The Twitter Premier League table

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Twitter has taken over the world.

With over 500m registered users, the social media platform is one of marketing's strongest tools and has a helpful habit of reflecting the popularity of certain brands or individuals - Justin Bieber has over 45m followers

Each Premier League club has an official Twitter feed, and here GMS gives you what the Premier League table would look like were it decided on number of followers.

1. Arsenal - 2.9m (Actual Position, 1st)

The current Premier League leaders also claim top spot in the Twitter Premier League. Arsenal have started the season on-fire, inspired by record signing Mesut Ozil, and it appears the German has had an impact on the club's Twitter-fortunes too.

2. Chelsea - 2.89m (Actual Position, 3rd)

Were there such thing, Chelsea would be kept from top-spot on Twitter goal-difference. Just pipped to the top, the Blues have clearly benefited from a trophy-laden 10 years under Russian owner Roman Abramovich.

3. Liverpool - 2.04m (Actual Position, 2nd)

Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool have surprised many with their start to the season and current league position. They may have surprised a few here too, beating rivals Manchester United to the last-spot in the top three.

4. Manchester City - 1.24m (Actual Position, 5th)

Big-spenders Manchester City find out you can't buy Twitter success. However, a respectable Champions League finish for the side competing with one of the world's biggest clubs down the road. Like Liverpool, they'll be happy looking down on United.

5. Manchester United - 1.18m (Actual Position, 9th)

Lingering in 9th isn't something we expected to see Manchester United doing at this stage of the season. Similarly, given United's global presence you may expect them to storm the Twitter Premier League. And they may yet do that, joining the Twitter game surprisingly late for a club so proud of it's marketing success.

6. Tottenham - 675k (Actual Position, 6th)

Currently occupying sixth place in the actual Premier League, Tottenham have struggled to find the back of the net this season. Similarly, the White Hart Lane side are finding keeping up with the big boys on Twitter difficult, as the first-team in the list to drop have under a million followers.

7. Newcastle United - 298k (Actual Position, 11th)

The biggest club in the North-East prove it comprehensively in the Twit-Prem. Newcastle are topped only by the country's actual top six, and despite being dwarfed by their loftier rivals follower count, a seventh-placed finish is nothing to be sniffed at.

8. Everton - 262k (Actual Position, 7th)

One place below their actual standing, Everton can nevertheless be reasonably happy with their place in the league. Loan-signing Romelu Lukaku has grabbed the headlines for the Toffees this season, and the club will be hopping he can hope their drive up the Twitter league too.

9. West Ham - 223k (Actual Position, 13th)

London outfit West Ham currently sit in ninth as the Twitter league stands, with the Hammers mid-table in the London mini-league, predictably below Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham. Their surprise win at White Hart Lane could be the start of a good run, and the club may capitalise on that with an influx of followers.

10. Aston Villa - 216k (Actual Position, 10th)

Aston Villa sneak a place in the top 10, as they are currently doing in the Premier League where they also occupy 10th place. With 216k followers they are the last team in the list to make the 200k threshold.

11. Fulham - 173k (Actual Position, 17th)

What Fulham fans would give to swap their places in the two tables. A disappointing start has left many fans disillusioned with life under Martin Jol. A series of bizarre Jol comments about the comparative size of Fulham and himself have left things a little sour, but on the bright side - 11th is not to be sniffed at.

12. Sunderland - 172k (Actual Position, 20th)

A torrid start to the season under former gaffer Paolo di Canio sees the Black Cats in last spot. Their fortunes are somewhat better in the Twitter league, however, as Sunderland are hot on the tails of Fulham with around a thousand less followers.

13. Swansea City - 167k (Actual Position, 15th)

The first of the league's two Welsh clubs find themselves in 13th. Swansea memorably won the Capitol One Cup last season and have started brightly in the Europa League - beating Valencia in a resounding 3-0 win.

14. Southampton - 152k (Actual Position, 4th)

Following an impressive start, Mauricio Pochettino's side are currently inside the top four. A not so impressive standing in the Twitter league as the South-coast club are well down the league in 14th place. Southampton will be looking to signing Dani Osvaldo to fire them up the Twitter league with the Italian able to boast over 100k followers.

15. Norwich - 151k (Actual Position, 18th)

Norwich currently occupy the last relegation-spot, though it would be a surprise if Chris Hughton's side are still there come the end of the season. Despite investing in striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, only one side - Stoke - have scored less this season.

16. Stoke City - 144k (Actual Position, 16th)

Stoke's league position is reflected in their Twitter league position. After sacking manager Tony Pulis and appointing Mark Hughes, the club will be hoping a more attractive brand of football can attract some followers to the official club page.

17. West Brom - 102k (Actual Position, 12th)

Despite currently residing in 12th, West Brom have had a tricky start to the season. The Midlands club recorded a surprise victory at Old Trafford, earning a hard-fought draw at table-toppers Arsenal the week after. More performances like that and they may well climb the Twitter table.

18. Cardiff City - 74k (Actual Position, 14th)

Newly-promoted Cardiff are the first team in the list to fail to amass even 100k followers. Many pundits believe the Welsh club face an uphill battle if they're to survive this season and they may also find it difficult to break the 100k mark any time soon.

19. Crystal Palace - 65k (Actual Position, 19th)

The penultimate team in both the Premier League and the Twitter league. Crystal Palace will need to rely on the regularly spouted comedy-gold from manager Ian Holloway if they're to climb the Twitter league. Making the ascent up the actual table may be somewhat harder, however.

20. Hull City - 56k (Actual Position, 8th)

Hull City are the team bottom of the twitter Premier League. With just 56k followers, the Humberside club are stranded in last position. Fortunately for Tigers fans, the club's actual standing is somewhat more optimistic, as the club currently sit eighth in the table.

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