Things would look a little different if the Premier League table were based on the last six games alone...
After 11 Premier League games, we are just beginning to see some established patterns. Chelsea lead the way as they have done for the majority of the campaign, while Southampton continue to defy expectations by sitting just behind them in second.
At the other end of the table, newly promoted sides Queens Park Rangers, Burnley and Leicester City lurk in the danger zone, while Aston Villa and Crystal Palace hover dangerously close to it.
But a huge pack of teams sit in the middle of the standings – with very little separating them. And, over the last six games, things have looked very different to the overall table.
Within the top two, there are no changes. In third, however, sit Newcastle United thanks to four wins on the bounce and just one draw and defeat. That record is the same as Premier League champions Manchester City.
Less successful in recent times have been Arsenal, who sit in sixth overall but would be 10th based on their most recent fixtures. Just two wins in six for the Gunners have been accompanied by two draws and two losses.
A top-flight table based on form would also not read well for Leicester City, who would be bottom having failed to win in six, with the same going for Paul Lambert’s Aston Villa side.
Crystal Palace, too, would be in the relegation zone, although both QPR and Burnley would be narrowly outside of it.
What a difference a few weeks make.
The full Premier League form table can be found at http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/matchday/form-guide.html.