莱斯特、南安普顿和维拉暗示高层会有所改变
Leicester, Southampton and Villa hint at shake-up at the top

Leicester, Southampton and Villa hint at shake-up at the top

莱斯特、南安普顿和维拉暗示高层会有所改变

进入Premier联盟( League)赛季的八轮通常足以让大枪开始聚集在桌子顶部,让突如其来的早期步调器不可避免地滑落。

Premier联盟-莱斯特市诉Wolverhampton Wanderers

伦敦:进入Premier联盟( League)赛季的八轮通常足以让大枪开始聚集在桌子顶部,让突如其来的早期步调进入不可避免的下滑阶段。

正如莱斯特市(Leicester City)在2015 - 2016年以5000 - 1名局外人的身份夺得冠军所证明的那样,在一个蓝色月球奇迹中,来自被接受的前六位之外的俱乐部一次又一次地超过重力。

看完周末的比赛后,你会发现这个赛季可能会有所不同。

南安普敦在一年前被莱斯特打了9比0 ,在周五获胜后的32年里,这个周末首次登顶。周日,托特纳姆·霍特普(Tottenham Hotspur)击败西布朗维奇·阿尔比恩(West Bromwich Albion),以18分的比分击败沃尔弗汉普顿的Wanderers ,接掌了几个小时,莱斯特以8场比赛中的18分。

阿斯顿维拉(Aston Villa)以3比0的票数把它们打造成第六,排在莱斯特后面的三分,第七把是Everton ,第八把是Crystal Palace ,第九把是Wolves ,它就像是一张70年代或80年代的桌子,远在Premier( League)第四大、第六大之前。

曼彻斯特市排在第10位,尽管只有七场比赛,而阿尔塞纳尔和曼联则排在后半。

BBC朋迪特和英国前步行者艾伦•希勒(Alan Shearer)表示,他仍然期待利物浦冠军和曼彻斯特市冠军们再次争夺冠军,这一点得到了书商的同意。

但莱斯特(Leicester)、南安普顿(Southampton)、维拉(Villa)和恒大(Everton)早期展示的质量表明,上半部的调整并非不可能。

尼尔森的Gracenote公司提供的统计数据显示,利斯特的起步是利兹联合公司(Leeds United)19年前从八场比赛中夺得18分、最终完成第五场比赛以来,来自前六场比赛之外的团队最好的一次。

更重要的是,莱斯特在经历了八次比赛后,比2015年高出三个百分点,自1930年以来,一直在享受着进入顶级赛事的最佳开端。

莱斯特的表现或许也不那么令人惊讶,因为他们在晚逝前的上一季给人留下了深刻印象,但南安普敦的表现更像是考虑到他们的球队和上一季的球队差不多,当时他们正在苦挣扎。

它们有16分,这意味着14年来,前八场比赛中,前六场比赛中的两队平均每场比赛至少有两分。

最近一次发生在2006年,当时Bolton Wanderers和Portsmouth分别在第七和第九位毕业。

如果Villa在下一次对阵布莱顿的比赛中得分,这将意味着六大球队之外的三支球队比他们最初的八场比赛获得了16分或更多的分数— —自1995年以来, Premier联盟( League)只有两个赛季出现了这种情况。

尽管桌子的出现让人耳目一新,但开始谈论另一个类似莱斯特的童话故事的前景还为时过早。

在前八场比赛中,来自前六场比赛以外的21支球队获得了16分或16分以上的成绩,其中只有五支在前四场比赛中胜出,纽卡斯尔联队(Newcastle United)在1995年至1996年赢得了冠军的绝好机会,仅次于曼联。

还有一个值得警惕的例子是赫尔城(Hull City),他在2008 - 2009赛季的最后一天从前八场比赛中夺得17分,但在最后八场比赛中夺得2分。

(Martyn Herman报告, Pritha Sarkar编辑)

来源:路透社。

Eight rounds into a Premier League season is usually a sufficient period for the big guns to start gathering near the top of the table and for the surprise early pace-setters to be on their inevitable slide.

LONDON,: Eight rounds into a Premier League season is usually a sufficient period for the big guns to start gathering near the top of the table and for the surprise early pace-setters to be on their inevitable slide.

Now and again a club from outside the accepted top-six will defy gravity for longer and once in a blue moon miracles happen, as Leicester City proved by winning the title in 2015-16 as 5000-1 outsiders.

A glance at the standings after the weekend's games raises the prospect that this season might be a bit different.

