Premier League standings

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Pld GD Pts ePld Rate
Liv Liverpool 16 28 42 1 1 15.7 2.67
MnC Manchester City 16 36 41 2 2 15.4 2.66
Tot Tottenham Hotspur 16 14 36 3 3 15.4 2.33
Ars Arsenal 16 15 34 5 4 15.7 2.16
Che Chelsea 16 20 34 4 5 16.0 2.12
MnU Manchester United 16 2 26 6 6 16.1 1.62
WHU West Ham United 16 −2 21 11 7 15.0 1.40
Wol Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 −2 22 10 8 15.8 1.39
Eve Everton 16 4 24 7 9 17.6 1.37
Bou AFC Bournemouth 16 −1 23 8 10 17.1 1.35
Wat Watford 16 −3 21 12 11 15.9 1.32
Lei Leicester City 16 1 22 9 12 16.9 1.30
BHA Brighton & Hove Albion 16 −3 21 13 13 17.1 1.23
New Newcastle United 16 −9 13 15 14 15.3 0.85
Car Cardiff City 16 −15 14 14 15 16.7 0.84
Pal Crystal Palace 16 −10 12 16 16 15.4 0.78
Bur Burnley 16 −17 12 17 17 17.3 0.70
Hud Huddersfield Town 16 −17 10 18 18 14.7 0.68
Sot Southampton 16 −17 9 19 19 15.8 0.57
Ful Fulham 16 −24 9 20 20 16.1 0.56

Table written: 2018-12-10 22:45:06 (London time).
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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.