Premier League Table: Final Week 27 2017 Standings, Results and Week 28 Fixtures

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistMarch 6, 2017

STRATFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 06:  Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates with team mates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on March 6, 2017 in Stratford, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Michael Regan/Getty Images

Chelsea took care of business in Week 27 of the 2016-17 Premier League season, beating West Ham United 2-1 on Monday to move their lead back to 10 points.

Eden Hazard and Diego Costa provided the goals for the Blues, while Manuel Lanzini's strike came too late.

Entering Week 28 of the campaign, Chelsea can afford to lose three of their last 11 matches and still win the title if they win out the rest of the way―the Blues have only lost three matches all season long.

Here's a look at the current standings:

Premier League Standings
3Manchester City2617455329+2455
6Manchester United26131033922+1749
8West Bromwich Albion2711793634+240
11West Ham2796123646-1033
17Crystal Palace2774163546-1125

The fixture list for Week 28:

Upcoming Fixtures
Manchester Cityvs.Stoke City
Bournemouthvs.West Ham United
Hullvs.Swansea City

Hazard was the main star on Monday night at the London Stadium, scoring the first goal and guiding the Blues' attacking flow throughout the night.

The Belgian was set up by Pedro for the opener, with N'Golo Kante making an interception in midfield and launching a quick counter. Hazard and Pedro cleverly worked the ball between them, and the Belgian calmly finished the chance.

As shared by Rob Harris of the Associated Press, security at West Ham's ground wasn't paying attention in the aftermath:

Rob Harris @RobHarris

Further safety issues at Olympic Stadium as fan goes onto the pitch to confront Hazard after scoring - a bit of a distance for fan to cover

Costa doubled the lead in the second half, converting from close range after a corner kick fell into the box.

Per WhoScored.com, the Spaniard has done a superb job of spreading out his goals:

WhoScored.com @WhoScored

Diego Costa: Has now scored in 16 Premier League matches this season, at least 4 more than any other player #WHUCHE

Lanzini pulled one back for the Hammers late in the contest, but a comeback never seemed likely.

With the top four clubs in the league all winning in Week 27, Arsenal are the big losers following their loss to Liverpool at Anfield. The Gunners dropped out of the top four as a result and sit just one point ahead of Manchester United, who drew with Bournemouth.

STRATFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: Antonio Conte manager of Chelsea celebrates the win after the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on March 6, 2017 in Stratford, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)
Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images

Week 28 will be something of a mixed bag, as several top clubs will not feature due to the FA Cup. North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are inactive in the league, and the same goes for Chelsea and United, who will face each other.

That match will undoubtedly soak up the headlines, with Jose Mourinho returning to Stamford Bridge, where he managed the Blues for years.

As shared by United's official Twitter account, Juan Mata reminded the fans there's a match to be played in midweek as well, as the Red Devils face FC Rostov in the UEFA Europa League:

Manchester United @ManUtd

#MondayMotivation https://t.co/1vniztuVmr

With so many top clubs not featuring in Week 28, fans will likely turn their attention to Liverpool, who take on Burnley. Manchester City and Stoke City will do battle in midweek.


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