Bournemouth doing better than their 10 points might suggest

Bournemouth’s stunning win at St James’s Park yesterday lifts them above Southampton, West Brom and Newcastle to 14th place in the alt-3 league table.

Bournemouth have had a harder run of fixtures since the start of the season than both Newcastle and Southampton. This is clear from the clubs’ respective alt-3 schedule strength charts:

Newcastle and Southampton are both flattered by their current points totals. They each face a relatively tough set of fixtures in the coming weeks.