• Gary Cahill has scored five Premier League goals this season, his best tally in a league campaign since 2009/10 (then with Bolton)

    Source: @WhoScored : Data correct as at 2017-04-26

Close League Table

A alternative table of the Premier League where by only 'close' results are taken into account.

The 'close' idea comes from Ben Pugsley (@BenjaminPugsley) which looks at a number of metrics in football when the score differential in a game is -1, 0 or +1, for example 3-2, 5-4, 2-1, 1-0, 0-0 and 4-4 etc.

The premise is that around 85% or all results are 'close' and that some metrics like goal difference are overrated or skewed due to a team suffering a particularly bad day and end up giving up 6, 7 or 8 goals.

The first three tables shows the league table split by home, away and overall. The fourth table shows an all time record in the Premier League.

note: Teams won't have necessarily played the same number of games, due to only certain scorelines being used. Points per game is more valuable than traditional points in this regard.

note: These tables only consider close results at full-time, if a team wins 2-1 but goes 2-0 up their goal difference at close would be +2 (1-0 and 2-0 are close, but scoring 1 at 2-0 down is not). so for these tables things like goals scored, conceded and then of course goal difference underrepresented.

Common Key for tables: PLD, W, D, L, F, A, GD, CS, FS, BTTS, U%, PTS and Ppg. Tables are sortable just click the column headers to sort; use shift key to sort on multiple columns.

Close Premier League - Total

Team PLD W D L FS CS BTTS F A GD PPG PTS
Spurs2191025812241771.76237
Liverpool219932516332761.71436
Chelsea1610421511221482.12534
Man City2071125415252051.60032
Arsenal207945812252231.50030
Bournemouth197843711272431.52629
Man Utd2041516812161331.35027
Burnley23761067132326-31.17427
Watford196856511222111.36826
Southampton21510681191617-11.19025
West Ham2159737132426-21.14324
C Palace24661283142834-61.00024
Swansea176563313262601.35323
West Brom2158884111720-31.09523
Boro27314101410111623-70.85223
Everton20410654132022-21.10022
Leicester2049787101821-31.05021
Hull15474629161601.26719
Sunderland193889591520-50.89517
Stoke1821067591216-40.88916

Close Premier League - Home

Team PLD W D L FS CS BTTS F A GD PPG PTS
Spurs972003615872.55623
Burnley12723246151141.91723
Man City13490449141041.61521
Arsenal12552357161331.66720
Bournemouth9531145161242.00018
Hull9441108151231.77816
West Ham1044215511921.60016
Southampton113715836421.45516
Watford11443228161511.45516
Man Utd12291239111011.25015
Chelsea74121259721.85713
Liverpool9342127131211.44413
Boro14275666912-30.92913
Swansea7331225131121.71412
Sunderland112544361113-21.00011
Everton72411157611.42910
Leicester72413436511.42910
Stoke10163336810-20.9009
C Palace13238635814-60.6929
West Brom822442357-21.0008

Close Premier League - Away

Team PLD W D L FS CS BTTS F A GD PPG PTS
Liverpool12651139201551.91723
Chelsea963003613762.33321
C Palace11434209202001.36415
West Brom133644281213-11.15415
Spurs122825569901.16714
Man Utd82604535321.50012
Everton132654381316-30.92312
Man City7322106111011.57111
Bournemouth102532361112-11.10011
Swansea103251181315-21.10011
Leicester132565371216-40.84611
Arsenal82422359901.25010
Watford82424336601.25010
Boro13175845711-40.76910
Southampton102353361013-30.9009
West Ham111552281317-40.7278
Stoke814342346-20.8757
Sunderland813452347-30.7506
Burnley11047437815-70.3644
Hull603352114-30.5003

All Time Close Premier League

Team PLD W D L FS CS BTTS F A GD PPG PTS
Man Utd557252209961161793237015451561.732965
Chelsea5962322421221321983446815711101.574938
Spurs646215249182158164400751718331.384894
Arsenal584211250123144191336653565881.512883
Liverpool589199242148154169348678627511.424839
Aston Villa63318327517518418436366265481.302824
Everton634173277184175177369679690-111.256796
Newcastle533163217153138131325601591101.325706
West Ham510146209155149139292544553-91.269647
Blackburn46214218413611813727550850261.320610
Man City476136192148143127269501513-121.261600
Southampton461112187162135128259483533-501.134523
Boro38690170126124102217381417-361.140440
Sunderland38885161142133106204348405-571.072416
Bolton325931281048578197358369-111.252407
Leeds29389125799088165322312101.338392
Fulham31584136959288186331342-111.232388
Leicester27669119887473164303322-191.181326
West Brom27867114977265172303333-301.133315
Stoke2326797686766130230231-11.284298
Coventry24361112707965140248257-91.214295
Norwich2226492666255134257259-21.279284
Wimbledon2066194514756129232222101.345277
Wigan2066076705052123225235-101.243256
Charlton1925482565664104198200-21.271244
Sheff Wed2055089666052118212228-161.166239
Birmingham1834882535247108183188-51.235226
C Palace2014979737156102189213-241.124226
QPR1924665814935125214249-351.057203
Derby175427063634989170191-211.120196
Portsmouth164406559554291150169-191.128185
Swansea140385745403683157164-71.221171
N Forest13137593534337713513321.298170
Ipswich128335342333379132141-91.188152
Hull112244939412561109124-151.080121
Wolves93234030202064113120-71.172109
Watford9722363932255497114-171.052102
Sheff Utd821936272222518391-81.13493
Reading732123292220417886-81.17886
Burnley701824282119386878-101.11478
Oldham58152320149397075-51.17268
Bournemouth4114171091126555141.43959
Bradford4482016118295058-81.00044
Barnsley24951035163132-11.33332
Cardiff206956711222111.35027
Blackpool2369833193537-21.17427
Swindon23315554172830-21.04324