Premier League

Table written: Sunday 16 February 2020 at 16:09:15 (London time)
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standard table alt-3
Pld GD Pts ePld Rate
Liv Liverpool 26 46 76 1 1 26.0 2.92
MnC Manchester City 25 36 51 2 2 25.3 2.02
Lei Leicester City 26 28 50 3 3 25.2 1.99
Che Chelsea 25 9 41 4 4 24.8 1.66
Tot Tottenham Hotspur 26 9 40 5 5 25.9 1.54
ShU Sheffield United 26 4 39 6 6 25.7 1.52
Wol Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 3 36 7 7 24.7 1.46
MnU Manchester United 25 7 35 9 8 24.8 1.41
Eve Everton 26 −4 36 8 9 26.9 1.34
Bur Burnley 26 −9 34 10 10 25.5 1.33
Sot Southampton 26 −16 31 13 11 24.3 1.28
New Newcastle United 25 −12 31 12 12 25.1 1.24
Ars Arsenal 25 −2 31 11 13 25.1 1.23
Pal Crystal Palace 26 −9 30 14 14 26.2 1.14
BHA Brighton & Hove Albion 26 −7 27 15 15 27.4 0.99
WHU West Ham United 25 −13 24 18 16 25.2 0.95
Bou Bournemouth 26 −14 26 16 17 28.1 0.93
Ast Aston Villa 26 −16 25 17 18 27.0 0.92
Wat Watford 26 −16 24 19 19 27.2 0.88
Nor Norwich City 26 −24 18 20 20 25.9 0.69

Key:

The league-table rankings are shown in the centre of the table, with the alt-3 league position in bold to the right, and the more standard league-table position (based on points already in the bag, with goal-difference to resolve ties where needed) shown in the grey section of the table, to the left.

In the central dark-blue vertical band are (typically) up- or down-arrows to indicate where teams are higher or lower in the alt-3 table than in the standard table. A solid arrow or indicates a difference of 3 or more league places.

The other numbers shown in the table are:

  • The usual league-table summaries:
    • Pld: matches played to date
    • GD: goal difference
    • Pts: league points accumulated to date
  • The alt-3 league table:
    • ePld: the alt-3 measure of each team's effective number of matches played to date.
      • Where ePld is less than the actual number Pld of matches played, the team has played tougher opposition than average and/or has played fewer matches at home than away; and vice-versa where ePld exceeds Pld.
      • Where the difference between Pld and ePld is a whole match or more, the team's numbers in the alt-3 table are colour-highlighted (in light green where ePld is less than Pld, and light red where the reverse is true).
      • Where schedule-strength imbalance is so strong that Pld and ePld differ by more than 2.0, the entry in the ePld column is shown in bold type
    • Rate: the league points per effective match played, i.e.,
      Rate = Pts ÷ ePld .
    The alt-3 league table is sorted according to the current values of Rate.

For further details on the method, see The league tables explained and (if you like maths!) The mathematical method explained.