Southampton, beaten 9-0 by Leicester a year ago, began the weekend perched on top for the first time in 32 years after winning on Friday, Tottenham Hotspur beat West Bromwich Albion to take over for a few hours on Sunday before Leicester moved to the summit with 18 points from eight games by beating Wolverhampton Wanderers.

With Aston Villa's 3-0 drubbing of Arsenal hoisting them to sixth, three points behind Leicester with a game in hand, Everton in seventh, Crystal Palace in eighth and Wolves in ninth, it resembles a table from the 70s or 80s, long before the evolution of a Premier League big four and then big six.

Manchester City are 10th, albeit from only seven games, while Arsenal and Manchester United languish in the bottom half.

BBC pundit and former England striker Alan Shearer says he still expects champions Liverpool and Manchester City to battle each other for the title again and the bookmakers agree.

But the quality so far displayed by Leicester, Southampton, Villa and early on Everton suggests a shake-up in the top half is not beyond the realm of possibility.

According to statistics provided by Nielsen's Gracenote, Leicester's start is the best by a team from outside the big six since Leeds United also took 18 points from eight games 19 years ago, eventually finishing fifth.

What is more, Leicester are three points better off after eight games than they were in 2015 and are enjoying their best start to a top-flight campaign since 1930.

While Leicester's form is perhaps less surprising, given they were impressive last season before a late fade, Southampton's is more so considering their squad is more or less the same as last season's when they struggled.

They have 16 points, meaning it is the first time in 14 years that two teams from outside the big six have averaged at least two points per match in their first eight games.

The last time that happened was in 2006 when Bolton Wanderers and Portsmouth eventually finished in seventh and ninth places respectively.

Should Villa get a point in their next game against Brighton, it would mean three teams outside the big six have taken 16 or more points from their opening eight games - something that has happened in only two Premier League seasons since 1995.

While the appearance of the table is refreshing, it is far too early to start talking about the prospects of another Leicester-like fairytale.

Of the 21 teams from outside the big six to have taken 16 or more points from their first eight games, only five finished in the top four, with Newcastle United blowing a golden chance to win the title in 1995-96, finishing second to Manchester United.

And a cautionary take is that of Hull City who took 17 points from their first eight games but two from their last eight, surviving on the last day of the 2008-09 season.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

Eight rounds into a Premier League season is usually a sufficient period for the big guns to start gathering near the top of the table and for the surprise early pace-setters to be on their inevitable slide.

进入Premier联盟( League)赛季的八轮通常足以让大枪开始聚集在桌子顶部,让突如其来的早期步调器不可避免地滑落。

Premier League - Leicester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Premier联盟-莱斯特市诉Wolverhampton Wanderers

LONDON,: Eight rounds into a Premier League season is usually a sufficient period for the big guns to start gathering near the top of the table and for the surprise early pace-setters to be on their inevitable slide.

伦敦:进入Premier联盟( League)赛季的八轮通常足以让大枪开始聚集在桌子顶部,让突如其来的早期步调进入不可避免的下滑阶段。

Now and again a club from outside the accepted top-six will defy gravity for longer and once in a blue moon miracles happen, as Leicester City proved by winning the title in 2015-16 as 5000-1 outsiders.

正如莱斯特市(Leicester City)在2015 - 2016年以5000 - 1名局外人的身份夺得冠军所证明的那样,在一个蓝色月球奇迹中,来自被接受的前六位之外的俱乐部一次又一次地超过重力。

A glance at the standings after the weekend's games raises the prospect that this season might be a bit different.

看完周末的比赛后,你会发现这个赛季可能会有所不同。

Southampton, beaten 9-0 by Leicester a year ago, began the weekend perched on top for the first time in 32 years after winning on Friday, Tottenham Hotspur beat West Bromwich Albion to take over for a few hours on Sunday before Leicester moved to the summit with 18 points from eight games by beating Wolverhampton Wanderers.

南安普敦在一年前被莱斯特打了9比0 ,在周五获胜后的32年里,这个周末首次登顶。周日,托特纳姆·霍特普(Tottenham Hotspur)击败西布朗维奇·阿尔比恩(West Bromwich Albion),以18分的比分击败沃尔弗汉普顿的Wanderers ,接掌了几个小时,莱斯特以8场比赛中的18分。

With Aston Villa's 3-0 drubbing of Arsenal hoisting them to sixth, three points behind Leicester with a game in hand, Everton in seventh, Crystal Palace in eighth and Wolves in ninth, it resembles a table from the 70s or 80s, long before the evolution of a Premier League big four and then big six.

