Premier League Table 2013 Week 11: Latest Standings, Predictions for Matchday 11

Ryan DavenportContributor INovember 3, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22:  Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal gives instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Stoke City at Emirates Stadium on September 22, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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The first 10 weeks of the 2013-14 Premier League schedule have been anything but predictable, which is why we have so many surprising clubs near the top of the table. 

Yes, many expected Arsenal to contend for a Champions League berth, but few expected Arsene Wenger's  team to be sitting atop the league this deep into the season.

However, after a convincing 2-0 triumph over fellow heavyweight Liverpool, the Gunners appear to be the team to beat, and they'll face another important test in Week 11 when they travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United.

Luckily, the Gunners have managed to put some breathing room between themselves and the rest of the league, as Liverpool and Chelsea lost in Week 10, so even a defeat against Man United would keep Arsenal in the driver's seat. 

Heading into a very intriguing slate of Week 11 clashes, here's a look at the updated league table, as well as predictions for next weekend's biggest matches. 

League Table
4Tottenham Hotspur1062220
5Manchester City1061319
8Manchester United1052317
9Newcastle United1042414
10Hull City1042414
11West Bromwich Albion1034313
12Cardiff City1033412
13Swansea City1032511
14Aston Villa1032511
15West Ham United1024410
17Stoke City102359
18Norwich City102268
20Crystal Palace101093
Barclays Premier League

Arsenal at Manchester United

So far, it's been a trying season for the Red Devils, as David Moyes' first year managing arguably the sport's most storied club has struggled through the first 10 weeks of the schedule. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01:  Mesut Oezil  #11of Arsenal is congratulated by teammate Aaron Ramsey #16 after scoring the opening goal during UEFA Champions League Group F match between Arsenal FC and SSC Napoli at Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2013 in L
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Currently eight points back of league-leading Arsenal, Moyes' group is in dire need of a victory against the Gunners, and this match could make or break Manchester's season. 

It won't be easy, because since his arrival in North London, Mesut Ozil has transformed Arsenal's attack, and that's why this club has been able to remain unbeaten since being stunned by Aston Villa in the season opener. 

For now, I don't see any reason to think that Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and company will be able to knock off the No. 1 Gunners, especially given the improvements of Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla

It'll be close, but the Gunners will continue to pad their lead on the rest of the league with an away victory over the reigning Premier League champions. 

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26:  David Moyes the manager of Manchester United talks with Wayne Rooney during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Stoke City at Old Trafford on October 26, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo b
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Prediction: Arsenal 2, Manchester United 1 

Tottenham Hotspur at Newcastle

In Week 10, Newcastle pulled off one of the season's most shocking upsets, landing a 2-0 victory over a legitimate title contender in Chelsea. 

It wasn't pretty, as the Blues held the vast majority of possession, but Newcastle found the back of the net when it counted and buried two goals in the match's final third. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Andros Townsend of Spurs returns to the pitch after falling into a photo pit during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City at White Hart Lane on October 27, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo
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Now, the club will have another opportunity to knock off a London-based giant in Tottenham, but I wouldn't expect Alan Pardew's squad to make it two in a row on the road against a quality Hotspur club. 

Tottenham's offense has stalled at times thus far, but assuming Aaron Lennon, Andros Townsend and Roberto Soldado do what's expected of them, they'll retain their position in Champions League contention. 

Prediction: Tottenham 1, Newcastle 0  


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