The best Premier League and EFL teams in 2022 and where Bristol Rovers, Sheff Wed, Newcastle, and Liverpool are in alternative league table - gallery

Teams across the Premier League and the Football League had a positive 2022

New Year New Me is usually the saying, some have stuck to their New Years Resolution whilst others have already scrapped it. In terms of football, some teams perform better when you replace your calendar, with a new outlook on the season.

For Bristol Rovers, the year of 2022 was definitely a positive one as they bounced back from relegation from League Two at the first time of asking. The Gas won promotion on the final day of the season, beating Scunthorpe United 7-0 on the final day of the campaign, pipping Northampton Town to promotion. It comes as no surprise that the two teams are neck-and-neck in the standings again, and whether Rovers are ahead of them, you'll have to find out.

In the Premier League, there was a closely fought title race between Liverpool and Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola's men pipping them to the title on the final day of the campaign. Arsenal have emerged as new title contenders with a dramatic turnaround from Mikel Arteta. Newcastle United have turned into a well-oiled machine, becoming hard to beat, which has made them contenders for a place in the Champions League.

Fulham won the Championship by a considerable margin and have so far competed well in the English top flight, whilst in League One, Sheffield Wednesday have responded well to their play-off final semi defeat by mounting a serious promotion push.

In this article, we take a look at a 20-team league table for 2022 with the Premier League & EFL combined by points won per game, which is separated by goal difference in some cases. To see how all 92 English league clubs fared, head over to @Experimental361 who compiled the table.

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