5. Leicester: +4pts
Claude Puel’s job is frequently under scrutiny, but his squad are working for him and picking up the points.
4. Bournemouth: +6pts
Eddie Howe is the closest thing to a bulletproof manager in the top flight. The Cherries were narrowly beaten by Arsenal but they’re still sitting pretty.
3. Tottenham: +6pts
Spurs are enjoying a terrific Premier League campaign so far, just a few points behind Liverpool and Manchester City.
2. Everton: +10pts
The Toffees are on the up with their attacking talents purring and defensive stars holding firm.
1. Liverpool: +10pts
The Reds may not have looked as explosive as last season, but they’re far more efficient, cutting out silly errors and professionally controlling games.