After a promising August, Wolves slipped back badly and need to get a win against managerless Sunderland on Sunday.
A lack of significant summer signings, while letting go of last season's star meant that Wigan were always going to struggle this year.
After last season's highs and lows, this campaign the Baggies seem to be dawdling along with few stand-out moments.
After the transfer window closed Spurs left the summer negativity behind and have transformed themselves, looking better than ever.
Swansea City have given a good account of themselves to date, but have to watch their standards don't slip over the long season ahead.
A season of high expectation has failed to deliver, and has culminated in the sacking of Steve Bruce.
Europa League highs but mixed Premier League results shows the hazards of juggling both competitions for the Potters.
Cash rich QPR will be looking forward to January to improve their squad further, but already they are looking very competitive.
The canaries are flying, savouring their position in the top half of the table, and should be confident for the remainder of the season.
The Mapgies have exceeded all expectations and will be keen to stay in the top seven and defy the doubters who think they won't last the pace.