Premier League top-four race for Champions League qualification analysed by form and fixtures

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With Manchester City pulling away at the summit, Manchester United, Leicester, Chelsea, West Ham, Liverpool, Everton, Aston Villa, Tottenham and Arsenal look set to battle it out for a top-four finish.

As it stands, 12 points divide runners-up Man Utd and 10th-placed Arsenal – while the Gunners remain only eight points shy of fourth spot and in realistic contention to qualify for the Champions League.

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Pos. P W D L GD Pts Form
1 Man City 24 17 5 2 34 56
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2 Man Utd 24 13 7 4 19 46
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3 Leicester 24 14 4 6 16 46
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4 Chelsea 24 12 6 6 16 42
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5 West Ham 24 12 6 6 9 42
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6 Liverpool 24 11 7 6 13 40
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7 Everton 23 11 4 8 2 37
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8 Aston Villa 22 11 3 8 12 36
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9 Tottenham 23 10 6 7 11 36
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10 Arsenal 24 10 4 10 6 34
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Projected tables

Current PPG

Manchester City is on track to take the crown with 89 points based on their existing averages for goals scored, conceded and points per game – some 16 ahead of runners-up Manchester United.

Leicester is set for third, ahead of Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel – who is narrowly edging West Ham on goal difference for the final Champions League spot.

jurgen Klopp’s champions would finish the season above Aston Villa and Everton in sixth on 63 points. That 36-point drop-off from last season’s tally would rank as the third-worst title defence in Premier League history – behind only Chelsea (2015/16) and Leicester (2016/17).

 

source: SKY SPORTS

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