The Premier League table if the season began on January 1: Liverpool top, Tottenham in fourth

Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace are among the big winners in 2015, and West Ham, Chelsea and Sunderland the losers.

Here is how the Premier League table would look if the season began on January 1.

  WonDrawnLostGoalsGoals ConcededPoints
Liverpool 8 2 0 17 5 26
Arsenal 8 0 2 22 7 24
Man Utd 6 2 2 17 7 20
Tottenham 6 1 3 22 18 19
Chelsea 5 3 1 17 9 18
C. Palace 5 2 3 14 10 17
Southampton 5 2 3 8 6 17
Stoke 5 2 3 12 12 17
West Brom 4 4 2 9 8 16
Man City 4 3 3 18 11 15
Hull City 3 3 4 8 11 12
Swansea 3 3 4 9 15 12
Everton 2 4 4 7 10 10
Burnley 2 3 5 12 18 9
Newcastle 2 3 5 10 18 9
West Ham 1 5 4 9 14 8
Aston Villa 2 1 7 8 16 7
Leicester 1 3 5 7 13 6
Sunderland 1 3 6 7 16 6
QPR 1 1 8 9 18 4

Winners

Undefeated in 2015, Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side would sit proudly at the top of the Premier League if the season began with the calendar year.

Key to their success has bee their mean defence, which has conceded just five goals, the fewest of any team over the last 10 games.

Arsenal are in second, having scored the joint highest number of goals along with Tottenham Hotspur, who see themselves elevated from seventh into fourth.

A rejuvenated Crystal Palace side under Alan Pardew sit as high as sixth position, while West Brom under Tony Pulis have also moved into the top half of the table.

Losers

Premier League leaders Chelsea have eased off in 2015, despite having a comfortable lead in the 'real' table. They have earned just one more point than Palace.

Second placed Manchester City have been serious strugglers, with only the 11th best form over the past 10 games.

Sunderland are also displaying relegation form, gaining only six of their 26 points in 2015, which led to Gus Poyet's sacking this week.

One man who should be concerned is West Ham boss Sam Allardyce, with the Hammers winning only one match since the turn of the year.

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