|5||Hebei China Fortune FC||26||-6||36|
|11||Yanbian Fude FC||26||-3||32|
|12||Shandong Luneng Taishan||26||-1||30|
|15||Shijiazhuang Ever Bright||26||-20||24|
Guangzhou R&F were drifting until Dragan Stojkovic's arrival, with Arsene Wenger's protege overseeing an upturn in fortunes.
Gao Hongbo believes the Chinese Super League season is having a detrimental effect on his team's hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals.
Demba Ba's leg break in July was the making of Shanghai Shenhua's season and has raised the question about how CSL clubs integrate their star players.
Luiz Felipe Scolari has praised the Guangzhou Evergrande's owners after seeing his side book their place in the final of the Chinese FA Cup.
Manuel Pellegrini has called on his Hebei China Fortune players to prove their worth in what remains of the Chinese Super League season.
Alex Teixeira's goal propelled Jiangsu Suning over Tianjin Teda 2-0 and within three points of the top spot in the CSL.