Remember the Premier League? The one that's the richest league in the world? Got fans all across the globe? Stars like Mohamed Salah and Erling Haaland? Coaches like Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte? End-to-end title races and top-four battles and relegation fights with hundreds of millions of dollars on the line?
No? Me neither. Since Sept. 4, only seven Premier League matches have been played. Meanwhile Brighton, Chelsea, Leeds, Manchester United, Crystal Palace and Liverpool haven't played at all. What is Graham Potter doing with Chelsea? Is Erik ten Hag's revolution at Manchester United still happening if it's not being televised? Can Liverpool still be in crisis if they're not losing or drawing games everyone expected them to win?
Well, we'll start to get some answers this weekend when a full slate of fixtures returns. Such a long break, however, calls for a reassessment of where things stand. So using FiveThirtyEight's Premier League projections, it's time to take a look at the state of the Big Six, some six or seven games into the season.