How a 2021 Premier League table would look: Man City top, LFC 5th…

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Manchester City won the league title in 2021 and it’s no surprise to learn they’ve accumulated the most points over the course of this calendar year – but there’s a surprise team above both Liverpool and Manchester United.

With 2021 seeing the return of supporters to stadiums and a number of managerial changes, it’s been an eventful year in the Premier League. Our table certainly reflects that.

We’ve taken a look at how the Premier League table would look if it began at the start of the calendar year. Note: all teams have played 31 league games unless it’s stated otherwise.

1. Manchester City – 80 points (33 games played)
2. Chelsea – 63 points
3. West Ham – 59 points
4. Manchester United – 58 points (32 games played)
5. Liverpool – 57 points 
6. Arsenal – 55 points
7. Leicester City – 51 points (GD 9)
8. Tottenham – 51 points (GD 8) (32 games played)
9. Everton – 44 points (32 games played)
10. Brighton – 43 points (GD 1)
11. Leeds United – 43 points (GD 0)
12. Aston Villa – 39 points (33 games played)
13. Wolves – 37 points
14. Crystal Palace – 34 points 
15. Newcastle United – 30 points (32 games played)
16. Burnley – 27 points (32 games played)
17. Southampton – 25 points
18. Sheffield United – 22 points (22 games played)
19. West Brom – 18 points (22 games played)
20. Fulham – 17 points (22 games played)
21. Brentford – 12 points (9 games played)
22. Watford – 10 points (9 games played)
23. Norwich City – 2 points (9 games played)


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