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Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 21: Sunderland Moves to the Top of the Form Table

alternative route Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 21: Sunderland Moves to the Top of the Form Table

The APL is back from a short break and is just in time to report another good weekend for the little guys as gameweek 21 saw big scores for both Norwich and Blackburn.

It isn’t often that we see Blackburn among the week’s biggest winners, but their 3-1 win over Fulham earned them a score of 6.51, a higher score than both Manchester clubs. However, Rovers’ fourth win of the season was not enough to see them climb out of the bottom three as QPR’s 1.87 for losing at Newcastle was just enough for them to keep their heads above water.

So while QPR toil, life is looking rosy for Norwich and Swansea with both sides sitting pretty in the top half of the table. Norwich were the week’s big winners as their fourth away win of the season gave them a 6.73 point boost. The win means that the Canaries have closed the gap between themselves and Stoke, who are one place above them, to 1.60 points. Swansea took their biggest scalp of the season after beating Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium. The Gunners missed the chance to capitalize on Spurs and Liverpool slipping up and are now looking over their shoulder at Newcastle in seventh. Swansea’s good Christmas period, and the 6.30 total they tallied for beating Arsenal, is reflected in their impressive position of fifth in the APL form table, 0.19 more than sixth placed Norwich.

Despite slipping to defeat at Stamford Bridge, Sunderland sit top of the form table. The Black Cats have amassed 26.50 points in their last five games, a whole point more than second placed Manchester City.

With four in the last five, Wolves are becoming the league’s draw specialists and, despite no wins in the last five, are currently 15th in the form table. Three of their four draws have come against teams significantly higher in the league than themselves and their one defeat was a narrow loss at the hands of Chelsea. So because of the high standard of their opponents they have been picked up 17.21 points in the last five games, including a very high 4.18 points for their draw at White Hart Lane.

  • Highest Score: Norwich 6.73 points
  • Lowest Score: Fulham 1.18 points
  • Best Draw Score: Wolves 4.18 points

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  Team P W D L Away Wins GD Points Prem Pos
1 Manchester City 21 16 3 2 6 41 128.30 1
2 Manchester United 21 15 3 3 7 32 120.72 2
3 Tottenham Hotspur 21 14 4 3 6 18 111.42 3
4 Chelsea 21 12 4 5 5 15 99.76 4
5 Liverpool 21 9 8 4 5 6 96.04 7
6 Arsenal 21 11 3 7 4 7 93.33 5
7 Newcastle United 21 10 6 5 4 5 91.87 6
8 Stoke City 21 8 6 7 4 -9 82.48 8
9 Norwich City 21 7 7 7 3 -4 80.88 9
10 Swansea City 21 6 8 7 1 -2 80.39 10
11 Sunderland 21 6 6 9 3 3 77.94 12
12 Everton 21 7 4 10 4 -4 77.88 11
13 Aston Villa 21 5 9 7 2 -4 76.64 13
14 Fulham 21 5 8 8 1 -6 75.41 14
15 West Bromwich Albion 21 6 4 11 4 -10 72.29 15
16 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 4 6 11 1 -14 64.34 16
17 Queens Park Rangers 21 4 5 12 3 -17 64.31 18
18 Blackburn Rovers 21 4 5 12 1 -12 63.45 17
19 Bolton Wanderers 21 5 1 15 4 -21 62.83 19
20 Wigan Athletic 21 3 6 12 2 -24 60.46 20

 

  Team W D L Points APL Pos
1 Sunderland 3 1 1 26.50 11
2 Manchester City 3 1 1 25.50 1
3 Tottenham Hotspur 3 2 0 25.44 3
4 Manchester United 3 0 2 25.36 2
5 Swansea City 2 2 1 23.17 10
6 Norwich City 2 2 1 22.98 9
7 Newcastle United 3 0 2 22.81 7
8 Blackburn Rovers 2 1 2 21.64 18
9 Chelsea 2 2 1 20.63 4
10 Bolton Wanderers 2 1 2 20.39 19
11 Aston Villa 1 2 2 19.06 13
12 Stoke City 1 3 1 18.03 8
13 Arsenal 2 1 2 17.99 6
14 Liverpool 1 3 1 17.69 5
15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 4 1 17.21 16
16 Everton 1 2 2 17.06 12
17 West Bromwich Albion 1 1 3 16.70 15
18 Fulham 1 2 2 16.19 14
19 Wigan Athletic 0 2 3 15.23 20
20 Queens Park Rangers 0 1 4 10.95 17

 

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