阿斯顿维拉(Aston Villa)以3比0的票数把它们打造成第六,排在莱斯特后面的三分,第七把是Everton ,第八把是Crystal Palace ,第九把是Wolves ,它就像是一张70年代或80年代的桌子,远在Premier( League)第四大、第六大之前。

Manchester City are 10th, albeit from only seven games, while Arsenal and Manchester United languish in the bottom half.

曼彻斯特市排在第10位,尽管只有七场比赛,而阿尔塞纳尔和曼联则排在后半。

BBC pundit and former England striker Alan Shearer says he still expects champions Liverpool and Manchester City to battle each other for the title again and the bookmakers agree.

BBC朋迪特和英国前步行者艾伦•希勒(Alan Shearer)表示,他仍然期待利物浦冠军和曼彻斯特市冠军们再次争夺冠军,这一点得到了书商的同意。

But the quality so far displayed by Leicester, Southampton, Villa and early on Everton suggests a shake-up in the top half is not beyond the realm of possibility.

但莱斯特(Leicester)、南安普顿(Southampton)、维拉(Villa)和恒大(Everton)早期展示的质量表明,上半部的调整并非不可能。

According to statistics provided by Nielsen's Gracenote, Leicester's start is the best by a team from outside the big six since Leeds United also took 18 points from eight games 19 years ago, eventually finishing fifth.

尼尔森的Gracenote公司提供的统计数据显示,利斯特的起步是利兹联合公司(Leeds United)19年前从八场比赛中夺得18分、最终完成第五场比赛以来,来自前六场比赛之外的团队最好的一次。

What is more, Leicester are three points better off after eight games than they were in 2015 and are enjoying their best start to a top-flight campaign since 1930.

更重要的是,莱斯特在经历了八次比赛后,比2015年高出三个百分点,自1930年以来,一直在享受着进入顶级赛事的最佳开端。

While Leicester's form is perhaps less surprising, given they were impressive last season before a late fade, Southampton's is more so considering their squad is more or less the same as last season's when they struggled.

莱斯特的表现或许也不那么令人惊讶,因为他们在晚逝前的上一季给人留下了深刻印象,但南安普敦的表现更像是考虑到他们的球队和上一季的球队差不多,当时他们正在苦挣扎。

They have 16 points, meaning it is the first time in 14 years that two teams from outside the big six have averaged at least two points per match in their first eight games.

它们有16分,这意味着14年来,前八场比赛中,前六场比赛中的两队平均每场比赛至少有两分。

The last time that happened was in 2006 when Bolton Wanderers and Portsmouth eventually finished in seventh and ninth places respectively.

最近一次发生在2006年,当时Bolton Wanderers和Portsmouth分别在第七和第九位毕业。

Should Villa get a point in their next game against Brighton, it would mean three teams outside the big six have taken 16 or more points from their opening eight games - something that has happened in only two Premier League seasons since 1995.

如果Villa在下一次对阵布莱顿的比赛中得分,这将意味着六大球队之外的三支球队比他们最初的八场比赛获得了16分或更多的分数— —自1995年以来, Premier联盟( League)只有两个赛季出现了这种情况。

While the appearance of the table is refreshing, it is far too early to start talking about the prospects of another Leicester-like fairytale.

尽管桌子的出现让人耳目一新,但开始谈论另一个类似莱斯特的童话故事的前景还为时过早。

Of the 21 teams from outside the big six to have taken 16 or more points from their first eight games, only five finished in the top four, with Newcastle United blowing a golden chance to win the title in 1995-96, finishing second to Manchester United.

在前八场比赛中,来自前六场比赛以外的21支球队获得了16分或16分以上的成绩,其中只有五支在前四场比赛中胜出,纽卡斯尔联队(Newcastle United)在1995年至1996年赢得了冠军的绝好机会,仅次于曼联。

And a cautionary take is that of Hull City who took 17 points from their first eight games but two from their last eight, surviving on the last day of the 2008-09 season.

还有一个值得警惕的例子是赫尔城(Hull City),他在2008 - 2009赛季的最后一天从前八场比赛中夺得17分,但在最后八场比赛中夺得2分。

(Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

(Martyn Herman报告, Pritha Sarkar编辑)

Source: Reuters

来源:路透社。