Analysis

Premier League "long table": your side's TRUE place in the league

Neil Warnock, Sol Bamba

The league table is a list, but the Long Table shows you how close teams are

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And there it is. With the way 2018/19 has been going, it was only a matter of time before the top sides opened up a proper lead in the Premier League table.

As this week's Long Table shows, after 12 matches there is already a seven-point gap between Tottenham in fourth and Bournemouth, Watford and Manchester United in sixth to eighth places respectively. Arsenal are positioned three points behind Spurs after Sunday's disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Wolves, putting them all out on their own here. 

Nobody from the Gunners (fifth) through to West Ham (13th) actually won over the weekend, meaning the top four (all of whom except Chelsea won) could go about merrily extending their advantage. 

But it also meant that those hovering around the trap door could too – as a pair of clubs in particular did. Newcastle, one of only two teams outside the top four to claim three points, secured a second win on the spin to join the cluster of five teams on eight or nine points. Cardiff did the same with their last-gasp win at home to Brighton, while Burnley, Southampton and Huddersfield all added solitary points to stay in the group huddle. 

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