Early days I know but we're 6 games in and the table looks a lot different than a lot of us would have expected. At the start of the season I'd have picked out the bottom 8 mini league that we'd need to take points off as: West Brom Newcastle Sunderland Norwich Bournemouth Villa Leicester Newcastle, Sunderland and Villa are all there or thereabouts, but the rest of the teams are performing pretty well. BOTTOM 4: Sunderland next up have Man City (h), Man Utd (a), and high flying West Ham (h) so could well still be on 2 points from 9 games. Newcastle cant be expecting much change out of Chelsea or Man City in their next 2 outings so will be going into October with not much more than their 2 points. Never thought Stoke would be pulled in so early with their relatively easy start but they are not looking great and could well find themselves still there come November time - but must be hoping for 4 points from Bournemouth (h), Villa (a) and Swansea (a) in their next three games. Aston Villa were one that most expected to hover around the relegation zone for most of the season after last year. They've taken just 1 point from their last 3 vs Sunderland, Leicester and West Brom and have just 4 points from 6 so far with the next three of Liverpool (a), Stoke (h) and Chelsea (a). Massively happy where we are and with Palace (h), Bournemouth (a), Arsenal (h) and Stoke (a) in the next 4 we should be hoping for a possible 4-7 points, and you've got to expect Spurs, Saints, Liverpool and Chelsea to pick up soon So with the tough games the above 4 highlighted have coming up, you could see a 7 -10 point gap opening up to the bottom 3/4 by October. I know things can change, but the situation definitely looks bleak for these 3/4.