• Diego Costa has scored in 42 goals in 78 Premier League appearance (54%); a higher proportion than any other player to play 20+ Games

    Source: @OptaJoe : Data correct as at 2017-02-25

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
Spurs198924612231761.73733
Chelsea14941159191182.21431
Liverpool177822413272251.70629
Man City157713212201461.86728
Watford196856511222111.36826
Man Utd1741215710141131.41224
Bournemouth166642510242221.50024
Burnley21651055132226-41.09523
Arsenal165744610201911.37522
West Brom175754311171701.29422
Swansea156362212252501.40021
West Ham1756615112122-11.23521
Everton1848643121921-21.11120
Southampton184866891517-21.11120
C Palace20451173112229-70.85017
Boro22211912791219-70.77317
Leicester163766591518-31.00016
Hull133645181415-11.15415
Stoke152945481113-21.00015
Sunderland153666481316-31.00015

Close Premier League - Home

Team PLD W D L FS CS BTTS F A GD PPG PTS
Spurs972003615872.55623
Burnley11623236141131.81820
Man City11470229141041.72719
Bournemouth9531145161242.00018
Watford11443228161511.45516
Arsenal9432236131121.66715
West Ham943204511921.66715
Southampton93513636421.55614
Hull8341107131121.62513
Man Utd102712379811.30013
Liverpool733112510821.71412
Swansea6321115131121.83311
Chelsea53111236422.00010
Everton72411157611.42910
Sunderland9243335910-11.11110
Leicester62312336511.5009
West Brom52211235411.6008
Stoke815222578-11.0008
Boro1015454458-30.8008
C Palace11227534611-50.7278

Close Premier League - Away

Team PLD W D L FS CS BTTS F A GD PPG PTS
Chelsea963003613762.33321
Liverpool10451128171431.70017
West Brom123543181213-11.16714
Man Utd72503435321.57111
Watford82424336601.25010
Spurs1017243689-11.00010
Swansea93151171214-21.11110
Everton112453271215-30.90910
Man City43011036422.2509
C Palace92342071618-21.0009
Boro12165735711-40.7509
Arsenal714223478-11.0007
Stoke714232345-11.0007
Leicester10145426913-40.7007
Bournemouth7133115810-20.8576
West Ham81341161013-30.7506
Southampton9135326913-40.6676
Sunderland612331346-20.8335
Burnley10037327815-70.3003
Hull502341114-30.4002

All Time Close Premier League

Team PLD W D L FS CS BTTS F A GD PPG PTS
Man Utd554252206961151783216995431561.736962
Chelsea5942312421211321983426785681101.574935
Spurs644214248182157162400750718321.382890
Arsenal580209248123143189334648562861.509875
Liverpool585197241147154168345672622501.422832
Aston Villa63318327517518418436366265481.302824
Everton632173275184174176368678689-111.256794
Newcastle533163217153138131325601591101.325706
West Ham506146206154147137290541549-81.273644
Blackburn46214218413611813727550850261.320610
Man City471136188147141125266496507-111.265596
Southampton458111185162133125259482533-511.131518
Boro3818916712512299215377413-361.139434
Sunderland38485159140130105203346401-551.078414
Bolton325931281048578197358369-111.252407
Leeds29389125799088165322312101.338392
Fulham31584136959288186331342-111.232388
Leicester27268117877271163300319-191.180321
West Brom27467113946864172303330-271.146314
Stoke229679666656512922922811.297297
Coventry24361112707965140248257-91.214295
Norwich2226492666255134257259-21.279284
Wimbledon2066194514756129232222101.345277
Wigan2066076705052123225235-101.243256
Charlton1925482565664104198200-21.271244
Sheff Wed2055089666052118212228-161.166239
Birmingham1834882535247108183188-51.235226
C Palace197477872705699183208-251.112219
QPR1924665814935125214249-351.057203
Derby175427063634989170191-211.120196
Portsmouth164406559554291150169-191.128185
N Forest13137593534337713513321.298170
Swansea138385545393582156163-71.225169
Ipswich128335342333379132141-91.188152
Hull110234839402460107123-161.064117
Wolves93234030202064113120-71.172109
Watford9722363932255497114-171.052102
Sheff Utd821936272222518391-81.13493
Reading732123292220417886-81.17886
Burnley681723282017386778-111.08874
Oldham58152320149397075-51.17268
Bournemouth381315108925524931.42154
Bradford4482016118295058-81.00044
Barnsley24951035163132-11.33332
Cardiff206956711222111.35027
Blackpool2369833193537-21.17427
Swindon23315554172830-21.04324