EPL Table: Premier League standings after 29 matches

Tom Doyle

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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