- Telegraph Sport ranks each club on a happiness rating with reasons to worry and reasons to feel positive.
Teams are ranked on league position compared to last, current form, number of wins against defeats and how their summer recruitment has panned out. -10 is 'very unhappy', 0 is 'could go either way' and +10 is 'very happy'.
20. Sunderland (-10)
Oh, Sunderland. Even on the trajectory of seasons gone by this is a pretty sad beginning with no wins in nine games and only six goals scored. You probably don't need reminding of that, sorry.
Reasons for unhappiness: The Black Cats are second bottom of the form table, bottom of the actual table, looking for a first win, projected to finish with around 10 points in May. Yeah, there are plenty.
Reasons for optimism: Sunderland have not quite been *here* before, but not far off. Swansea, Middlesbrough and Hull are within five points, too, which suggests the bottom three isn't definitely set yet.
If one fan tweet could sum up the current mood: