Premier League table: Who has been the best team in 2017?

Sporting News
Goal's fantasy football writer looks back on match week 29 and highlights players from Everton, Leicester and more who made their mark this weekend

Fantasy Football: Lukaku, Vardy & Dawson lead Goal's Fantasy Team of the Week

Goal's fantasy football writer looks back on match week 29 and highlights players from Everton, Leicester and more who made their mark this weekend

Chelsea may be marching to the Premier League title but the Blues have not separated themselves from the rest of the pack in 2017 so far.

Antonio Conte's men lost their first game of the new year to Tottenham but have gone unbeaten since then to ensure they remain comfortably in control at the summit of the table.

Your top PL questions answered

They have been matched by both Spurs and Everton, however, in terms of points collected since January 1, with those two teams currently three points better off than Chelsea but having played one game more.

Having won five, drawn two and lost one, Manchester City have also kept up with the Blues by collecting 17 points from eight matches for an identical record.

Here is the Premier League table based only on games played in 2017 in full:

PREMIER LEAGUE 2017 TABLE

Team

Goals For

Goals Against

GD

Points

Everton

22

7

15

20

Tottenham

20

7

13

20

Chelsea

15

7

8

17

Manchester City

14

8

6

17

Swansea City

15

17

-2

15

Stoke City

10

8

2

15

West Brom

11

14

-3

14

Arsenal

16

12

4

13

Manchester United

10

3

7

13

Liverpool

14

14

0

12

West Ham

15

16

-1

11

Hull City

10

13

-3

11

Southampton

13

12

1

9

Crystal Palace

6

13

-7

9

Watford

11

17

-6

9

Burnley

10

13

-3

8

Leicester City

6

14

-8

7

Bournemouth

14

23

-9

6

Sunderland

7

15

-8

5

Middlesbrough

2

8

-6

4

20

Sunderland

27

5

4

18

24

50

-26

19

Middlesbrough's decision to replace Aitor Karanka becomes less surprising when you consider that they have collected just four points this year, while Leicester City had picked up just one - from a 0-0 draw against Boro -under Claudio Ranieri before Craig Shakespeare took over and recorded back-to-back wins.

While Chelsea, Spurs and Man City look well placed to secure Champions League qualification, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool have taken turns to trip up over the past three months in the battle for fourth place.

United's defensive record is certainly improving under Jose Mourinho and they have conceded just three times this year, but an overreliance on Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been exposed at the other end.

PL table, preview & schedule for Week 29

Ex-Bayern Munich and Real Madrid assistant Paul Clement, meanwhile, deserves enormous credit for the job he has done at Swansea City and could take another big step towards steering them clear of relegation at Bournemouth this weekend.

Here's how the full Premier League table looks going into Week 29:

Middlesbrough 2 8 -6 4

FULL PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE

20 Sunderland 27 5 4 18 24 50 -26 19

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

1

Chelsea

27

21

3

3

57

20

37

66

2

Tottenham Hotspur

27

16

8

3

53

20

33

56

3

Manchester City

27

17

5

5

53

29

24

56

4

Liverpool

28

16

7

5

60

35

25

55

5

Arsenal

26

15

5

6

55

31

24

50

6

Manchester United

26

13

10

3

39

22

17

49

7

Everton

28

13

8

7

47

30

17

47

8

West Bromwich Albion

28

11

7

10

36

37

-1

40

9

Stoke City

28

9

9

10

32

40

-8

36

10

Southampton

26

9

6

11

32

34

-2

33

11

West Ham United

28

9

6

13

38

49

-11

33

12

Burnley

28

9

4

15

31

42

-11

31

13

Watford

27

8

7

12

33

47

-14

31

14

Bournemouth

28

8

6

14

40

54

-14

30

15

Leicester City

27

7

6

14

30

45

-15

27

16

Swansea City

28

8

3

17

36

61

-25

27

17

Crystal Palace

27

7

4

16

35

46

-11

25

18

Hull City

28

6

6

16

26

54

-28

24

19

Middlesbrough

27

4

10

13

19

30

-11

22

Middlesbrough

2

8

-6

4

20

Sunderland

27

5

4

18

24

50

-26

19

What to read next

By using Yahoo you agree that Yahoo and partners may use Cookies for personalisation and other purposes