The 2016-17 Premier League table will
explode in life on Saturday and
alphabetical order will soon be nothing
but a distant memory.

But just in case you can’t wait for the real
thing, we have compiled an alternative
Premier League table using the results of
all 20 top-flight clubs during preseason.
Matches played behind closed doors do
not count. Results from Europa League
qualifiers and the Community Shield
have been included. Games that ended in
a penalty-shootout have been recorded
as draws.
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Premier League table based on
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Now, obviously, this table should be taken
with a pinch of salt.
Just before you lot lose the plot and rush
to the bookies to back Alan Pardew’s
Crystal Palace to emulate Leicester City
by winning the title, please note that two
of their eight friendlies were against
Farnborough Town and Bromley.
Speaking of Leicester, the defending
champions find themselves in the
relegation zone here, alongside two other
Champions League teams, in Manchester
City and Tottenham Hotspur.
City and Spurs only played three
preseason games each though, all
against sides who finished in the top four
in either England, Italy, Spain or Germany
last season.
The table is also perhaps slightly harsh
on ninth-placed Arsenal. The Gunners are
one of five unbeaten sides and averaged
2.5 fictional points per match.
Only Southampton, who picked up points
at a rate of 2.66, had a better points-per-
game ratio than Arsenal.
No side scored more goals than Arsenal,
who hit 17 – the same tally as Palace,
Liverpool and Swansea City.
Southampton had the best defensive
record by far, conceding just twice in six
outings.
Arsenal preseason results
Lens 1–1 Arsenal
MLS All-Stars 1–2 Arsenal
Guadalajara 1–3 Arsenal
Viking Norway 0–8 Arsenal
Arsenal 3–2 Manchester City
Bournemouth preseason results
Minnesota United 0–4 Bournemouth
Portsmouth 3–3 Bournemouth
Reading 1–1 Bournemouth
Bournemouth 1–0 Cardiff City
Bournemouth 1–1 Valencia
Angers SCO 0–1 Bournemouth
Burnley preseason results
Stade Nyonnais 1–3 Burnley
Morecambe 1–1 Burnley
Bradford City 1–4 Burnley
Bolton Wanderers 1–2 Burnley
Rangers 1–3 Burnley
Burnley 1-1 Real Sociedad
Chelsea preseason results
Rapid Wien 2–0 Chelsea
Wolfsberger AC 0–3 Chelsea
Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool
Real Madrid 3-2 Chelsea
Milan 1-3 Chelsea
Werder Bremen 2–4 Chelsea
Crystal Palace preseason results
Philadelphia Union 0–0 Crystal Palace
FC Cincinnati 0–2 Crystal Palace
Vancouver Whitecaps 2–2 Crystal Palace
Colchester United 0–1 Crystal Palace
AFC Wimbledon 2–3 Crystal Palace
Fulham 3–1 Crystal Palace
Bromley 1–2 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 3–1 Valencia
Farnborough Town 0-3 Crystal Palace
Everton preseason results
Jablonec 0–1 Everton
Barnsley 0–3 Everton
Milton Keynes Dons 1–3 Everton
Dynamo Dresden 2–1 Everton
Everton 1–1 (4–3 p) Real Betis
Manchester United 0–0 Everton
Everton 0-1 Espanyol
Hull City preseason results
Grimsby Town 0–0 Hull City
North Ferriby United 0–2 Hull City
Mansfield Town 0–1 Hull City
Scunthorpe United 0–2 Hull City
Barnsley 2–2 Hull City
Nottingham Forest 1–2 Hull City
Caykur Rizespor 1–3 Hull City
Torino 2–1 Hull City
Leicester City preseason results
Oxford United 1–2 Leicester City
Celtic 1–1 (5–6 p) Leicester City
Paris Saint-Germain 4–0 Leicester City
Barcelona 4–2 Leicester City
Leicester City 1–2 Manchester United
Liverpool preseason results
Tranmere Rovers 0–1 Liverpool
Fleetwood Town 0–5 Liverpool
Wigan Athletic 0–2 Liverpool
Huddersfield Town 0–2 Liverpool
Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool
Liverpool 2-0 Milan
Liverpool 1–2 Roma
Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona
Mainz 4–0 Liverpool
Manchester City preseason results
Bayern Munich 1–0 Manchester City
Manchester City 1–1 (6–5 p) Borussia
Dortmund
Manchester City 2–3 Arsenal
Manchester United preseason results
Wigan Athletic 0-2 Manchester United
Borussia Dortmund 4-1 Manchester
United
Galatasaray 2-5 Manchester United
Manchester United 0-0 Everton
Manchester United 2-1 Leicester City
Middlesbrough preseason results
York City 0–6 Middlesbrough
Doncaster Rovers 0–2 Middlesbrough
Real Betis 2–1 Middlesbrough
Alcorcon 2–2 Middlesbrough
Al-Ahli 0–2 Middlesbrough
Aston Villa 1–3 Middlesbrough
Udinese 0–0 Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough 0–0 Real Sociedad
Southampton preseason results
D.C. United Under-23s 0–2 Southampton
PEC Zwolle 0–4 Southampton
Twente 1–2 Southampton
Groningen 0–1 Southampton
Southampton 1–1 Espanyol
Southampton 1–0 Athletic Bilbao
Stoke City preseason results
Burton Albion 3-0 Stoke City
Preston North End 1-1 Stoke City
Orlando City 1-2 Stoke City
Hamburg 1-0 Stoke City
Sunderland preseason results
Hartlepool United 0–3 Sunderland
Rotherham United 1–2 Sunderland
Stade Nyonnais 0–2 Sunderland
Dijon 2–3 Sunderland
Montpellier 1–1 Sunderland
Borussia Dortmund 1–1 Sunderland
Swansea City preseason results
Charlotte Independence 0–4 Swansea
City
Richmond Kickers 2–0 Swansea City
Bristol Rovers 1–5 Swansea City
Swindon Town 0–3 Swansea City
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–4 Swansea
City
Swansea City 1–0 Stade Rennais
Tottenham Hotspur preseason results
Juventus 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Inter Milan 1-6 Tottenham Hotspur
Watford preseason results
Woking 1–1 Watford
Stevenage 0–2 Watford
Union Berlin 1–3 Watford
Anzhi Makhachkala 0–0 Watford
Queens Park Rangers 2–0 Watford
Watford 2-2 Lorient
West Bromwich Albion preseason results
Paris Saint-Germain 2–1 West Bromwich
Albion
Kidderminster Harriers 1–2 West
Bromwich Albion
Vitesse 1–2 West Bromwich Albion
Plymouth Argyle 0–0 West Bromwich
Albion
Torquay United 2–1 West Bromwich
Albion
Real Mallorca 1-0 West Bromwich Albion
West Ham United preseason results
Seattle Sounders 3–0 West Ham United
Carolina RailHawks 2–2 West Ham United
Slovacko 2–2 West Ham United
Rubin Kazan 3–0 West Ham United
Karlsruher SC 0–3 West Ham United
NK Domzale 2–1 West Ham United
West Ham United 3-0 NK Domzale
West Ham United 2–3 Italy Juventus

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