Premier League standings: Chelsea remain 4th as Man United maintain 5th position

Premier League standings: Chelsea remain 4th as Man United maintain 5th position

- Premier League standings witnessed small changes as match-week 22 saw Man City renew their hopes of reclaiming the EPL title following a huge win over Aston Villa

- Watford were the biggest winners of the weekend, with their 3-1 win over Bournemouth sending them out of relegation

- The drop zone is hosting Aston Villa, Bournemouth and struggling Norwich who sit bottom

The second half of the Premier League campaign has kicked off in earnest, with teams keen to finish the season on a high.

Liverpool appear on course to end their three-decade-long title drought after becoming the first European side in the top five leagues to notch up 61 points from their first 21 games.

The Reds' priceless 1-0 win over Tottenham on Saturday, January 11, has them sitting top on the league standings with 61 points, 14 more than second-placed Man City who trounced Aston Villa 6-1 on Sunday, January 12.

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Leicester City's 2-1 shock defeat to Southampton at King Power Stadium saw them drop to third with 45 points.

Chelsea completes the top four with 39 points, thanks to their 3-0 over Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

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Man United's 4-0 over relegation-threatened Norwich City saw them break into 5th and now sit just five points behind the Blues as they continue their push to seal a Champions League place.

Meanwhile, Arsenal's disappointing 1-1 draw with rivals Crystal Palace has them rooted in the mid-table at 10th with 28 points.

Watford were the biggest winners from match-week 22, with their 3-0 win over Bournemouth firing them to a place above safety.

The relegation zone is hosting Aston Villa, Bournemouth and struggling Norwich who sit bottom of the log with 14 points.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Chelsea have completed their first January signing after wrapping up a deal for Norwegian wonderkid Bryan Fiabema.

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The teenager is understood to have had met with his new teammates at Stamford Bridge after Saturday’s win over Burnley.

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