The Premier League points per game table: Spurs 4th, Man Utd 7th

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Son Heung-min celebrates scoring their side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Picture date: Thursday December 2, 2021.

It’s been another unconventional Premier League season, with an unprecedented number of postponed games over the Christmas period.

Unlike back in March 2020, there appears to be no discussion over having an enforced break in the season or deciding the final standings on a points-per-game basis, as League One and League Two did after the first lockdown.

That leaves us to an unsatisfying and unsymmetrical table with an uneven number of games from top-to-bottom, with only top two Manchester City and Chelsea managing to play all their games as scheduled.

The optimist in you may believe that your club will win their games in hand on your immediate rivals, which would see them shoot up a few places in the table, but as we all know things rarely work out so straightforwardly.

So based on the games that actually have been played, who have actually been doing best and worst in terms of the points they’ve picked up this season?

Well, it’s no surprise to see Manchester City well out in front in terms of their points per game record, while the quite abject bottom three – four wins between them all season – remains as it is in reality.

Burnley have played fewer games than anyone else in the division, but there’s little in their form to suggest that they’ll win their games in hand on their immediate rivals.

Meanwhile, Manchester United really have been that underwhelming this season, remaining seventh, while Spurs – in spite of their struggles and many unconvincing performances – are actually the fourth-best side in the division based on their average results.

Here’s how the points per game table looks in full.

1. Manchester City – 2.52
2. Liverpool – 2.10
3. Chelsea – 2.04
4. Tottenham – 1.83
5. Arsenal – 1.75
6. West Ham – 1.70
7. Manchester United – 1.63
8. Wolves – 1.47
9. Brighton – 1.42
10. Leicester City – 1.38

11. Southampton – 1.20
12. Crystal Palace – 1.15 (GD -1)
13. Brentford – 1.15 (GD -6)
14. Aston Villa – 1.15
15. Everton – 1.10
16. Leeds United – 1.00
17. Watford – 0.72
18. Burnley – 0.64
19. Newcastle – 0.57
20. Norwich – 0.52

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