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Revealed! The Premier League table that shows every team's true place in the standings

Premier League table long

The league table is a list, but the Long Table shows you how close teams are – and it's lovely reading for Reds. Well, some of them...

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We've been doing a variation of this Cann table – otherwise known the Premier League Long Table, as we simpletons at FFT Towers like to call it – for a while now. It ably demonstrates the gulf between pockets of the league, and develops nicely as the season wears. 

But already there's an ocean of space between first and second; Liverpool hold an eight-point lead over Manchester City, which sticks out below like Alan Brazil's face in a bridal shop. 

It's very early days of course – just eight games – but as we approach the second international break of the season it feels like a good time to take stock. So roll up for Manchester United nestled alongside Sheffield United and Brighton; for Tottenham equidistant between the top and bottom three; and for Crystal Palace rubbing shoulders with Leicester and Chelsea in the European places. 

Palace kick off a horrid run by hosting Manchester City next up, as the visitors look to chop that daunting gap behind Liverpool – who head to Old Trafford smelling the blood of a Norwegian. 

We'll update this sporadically throughout the season, when it's sure to get a little more interesting...

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