The Premier League Table Has A Different Look If It Started At Christmas

2017 was the year we fell in love with the calendar year stat, after all we'd never before known how many goals Harry Kane had scored in 12 month. So how would the Premier League table look in 2018, well since Christmas anyway.

Right now Manchester City are strolling to the Premier League title more casually than the old woman walking in front of you as you are rushing to get on a train you're inevitably late for.

We knew that Pep Guardiola's side were going to win the league by about November so by the time Christmas rolled around it was time to imagine if they could win the quadruple and wonder if they would go the whole season unbeaten.

City's win on December 23rd put them 13 points above Manchester United. Image: PA Images.
City's win on December 23rd put them 13 points above Manchester United. Image: PA Images.

On New Year's Eve Crystal Palace should have ended that streak but missed a last minute penalty, still earning a 0-0 draw. Liverpool would of course end the run and Wigan, of all teams ended the quadruple dreams.

Since Christmas the second half of the season has started, with everyone playing their 19th game by the end of December 23rd, and as per the Daily Star it is not Pep Guardiola's side top of the second half of the season league.

Premier League table
Premier League table

Of course City and Arsenal, fresh from their Carabao Cup final on Sunday, are both a game behind everyone else in the league so far in the second half of the season but they face each other on Thursday to redress the balance.

Interestingly City currently sit in third and even a win in their game in hand wouldn't take them above Liverpool or Spurs in first or second respectively, showing just how good those two sides' form is at the moment.

Manchester United are still in the top four despite some poor results recently. That buys into the idea the league is pretty garbage outside the top six, with even Chelsea and Arsenal starting to fall away from the others.

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It's no surprise to see West Brom and Stoke still in the relegation zone but the appearance of Burnley could be a shock to some but Sean Dyche's side have only won once in 11 games, it's a good job they had a head start at the beginning of the season.

Everton's decision to employ Sam Allardyce isn't looking too great despite initially steering them away from the relegation zone.

Bournemouth, Swansea and West Ham are having a lovely upturn in fortunes but it's yet to be seen if that can keep them safe, especially for the Swans.

Who will go down in the end?

Ryan Sidle

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