EPL Table: Premier League standings after 29 matches

Tom Doyle
Evening Standard

Arsenal lost ground in the race for a Premier League top-four finish as they fell to a 3-1 defeat against West Brom at The Hawthorns in Saturday's early kick-off.

Two Craig Dawson headers either side of Hal Robson-Kanu pouncing on David Ospina spilling a cross were too much for the visitors, whose goal came from Alexis Sanchez.

As Arsenal fans battled out over Arsene Wenger’s future with aerial protests, the Gunners found themselves utterly outclassed by a powerful, organised Albion side.

Further up the table, Chelsea travel to Stoke City for a Saturday 3pm kick-off knowing another three points would secure a minimum 10-point lead at the top heading into the final 10 games of the season.

The Blues also lost the reverse fixture last season, thanks to a solitary Marko Arnautovic goal, and are without the injured Eden Hazard.

EPL | The Premier League table after 29 matches

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

GD

Pts

1

Chelsea

28

22

3

3

38

69

2

Tottenham

27

16

8

3

33

56

3

Man City

27

17

5

5

24

56

4

Liverpool

28

16

7

5

25

55

5

Arsenal

27

15

5

7

22

50

6

Everton

29

14

10

3

21

50

7

Man United

26

13

8

7

17

49

8

West Brom

29

12

7

10

1

43

9

Stoke City

29

9

9

11

-9

36

10

Southampton

26

9

6

11

-2

33

11

West Ham

29

9

6

14

-12

33

12

Burnley

29

9

5

15

-11

32

13

Watford

28

8

7

13

-15

31

14

Bournemouth

28

8

6

14

-14

30

15

Leicester City

28

8

6

14

-14

30

16

Crystal Palace

28

8

4

16

-10

28

17

Swansea City

28

8

3

17

-25

27

18

Hull City

29

6

6

17

-32

24

19

Middlesbrough

27

4

10

13

-11

22

20

Sunderland

28

5

5

18

-26

20

Chelsea's main rivals for the title, Tottenham and Manchester City, are in action on Sunday. Spurs begin life, again, without the injured Harry Kane when they welcome Southampton to White Hart Lane.

City host Liverpool in the game of the weekend, knowing anything other than a win would see them leapfrogged.

In the battle against relegation, Crystal Palace are seeking a third straight win as they welcome Watford to Selhurt Park on Saturday.

Sam Allardyce has finally got Palace settled into a rhythm, with victories against Middlesbrough and West Brom lifting the Eagles out of the relegation zone.

Hull, in 18th, are just a point off safety but travel to Goodison Park to face an Everton side looking for their sixth home win on the bounce.

Finally, West Ham welcome Champions League quarter-finalists Leicester City to the London Stadium in a busy Saturday schedule.

The Hammers board have called on Bilic and his players to improve results in a bid for a top-half finish after Joshua King's hat-trick secured a last-gasp 3-2 win for Bournemouth last time out.

Here are the Premier League matches live on Standard Sport and on TV for Gameweek 29…

Saturday, March 18

Kickoff

Standard

TV

West Brom 3 Arsenal 1

12.30pm

LIVE

Sky Sports

Crystal Palace vs Watford

3pm

LIVE

Everton vs Hull City

3pm

Stoke City vs Chelsea

3pm

LIVE

Sunderland vs Burnley

3pm

West Ham vs Leicester City

3pm

LIVE

Bournemouth vs Swansea City

5.30pm

BT Sport

Sunday, March 19

Middlesbrough vs Man Utd

12pm

BT Sport

Tottenham vs Southampton

2.15pm

LIVE

Sky Sports

Man City vs Liverpool

4.30pm

Sky Sports

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