The Premier League's bottom three have lost all 31 matches against top-six this season

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The Premier League has long been considered the most competitive league in world football.

The idea that anyone can beat anyone makes England’s top-flight so captivating.

However, it seems football fans can no longer claim that ‘there are no easy games’ in the Premier League.

A glance at the league table and you’ll see Manchester City and Liverpool are 15 points clear of Spurs in third.

There is then a 14-point gap between Manchester United in sixth and Wolves in seventh.

And the relegation battle looks almost settled with Cardiff in 18th and set to join Fulham and Huddersfield in the Championship next season as they trail Burnley, Southampton and Brighton by five points.

Following Cardiff’s 2-0 loss to Manchester City on Wednesday, a rather eye-opening stat emerged concerning the bottom three (Cardiff, Fulham and Huddersfield) and the top-six (Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United).

That’s right, the bottom three have lost all 31 of their matches against the top-six this season.

That may not appear too surprising at first look but it’s not something you expect from ‘the most competitive league in the world.’

Let’s compare that to La Liga.

The bottom three (Huesca, Rayo Vallecano and Celta Vigo) have taken 11 points from the top-six (Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Getafe, Valencia and Alaves) this season.

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Interesting.

It was only this morning that pundit Dean Saunders admitted that he's 'fed up' of sides losing against the likes of Man City and Liverpool before the match has even begun.

"I'm getting a bit fed up of teams giving up before the game has even kicked-off, conceding 80% possession to the top-four team. Why not just have a go?" Saunders said on talkSPORT.

"When you go to Man City and sit back and think 'can we defend for 90 minutes?' they're going to beat you. The only way to beat them is full press, knock them out of their stride, maybe get a goal up and hang on. But at least have a go and stop them playing the football they want to play.

"You see teams going to Anfield and Spurs and putting 11 men behind the ball and thinking 'can we hang on and try and score from a set-play?'

"You've got nothing to lose, just have a go and try to play."

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