• Chelsea have equalled the record for the most wins in a single Premier League season (29, also achieved by the Blues in 04/05 and 05/06).

    Source: @OptaJoe : Data correct as at 2017-05-15

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
Chelsea18124216122717102.22240
Liverpool23101033716342771.73940
Spurs23101036813261971.73940
Man City2181125416272161.66735
Bournemouth2281043714322841.54534
Arsenal207945812252231.50030
West Ham237973814272701.30430
Southampton2561271113101819-11.20030
Swansea198563414292721.52629
Man Utd2241627913171521.27328
Burnley26771267162732-51.07728
Watford2268885122527-21.18226
Everton22510765132123-21.13625
West Brom24591094132025-51.00024
C Palace24661283142834-61.00024
Boro28314111410121725-80.82123
Leicester22410887122024-41.00022
Stoke20311676101518-31.00020
Hull15474629161601.26719
Sunderland193889591520-50.89517

Close Premier League - Home

Team PLD W D L FS CS BTTS F A GD PPG PTS
Spurs1082003717982.60026
Man City145904410161151.71424
Burnley14734248181531.71424
Bournemouth11641147201552.00022
Arsenal12552357161331.66720
West Ham1154216512931.72719
Swansea9531236161242.00018
Southampton133827936511.30817
Hull9441108151231.77816
Chelsea8512126131032.00016
Watford12444328161601.33316
Man Utd12291239111011.25015
Liverpool10352237131211.40014
Everton83411258621.62513
Boro152766671014-40.86713
Leicester82513447611.37511
Sunderland112544361113-21.00011
Stoke10163336810-20.9009
C Palace13238635814-60.6929
West Brom922552358-30.8898

Close Premier League - Away

Team PLD W D L FS CS BTTS F A GD PPG PTS
Liverpool13751149211562.00026
Chelsea1073004614772.40024
West Brom1537542101517-21.06716
C Palace11434209202001.36415
Spurs13283656910-11.07714
Man Utd102715646511.30013
Southampton123454471214-21.08313
Bournemouth112632371213-11.09112
Everton142665381317-40.85712
Man City7322106111011.57111
Stoke1025343478-11.10011
Swansea103251181315-21.10011
West Ham122552291518-30.91711
Leicester142575381318-50.78611
Arsenal82422359901.25010
Watford10244534911-21.00010
Boro13175845711-40.76910
Sunderland813452347-30.7506
Burnley12048438917-80.3334
Hull603352114-30.5003

All Time Close Premier League

Team PLD W D L FS CS BTTS F A GD PPG PTS
Man Utd559252210971171803247025471551.728966
Chelsea5982342421221321993456865741121.579944
Spurs648216249183159164401753720331.384897
Arsenal584211250123144191336653565881.512883
Liverpool591200243148155171348679627521.426843
Aston Villa63318327517518418436366265481.302824
Everton636174277185176178369680691-111.256799
Newcastle533163217153138131325601591101.325706
West Ham512148209155149140293547554-71.275653
Blackburn46214218413611813727550850261.320610
Man City477137192148143127270503514-111.264603
Southampton465113189163138130260485535-501.135528
Boro38790170127124102218382419-371.137440
Sunderland38885161142133106204348405-571.072416
Bolton325931281048578197358369-111.252407
Leeds29389125799088165322312101.338392
Fulham31584136959288186331342-111.232388
Leicester27869120897473166305325-201.176327
West Brom28167115997365174306338-321.125316
Stoke234689868676713123323301.291302
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
Swansea142405745403784160165-51.246177
N Forest13137593534337713513321.298170
Ipswich128335342333379132141-91.188152
Hull112244939412561109124-151.080121
Wolves93234030202064113120-71.172109
Watford100223642342555100120-201.020102
Sheff Utd821936272222518391-81.13493
Reading732123292220417886-81.17886
Burnley731825302119417284-121.08279
Oldham58152320149397075-51.17268
Bournemouth4415191091129605551.45564
Bradford4482016118295058-81.00044
Barnsley24951035163132-11.33332
Cardiff206956711222111.35027
Blackpool2369833193537-21.17427
Swindon23315554172830-21.04324