EPL Table: Premier League standings after 30 matches

SAM LONG
The prize: Team are fighting for the right to lift the Premier League trophy

Tottenham cut Chelsea's lead at the top of the Premier League table to just seven points this afternoon with a hardfought 2-0 victory over Burnley.

Mauricio Pochettino lost Victor Wanyama and Harry Winks to injury but saw his side produce a sterling second-half performance in order to secure a crucial win at the expense of Sean Dyche's side.

Eric Dier and Heung-min Son were the men on target at Turf Moor as the north Londoners proved, yet again, that they can cope without talisman Harry Kane.

Pacesetters Chelsea did not fare so well and suffered a damaging 2-1 defeat to capital rivals Crystal Palace.

EPL | The Premier League table after 30 matches

Pos Team P W D L GD Pts
1 Chelsea 29 22 3 4 37 69
2 Tottenham 29 18 8 3 36 62
3 Liverpool 30 17 8 5 27 59
4 Man City 28 17 6 5 24 57
5 Man United 28 14 11 3 19 53
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 22 50
7 Everton 30 14 8 8 19 50
8 West Brom 30 12 8 10 1 44
9 Stoke City 30 9 9 12 -11 36
10 Watford 29 9 7 13 -14 34
11 Southampton 27 9 6 12 -3 33
12 Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 -12 33
13 Leicester 29 9 6 14 -12 33
14 West Ham 30 9 6 15 -13 33
15 Burnley 30 9 5 16 -13 32
16 Crystal Palace 29 9 4 16 -9 31
17 Swansea City 29 8 3 18 -27 27
18 Hull City 30 7 6 17 -31 27
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 -13 22
20 Sunderland 29 5 5 19 -27 20

Cesc Fabregas struck early to suggest the Blues were on course for a straightforward victory but Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke hit back to blow the title race wide open.

The Eagles' performance may have affected the battle at the top but Sam Allardyce will be more concerned with events at the bottom.

Palace are now four points clear of the drop zone and two points behind West Ham, who lost at relegation threatened Hull City.

Meanwhile, Manchester United endured another goalless draw on home turf as Tony Pulis' West Brom frustrated Jose Mourinho.

Liverpool are third, having beaten Everton in Saturday's early kick-off, while Arsenal and Manchester City are not in action until Sunday.

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