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 By Alex Shaw

Premier League Report Cards: How has your team fared so far this season?

The ESPN FC crew give their Premier League week 17 team of the weekend, which includes three Manchester City players and Queens Park Rangers hat-trick hero, Charlie Austin.

As we approach the midway point in the 2014-15 Premier League season, it's time to have a look back at the campaign so far. We asked our ESPN FC bloggers to tackle seven questions. Who's your side's unlikely hero, and who has work to do?

Premier League Report Card

1. Grade

2. Your Season So Far -- In A Sentence

3. Highlight

4. Lowpoint

5. Surprise Star

6. Must Do Better

7. Great Expectations

Each team's grade for the season so far is below. Click on the team name for a comprehensive summary.

Club-by-club guide

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Leicester
(C-)

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Hull City
(D)

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Burnley
(C-)

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Crystal Palace
(C-)

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QPR
(E)

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West Brom
(D)

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Sunderland
(C)

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Stoke City
(B-)








Premier League's Best XI outside the established order

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ESPN FC's Best of the Rest.

Some facts get quoted so often they become footballing cliches. Seamus Coleman cost 60,000 pounds. Rickie Lambert used to work in a beetroot factory. And now there is the newest: Wilfried Bony has scored more Premier League goals than anyone else in 2014.

There are circumstances to explain what, at first, seemed a strange statistic. Luis Suarez, Diego Costa and Alexis Sanchez spent only part of the calendar year in England. Daniel Sturridge and Sergio Aguero missed significant parts of it because...

Stoke City can be encouraged despite loss to Chelsea

Stoke manager Mark Hughes says his side gave themselves no chance in their 2-0 loss to Chelsea, after conceding a goal after just 90 seconds.

Chelsea and their manager Jose Mourinho played a perfect game on Monday evening and Stoke should feel no shame at all in losing to the side that will most certainly finish top of the league come the end of the season.

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The 2-0 scoreline perhaps flattered the Potters such was Chelsea's comfort, though even the most fervent of Stoke critics would accept that with 25 minutes remaining Stoke were knocking on the door for an equaliser. Those critics were sadly out in force on Monday having been whipped...

 By Alex Shaw

Premier League Report Cards: How has your team fared so far this season?

The ESPN FC crew give their Premier League week 17 team of the weekend, which includes three Manchester City players and Queens Park Rangers hat-trick hero, Charlie Austin.

As we approach the midway point of the 2014-15 Premier League season, it's time to have a look back at the campaign so far. We asked our ESPN FC bloggers to tackle seven questions on their sides. Who's your side's unlikely hero and who has work to do?

Premier League Report Card

1. Grade

2. Your Season So Far -- In A Sentence

3. Highlight

4. Lowpoint

5. Surprise Star

6. Must Do Better

7. Great Expectations

Each team's grade for the season so far is below -- click on the team name for a comprehensive summary.

Club-by-club guide

Countdown
Leicester
(C-)

Countdown
Hull City
(D)

Countdown
Burnley
(C-)

Countdown
Crystal Palace
(C-)

Countdown
QPR
(E)

Countdown
West Brom
(D)

Countdown
Sunderland
(C)

Countdown
Stoke...








Stoke City Report Card: A summary of the Potters' Premier League season

Stoke have impressed in flashes so far this season, with the performances of Bojan Krkic certainly a highlight.

With the Premier League season edging towards its halfway point, who has starred for Stoke City and what does the second half of the campaign have in store? Here's a look at how Stoke have fared so far.

Grade: B-

Your Season So Far -- In A Sentence

A frustratingly inconsistent campaign but one that has been helped by a number of high-profile victories and the emergence of Bojan Krkic, who is fast becoming the poster for the "New Stoke."

Highlight

A victory over Arsenal is always a sweet one, and...

Three Points: Efficient victory sends Chelsea three points clear

Chelsea will spend Christmas three points clear at the top of the Premier League after they regained the cushion with a 2-0 win at Stoke.

STOKE, England -- A trio of observations on Chelsea's 2-0 win vs. Stoke in the Premier League.

1. Chelsea are top at Christmas

So Chelsea top the Premier League table at Christmas. That outcome long seemed a certainty but Manchester City's recent run of victories meant defeat at Britannia Stadium could have cost the Blues their lead.

Instead, they produced the right sort of response after the defending champions clawed back from a nine-point deficit in the space of three weeks, albeit partly because...