Before anyone says it – we know. The season started at the end of July. It did not start on 1st October. Nevertheless, it’s always interesting to see who the EFL’s form sides have been over the last couple of months or so. Moreover, we like to compare the Coventry’s, Port Vale’s and AFC Wimbledon’s of this world, who have been climbing their respective leagues, to the likes of Burnley, Plymouth and Leyton Orient, who have been sitting pretty at the top.
Prior to the World Cup, Coventry City were the form side in the Championship. The Sky Blues took 26 points from 12 games; moving them off the bottom of the league and propelling them into play-off contention. Unsurprisingly, Vincent Kompany’s Burnley amassed 24 points from 11 games – including a convincing home win over their local rivals Blackburn who are 3rd with 21 points.
If you’ve been following League One this season, you won’t be surprised to see Plymouth Argyle, Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday at the top of another metric. Despite the occasional blip of late, the trio are four points clear of Wycombe, Bristol Rovers, Port Vale and Cheltenham – all of whom have impressed in recent weeks.
Finally, in League Two, Stevenage and Walsall lead the way with 21 points from their last ten games. Like Walsall, Stockport County and AFC Wimbledon have also turned a corner over the last couple of months, but no one can match the consistency of Leyton Orient who have amassed more points and more league wins this season than any other side in the top four tiers of English football.
(Photo Creds – Torsten Detlaff)