AN alternative Premier League table has Arsenal finishing TWELFTH while Manchester United miss out on a top-four spot.
The Mail, working with Opta Sports using a method devised by L’Equipe for Ligue 1, have predicted how the final Premier League table will look if the season does not resume amid the coronavirus crisis.
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Prem chiefs are hoping to restart the competition on June 8, with clubs poised to return to training early next month.
But there are fears coronavirus will keep the season halted, meaning chiefs will have to figure out a way of deciding positions if deciding not to declare it null and void.
And French boffins have apparently hit the nail on the head with their theory.
Applied to the Premier League, Liverpool are clear winners with a record 109 points and a goal difference of 90.
That’s a whole 30 points ahead of Man City, who themselves finish just two points above Leicester.
Two wins v same opponent: 3 points
One win, one draw v same opponent: 2 points
One win, one loss v same opponent: 1.5 points
Two draws v same opponent: 1 point
One draw, one loss v same opponent: 0.5 points
Two defeats v same opponent: 0 points
If you’ve only played one game v an opponent, that result stands.
Chelsea nab the fourth Champions League spot ahead of Man Utd, who finish one point above both Wolves and Sheffield United.
Spurs take up eighth, with Crystal Palace and Burnley making up the rest of the top ten.
Surprisingly, Newcastle finish 11th and are two points ABOVE Arsenal, who end levy with Southampton.
Everton, West Ham, Brighton and Bournemouth make up the rest of the teams to earn their place in next season’s top flight.
That means it’s relegation doom for Aston Villa, Watford and Norwich.
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