Laid out below is the Premier League Table based on results since Christmas.

With between 31 and 33 matches having been played by most clubs now, the table below basically represents the form of clubs in the second half of the season so far.

This Premier League table of post-Xmas form has been put together by stats specialists OptaJoe and interestingly, Leicester are just being pipped on form by Tottenham.

Last weekend’s conquerors Southampton are an impressive third, thanks in a large way to the return of former Newcastle keeper Fraser Forster.

However, if your eyes drift down to the bottom end, it is truly horrific.

Even worse than Aston Villa...nothing much you can say about that.

Crystal Palace’s fortunate win against Norwich on Saturday has seen them rise above Newcastle, so not even any hollow Pardew laughs to be had.

Interesting to see though just what an impact Norwich’s seven points from nine achieved before that Palace game, giving them daylight from the relegation zone on both this Premier League table and the full one,

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