We have endured a difficult season, with injuries destroying our campaign. When compared to our fantastic last season it makes things look that much worse, but we can learn from our mistakes and come back stronger in 2015/16.
We aren’t the only team to have slumped somewhat this year, and this list shows all the Premier League teams now in comparison to this point last season:
17) Liverpool – 18 points worse (36 games)
It’s no secret that this season has been a disappointing one when compared to last year, but the fact that we are bottom of this table just backs the point up.
Injuries and departures have certainly played their part – we all suspected that the loss of Luis Suarez would hit us hard – but we need to drastically improve if we are to challenge again next season.
The fact that we look set to finish fifth despite being 18 points worse off says a lot about just how superb we were last season, so hopefully we can reach that level – and beyond – again next campaign.
16) Everton – 15 points worse (36 games)
We may have fallen on hard times, but that’s nothing compared to the Toffees. They have endured a shocking season, and have fallen from grace under Roberto Martinez.
15) Newcastle – 10 points worse (36 games)
Oh how they must be regretting letting Alan Pardew get away now. John Carver looks in danger of getting the Magpies relegated, after a dismal run of form.
14) Tottenham – Eight points worse (36 games)
A poor season for Spurs, despite having one of the in form strikers in the league scoring freely. We could have used a striker like Harry Kane at times, or at least a striker in the form he has been showing.
13) Manchester City – Seven points worse (36 games)
The former champions have endured a mixed season, and despite sitting in second place they have been somewhat erratic. We dominated them in our recent clash, which just goes to show we are capable of challenging for the title.