The rise and rise of the Premier League mid table side

Date: 25th November 2014 at 7:00 pm
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SouthamptonSomething strange is happening in the Premier League this year.

The league table seems to have been turned on it’s head, and clubs have fallen out of their usual formation.

The top of the table is almost unrecognizable as Man Utd, after a rueful start to the season, have now clawed their way back up to the top-four, but messers Arsenal, Everton, Tottenham (and especially strugglers Liverpool) have all failed to really break into the top spots in the league.

At the time of writing, said teams are sitting in eighth, ninth, tenth, and – gasp – twelfth place in the table.

In their absence, those spots haven’t remained empty and with the majority of the supposed big guns seemingly taking a season off, we’ve had a chance to see a new type of top of the table football from some bold former mid-table teams who’ve realized that this year there’s all the world to play for.

Behold; the rise and rise of the mid-league side. Click on Sam Allardyce to see just who else we think have excelled themselves this season.

West Ham United
Overall, it’s been a refreshing season of football so far, and we’ve seen some brilliant, new, and entertaining football from sides pushing for big things.

Players like Graziano Pelle, Nathaniel Clyne, Diafra Sakho, and Daryl Janmaat are setting the bar high this year, and this is fresh and bold football. Long may it continue.

What do you make of the “new” hierarchy? Who will still be at the end of the season, and who of the old guard will muscle their way back to the top come May? Let us know your thoughts below or tweet us @LaFootyettes.

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