recorded two wins, a draw and two defeats.

Liverpool misplaced at each Manchester United and Arsenal, however beat Spurs in north London and secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over Manchester Metropolis at Anfield. A goalless draw with Chelsea final weekend made it seven factors from 5 video games towards the ‘Large Six’ this season.

3. Manchester Metropolis – 5 video games – 9 factors

Manchester Metropolis dominated the ‘Large Six’ mini-league final season on their path to being topped Premier League champions as soon as once more.

Metropolis gained six, drew two and misplaced two of their ten video games final season, with their victories together with house thrashings towards Arsenal (5-0) and Manchester United (4-1). This time round Metropolis have overwhelmed Manchester United, Spurs and Chelsea, however have suffered defeats on the highway at Liverpool and within the reverse Manchester Derby fixture earlier this month.

Pep Guardiola’s facet are second within the desk, 5 factors behind Arsenal having performed a recreation extra. The title challengers haven’t confronted off this season up to now, in two fixtures which may have a decisive affect on the vacation spot of the title.

Metropolis first journey to face Arsenal on February 15, earlier than their second showdown on the Etihad on April 26. The 2 groups will meet in a gown rehearsal within the FA Cup’s fourth spherical this weekend.

2. Man United – 13 factors (7 video games)

Manchester United have made progress this season with the membership’s 13 factors in ‘Large Six’ encounters already greater than the Pink Devils amassed in 2021/22 (11).

Erik ten Hag’s group have proven encouraging indicators and underlined their enchancment with a 2-1 win over Manchester Metropolis this month, with the Residents, Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal having all departed Outdated Trafford and not using a level this season.

Marcus Rashford has been in effective kind for Ten Hag’s group and has 5 objectives towards the ‘Large Six’ through the present marketing campaign.

After the membership’s worst ever Premier League season in 2021/22, United are exhibiting shoots of restoration below their new head coach.

1. Arsenal – 6 video games – 15 factors

Arsenal have turned the ‘Large Six’ mini-league on its head this season, topping the head-to-head video games after ending backside final season.

The Gunners earned simply 9 factors from ten ‘Large Six’ video games final season, however have gained 5 of six this time round in what has been the membership’s greatest ever begin to a league season. That determine is the greater than in any full season since 2007/08 (18) and has contributed to the north Londoners lead within the Premier League title race.

Mikel Arteta’s facet have proven a metal and mettle that has been missing in previous Arsenal groups, opening up a five-point benefit on the high of the division with a recreation in hand.

Bukayo Saka has now scored or assisted towards each ‘Large Six’ facet that he has confronted this season, after scoring a shocking effort in final weekend’s win over Manchester United. Arsenal have already confronted each United and Spurs twice this season, with no different group having already performed two of the opposite ‘Large Six’ golf equipment house and away.

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