The Athletic have released two potential Premier League tables that could come into consideration if a safe and suitable way to finish the final 9 games of the 2019/20 season is not agreed upon.
On Sunday government officials gave the top flight the green light to resume fixtures behind closed doors from June 1st onwards, but theories are now emerging to show what could happen if the worst-case scenario were to occur.
The first graph (see below) is based on a points per game calculation, which sees very little change to the current Premier League table – although it would cause some debate between Spurs and Arsenal fans.
The second graph shows ‘points per game’ being applied but with extra detail added from previous home and away results:
Using this method would have serious implications to the relegation zone, with West Ham falling two places and being relegated as a result.
It seems so unlikely that this would be considered a serious option, as it would automatically be accused of jiggery pokery and sheer guesswork to conclude the current season – plus the financial costs at stake are huge.
Here’s some advice, either play when it is safe to do so…or cancel it altogether!