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Arsenal are top of the league - in London anyway

The Hammers have a poor record against their London rivals (©GettyImages)
The Hammers have a poor record against their London rivals (©GettyImages).

As Arsenal and Tottenham prepare to go head-to-head on Sunday in their second encounter of the season, we look at what the league looks like between the teams from London.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers and Fulham are the six teams from England's capital city participating in the Premier League.

And on Monday night, Gareth Bale stole the show for Spurs as they overcame West Ham at Upton Park. However, where do the six clubs lie when competing against one another this season.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been under pressure for his side's below par season, however it's actually The Gunners who lead the way between London's finest (although only on goal difference). 

They have featured in seven London derbies and won four of them this season, second to them is their north London rivals, Tottenham, who are on the same points as Arsenal, however have an inferior goal difference.

Champions of Europe Chelsea only lie in third place, with only three victories out of seven.

West Ham have gained ten points, but they have played two games more than the three above them. In their nine derbies, they have won just three.

Second from bottom are Queens Park Rangers, who are on nine points from eight London derbies. And finally Fulham are propping up the rest, having only taken five points from their six capital outings. 

This is one league table that the Gunners fans should be happy to acknowledge (well, unless they lose to Tottenham on sunday). 

Below are all the London derby results so far this season:

West Ham 3-0 Fulham
QPR 0-0 Chelsea
Tottenham 2-1 QPR
Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea
QPR 1-2 West Ham
West Ham 1-3 Arsenal
Tottenham 2-4 Chelsea
Arsenal 1-0 QPR
Arsenal 3-3 Fulham
Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham
Tottenham 3-1 West Ham
Chelsea 0-0 Fulham
Fulham 0-3 Tottenham
West Ham 3-1 Chelsea
QPR 2-1 Fulham
Chelsea 0-1 QPR
QPR 0-0 Tottenham
West Ham 1-1 QPR
Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 5-1 West Ham
Fulham 3-1 West Ham
West Ham 2-3 Tottenham

Stats taken from The Daily Mail

 

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