The weekend’s results see Everton climb still further in the alt-3 league table, which takes full account of the strength of opponents that each team has faced so far.
In their first six matches, Everton have already faced Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea and Spurs. Because of this, the alternative league table puts Everton in 9th place, ahead of Newcastle, West Brom, Huddersfield and Southampton (all of which have a higher points total, but none of which has had nearly such a tough fixture list as Everton).
West Ham and Bournemouth are two other clubs that have had relatively hard fixture lists so far — but not hard enough to lift either of them out of the relegation places.
The next update to the alt-3 table will appear after the international break, when all clubs will have played seven matches.