Liverpool have managed to cling on to first place and now have to face up to the 'top-at-christmas' myth. However, Chelsea are playing fantastic football and have a far superior goal difference. Arsenal have clawed back up to 3rd after being 6th on the 22nd November. Aston Villa complete the top 4, managing to hold of champions Man.Utd, who have two games in hand. Portsmouth have handled the loss of Harry Redknapp well, gaining 17 points since he left. Hull are still in the top 7, despite only winning 9 points since 29th October, and Everton are up there too. Wigan and Sunderland fans will surely be happy by 10th and 11th place respectively. But how will Wigan do without the firepower of Amir Zaki? Tottenham have managed to climb their way out of the relegation zone and out of any trouble. There is still trouble afoot at St.James' Park as Newcastle remain in the bottom three, and they are joined by new boys West Brom and, in last place, Bolton. BUT WILL LOOK LIKE THIS?