This is an informal combo table of European top 20 teams before this weekends round. I could have waited until Monday but Howard's Pythagorean calculations wouldn't fit then. Anyway, after a quarter of the season best team in Europe is Chelsea and they are underachieving by 3 points. Money makes the world go round indeed. Click to enlarge.
Explanation PPG – points per game, Handicap – goal difference per game, PPG + - PPG adjusted for league strength according to UEFA rankings, H + - handicap with same adjustment, HP + - sum of adjusted PPG and Handicap, Δ - Howard's pythagorean estimation.
Rest of the order is more or less as would be expected, except for these guys.
Close to the bottom of the barrel as they should be, yet fighting tooth and nails.Full standings for all top 5 leagues here.