Before the Premier League called for all games to be suspended until April 4th, talkSPORT’s ‘Super-Computer‘ predicted how the 2019/20 table would end up come mid May.
If the season is completed it’ll drag well into June given the three week delay that’s already been sanctioned – but that would be a small price to pay given there’s now genuine fears it could be made ‘null and void’ should the coronavirus pandemic show no signs of slowing down.
Nevertheless, it’s intriguing to see the predicted final standings from the last time a ball was kicked, with their Super Computer (which factors in form and fixtures) backing us to finish in 14th.
20. Norwich City (relegated)
19. Aston Villa (relegated)
18. Bournemouth (relegated)
17. Brighton and Hove Albion
16. West Ham United
14. Newcastle United
13. Crystal Palace
8. Sheffield United
7. Tottenham Hotspur (Europa League qualification)
6. Wolverhampton Wanderers (Europa League qualification)
5. Chelsea (Champions League qualification)
4. Manchester United (Champions League qualification)
3. Leicester City (Champions League qualification)
2. Manchester City (Currently banned from UEFA competitions)
1. Liverpool (Premier League champions)
Here’s the table as things stand:
So, they didn’t expect any change at the bottom, but it’s easy to see why given Norwich are cut adrift and current 18th and 19th placed sides Bournemouth and Aston Villa have VERY difficult run ins.
At the top, they see Man Utd leapfrogging Chelsea and moving into 4th, with Arsenal also predicted to miss out on European Football – meaning they could be one of few to benefit from a ‘null and void’ finish to the season.