Premier League

The overall Premier League table: 2021

Jack Gallagher
Pep's team are so much better than everyone else
Pep's team are so much better than everyone else / Alex Livesey/GettyImages
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2021 was a fun year of Premier League football.

Mohamed Salah defied logic with his goalscoring exploits at Liverpool. David Moyes defied logic by making West Ham a legitimately good football team. Norwich City defied logic by being worse than we actually thought they were going to be.

Despite all of this fun however, the calendar year Premier League tells a pretty, well, bog standard story.

Here's that story:


1. Manchester City

Phil Foden
City are good / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Played: 44
Points: 110
PPG: 2.5

Won: 36
Drawn: 2
Lost: 6

Goals For: 113
Goals Against: 32
Goal Difference: +81

2. Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku, Christian Pulisic, Cesar Azpilicueta
Chelsea won the UCL / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Played: 42
Points: 83
PPG: 1.98

Won: 24
Drawn: 11
Lost: 7

Goals For: 70
Goals Against: 32
Goal Difference: +38

3. Liverpool

Mohamed Salah
Salah's good / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

Played: 41
Points: 77
PPG: 1.88

Won: 23
Drawn: 8
Lost: 10

Goals For: 81
Goals Against: 38
Goal Difference: +43

4. Arsenal

Kieran Tierney
Arsenal have been surprisingly good / Stephen Pond/GettyImages

Played: 41
Points: 76
PPG: 1.85

Won: 23
Drawn: 7
Lost: 11

Goals For: 71
Goals Against: 43
Goal Difference: +28

5. Man Utd

Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United have had an interesting year / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Played: 41
Points: 75
PPG: 1.83

Won: 21
Drawn: 12
Lost: 8

Goals For: 72
Goals Against: 47
Goal Difference: +25

6. West Ham

David Moyes
West Ham United are flying high / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Played: 41
Points: 22
PPG: 1.78

Won: 22
Drawn: 7
Lost: 12

Goals For: 73
Goals Against: 51
Goal Difference: +22

7. Tottenham Hotspur

Antonio Conte
Tottenham Hotspur's new manager / Paul Harding/GettyImages

Played: 40
Points: 66
PPG: 1.65

Won: 20
Drawn: 6
Lost: 14

Goals For: 64
Goals Against: 50
Goal Difference: +14

8. Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers
Leicester have had a Leicester year / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Played: 40
Points: 62
PPG: 1.55

Won: 18
Drawn: 8
Lost: 14

Goals For: 70
Goals Against: 63
Goal Difference: +7

9. Brighton

Danny Welbeck, Adam Lallana, Steven Alzate
Brighton finished the year on a high / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Played: 40
Points: 52
PPG: 1.3

Won: 12
Drawn: 16
Lost: 12

Goals For: 39
Goals Against: 39
Goal Difference: 0

10. Leeds United

Marcelo Bielsa
Bielsa's been squatting for 12 months straight / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Played: 40
Points: 52
PPG: 1.3

Won: 14
Drawn: 10
Lost: 16

Goals For: 50
Goals Against: 60
Goal Difference: -10

11. Wolves

Daniel Podence, Leander Dendoncker
A middling year for Wolves / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Played: 40
Points: 49
PPG: 1.23

Won: 13
Drawn: 10
Lost: 17

Goals For: 34
Goals Against: 45
Goal Difference: -11

12. Everton

Rafael Benitez
Benitez has a task on his hands at Everton / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Played: 40
Points: 49
PPG: 1.23

Won: 13
Drawn: 10
Lost: 17

Goals For: 42
Goals Against: 58
Goal Difference: -16

13. Aston Villa

Steven Gerrard
Stevie is sorting out Aston Villa / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

Played: 42
Points: 51
PPG: 1.21

Won: 15
Drawn: 6
Lost: 21

Goals For: 51
Goals Against: 60
Goal Difference: -9

14. Crystal Palace

Jean-Philippe Mateta
Crystal Palace are improving / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Played: 41
Points: 48
PPG: 1.17

Won: 12
Drawn: 12
Lost: 17

Goals For: 48
Goals Against: 64
Goal Difference: -16

15. Brentford

thomas frank
Not a bad start to PL life for Brentford / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/GettyImages

Played: 18
Points: 20
PPG: 1.11

Won: 5
Drawn: 5
Lost: 8

Goals For: 21
Goals Against: 25
Goal Difference: -4

16. Sheffield United

Chris Wilder
Sheffield United were relegated / Pool/GettyImages

Played: 22
Points: 21
PPG: 0.95

Won: 7
Drawn: 0
Lost: 15

Goals For: 12
Goals Against: 36
Goal Difference: -24

17. Southampton

Armando Broja
Southampton has been poor at the back / Dan Mullan/GettyImages

Played: 41
Points: 38
PPG: 0.93

Won: 9
Drawn: 11
Lost: 21

Goals For: 42
Goals Against: 78
Goal Difference: -36

18. Burnley

Sean Dyche
Burnley look set for the drop / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

Played: 39
Points: 34
PPG: 0.87

Won: 7
Drawn: 13
Lost: 19

Goals For: 39
Goals Against: 59
Goal Difference: -18

19. Newcastle United

Eddie Howe
Newcastle United need to sort themselves out in 2022 / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Played: 42
Points: 37
PPG: 0.88

Won: 8
Drawn: 13
Lost: 21

Goals For: 48
Goals Against: 80
Goal Difference: -32

20. West Brom

Raphinha, Dara O'Shea
WBA were bad last season / Pool/GettyImages

Played: 22
Points: 18
PPG: 0.82

Won: 4
Drawn: 6
Lost: 12

Goals For: 24
Goals Against: 41
Goal Difference: -17

21. Watford

Claudio Ranieri
Watford need a miracle to stay up / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Played: 17
Points: 13
PPG: 0.76

Won: 4
Drawn: 1
Lost: 12

Goals For: 22
Goals Against: 35
Goal Difference: -13

22. Fulham

Scott Parker
Fulham suffered relegation in 2021 / Ryan Pierse/GettyImages

Played: 23
Points: 17
PPG: 0.74

Won: 3
Drawn: 8
Lost: 12

Goals For: 14
Goals Against: 30
Goal Difference: -16

23. Norwich City

Joel Ward, Christos Tzolis
Norwich are terrible / Ryan Pierse/GettyImages

Played: 19
Points: 17
PPG: 0.53

Won: 2
Drawn: 4
Lost: 13

Goals For: 8
Goals Against: 42
Goal Difference: -34


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