Premier League End-Of-Season Grades

Calvin Lewis, Contributing Writer

Now that the 2022/23 Premier League season has come to a close, the Register Forum decided to take a look at all 20 teams and give their season a letter grade based upon their success (or lack thereof) this season.


1) Manchester City – A+: Most fans would have expected the Citizens to win the league this season. But even the most optimistic fans would not have expected to have won the treble.

2) Arsenal – B+: Arsenal finishing second was a huge shock to most. It’s just a shame they bottled winning the whole thing.

3) Manchester United – A-: It’s been a bumpy ride for the Red Devils, but there have been clear signs of improvement from previous seasons.

4) Newcastle United – A+: Champions League football is back at St. James’ Park for the first time in 20 years. And they certainly deserve it.

5) Liverpool – D+: The Reds could have ended the season without qualifying for any European football, but a late-season surge secured them a Europa League spot, a far cry from their goals of challenging for the title.

6) Brighton and Hove Albion – A+: Losing Graham Potter in September could have killed the Brighton project, but Roberto De Zerbi has made it even better. Brighton’s recruitment this season was excellent.

7) Aston Villa – B-: If only Unai Emery was appointed at the beginning of the season. They could have been on a title charge!

8) Tottenham Hotspur – C-: When Antonio Conte left in February, Spurs were in 4th. They finished 8th due to a lack of fight, poor managerial decisions, and a substandard squad.

9) Brentford – B: Solid, midtable. There is a big future ahead for the Bees.

10) Fulham – B+: The Cottagers back-to-back Premier League seasons for the first time in nine years, certainly something to shout about.

11) Crystal Palace – C: Another average season for the Eagles. 

12) Chelsea – F: Over $600 million spent over two transfer windows. Four managers. And somehow, they kept getting worse.

13) Wolverhampton Wanderers – D+: They were twentieth at the World Cup break, so 13th is respectable. 

14) West Ham United – C: A season-long relegation battle is unacceptable for a team in Europe, but winning the Conference League is a plus. 

15) Bournemouth – B-: They stayed up. And no one really gave them a chance.

16) Nottingham Forest – D+: Having signed over 30 players over two windows, Forest should have placed at least a little higher.

17) Everton – D-: They were pretty bad under Frank Lampard, and Sean Dyche hasn’t been too much better. The Toffees have been in this position too often in the last couple of years.

18) Leicester City – F: How on Earth did they go from winning the league seven years ago, and the FA Cup two years ago, to relegation? 

19) Leeds United – C-: Disorganized under Jesse Marsch, uninspiring under Micheal Skubala and Javi Gracia, and dismal under Sam Allardyce, Leeds was a real mess. 

20) Southampton – D: Poor recruitment over the last three years has culminated in an inevitable relegation.