London’s 2015 Premier League table: Arsenal rule over Chelsea and Spurs

Upton Park

How West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers fared in 2015.

  PlayedWonDrawnLostGFGAPoints
Arsenal 19 13 3 3 37 13 42
Chelsea 19 12 5 2 32 18 41
Tottenham 19 10 3 6 34 29 33
C. Palace 19 10 2 7 27 21 32
West Ham 19 3 7 9 14 24 16
QPR 19 3 3 13 21 39 12

After a thoroughly entertaining 38-game season, it was a mixed bag for the London clubs as Chelsea won the Premier League title whereas Queens Park Rangers suffered an immediate relegation.

But what about the other four London clubs? For three, a noticeable improvement throughout 2015 ensued but for West Ham United it was a rather incredible plunge since the turn of the New Year.

The Hammers were widely tipped for mid-table mediocracy this season, a position which last summer was regarded a success given their struggles the previous campaign.

However, with summer signings such as Aaron Cresswell and Enner Valencia immediately hitting the ground running, the Upton Park outfit started the season like a house on fire.

Five wins in their first nine matches saw them rub shoulders with the top-four hopefuls, and further positive results meant they spent Christmas Day sitting proudly in the Champions League qualification spots.

What happened after that, though, is anybody’s guess. As per the table provided by Opta Stats, the East Londoners claimed just 16 points in the second half of the season, the third lowest in the league.

Fellow Londoners Crystal Palace, in contrast, recorded 32 points during Alan Pardew’s astounding revival - with one of the Eagles’ 10 victories coming against the Hammers at Upton Park.

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur also posted improvements, the Gunners even claiming more points than eventual champions Chelsea prompting plenty of enthusiasm at the Emirates ahead of next season.

But for West Ham, the summer couldn’t come quickly enough – especially for the travelling supporters who witnessed four draws and six defeats in 10 Premier League away outings in 2015.

Boss Sam Allardyce has rather unsurprisingly departed the club following the final day 2-0 loss at fellow strugglers Newcastle United, and is probably still at a loss as to how it all fell apart so dramatically.

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