Newcastle 19th, Tottenham 4th - the Premier League based on the last six games

Tim Sherwood's Spurs would be fourth in the league based on recent results, while Sunderland, incredibly, would be just behind them in fifth.

The Premier League table would make for VERY interesting reading were it based on the division's last six fixtures.

While the top three are virtually the same (the only change is Chelsea overtaking Manchester City), the rest of the league would be blown wide open on recent form.

The teams that are struggling, for instance, are really struggling - and some of those challenging for a Champions League place are closer to relegation in the actual league table.

The most drastic example is Newcastle United, who are eighth overall - but 19th based on their last six games. Only Fulham have accumulated less points than them in that time, with the Magpies' 0-0 draw with Norwich meaning they have four points to the Cottagers' three.

Contrast that with Newcastle's Tyne-Wear rivals Sunderland, who are 14th in the actual league table - but fifth based on their last six games. Indeed, Gus Poyet's side have lost just once in six league matches, winning three of their last four, the most recent victory being a famous one at Newcastle's expense.

On that form, the Black Cats won't be in the relegation dogfight for much longer, though Hull City will. Steve Bruce's side have impressed many this term but, on recent outings, would sit 17th in the Premier League table, having not won in their last five. Swansea City, Stoke City and Cardiff City have endured similarly bad fortunes.

But things are just as interesting in the battle for the top four, with Tottenham Hotspur entering the Champions League places based on their last six. Although they have not win in two, four straight wins prior to that for Tim's Sherwood side mean they have 13 points from a possible 18, two more than both Liverpool and Everton.

Indeed, the Reds - who are fourth in the actual table - would be as low as seventh based on their recent form, with three wins, two draws and one loss (equal to Sunderland).

Another pleasant surprise is West Ham, who would be 10th, while Arsenal, Southampton and Fulham are the only sides who would retain their actual position in the league.

Click here for the alternative Premier League table in full.

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