Match week 18 is Villa, which is in postponed state. Until that is played I will change the legend to 'match week + games played' .

PL (like for like with 2019-20 after match week 25, 24 games played) : Pts = 1, GF = 4, GA = -5. The season compass does not lie.

With the Villa game now played, this is the effective PL like for like with 2019-20 at the midway point of the season : Pts = 2, GF = 4, GA = -4.

PL (like for like with 2019-20 after 29 games) : Pts = 2, GF = 2, GA = -6. So effectively NO IMPROVEMENT on the like for like over 10 games.

PL (like for like with 2019-20 after 30 games) : Pts = 0, GF = 1, GA = -5. And there you have it. < the special one >