Leicester City Leads EPL Table Over Tottenham, Arsenal

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Feb 20, 2016 02:16 PM EST
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Leicester City's English striker Jamie Vardy
Arsenal's Spanish defender Hector Bellerin (L) vies with Leicester City's English striker Jamie Vardy during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester at the Emirates Stadium in London on Feb. 14."

Leicester City has been the surprise team in the Premier League this season, and the club is currently leading the table heading into the back stretch of February.

Leicester is in first place on the table with 53 points, leading Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City in the top four of the standings. Leicester has come from being close to relegation last season to one of the title contenders this year, and they are hoping to continue this Cinderella run. Tottenham and Arsenal each have 51 points this season, but Tottenham is in second place over the Gunners due to a better goal differential.

The Gunners have 15 wins this season, and they are leading Manchester City in third place with 51 points. Manchester City is in fourth position on the table with 47 points, and the club has a solid lead over Manchester United heading into the schedule next week. Man United is six points back coming out of last week, and it currently sits in fifth place with 41 points on the year.

The top 10 is rounded out by Southampton, West Ham, Liverpool, Watford and Stoke City. Everton is just outside the top 10 with 35 points, while Chelsea comes in with 33 points in 12th place. Chelsea won the title last season and has struggled mightily this year, and it will need to shape up to have a top-10 finish. Chelsea is leading Crystal Palace and West Brom in the standings, while Bournemouth comes in at number 15.

Swansea City is leading Norwich in 16th position, while Newcastle, Sunderland and Aston Villa are in relegation position. The schedule for the EPL is off this week for FA Cup play, and things will pick up next weekend. The top game on the schedule has Man United hosting Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Check here for the Premier League table, scores and standings.

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