Friday, June 12, 2020

Chelsea will finish ahead of Man U according to supercomputer which has predicted final league table

Manchester United will miss out on the top four this season if predictions made by stats boffins come true.

With the majority of Premier League clubs having nine games left to play there’s still plenty to be decided ahead of the final standings.

While Liverpool are on course for a maiden Premier League title, all eyes will be on who finishes in the top four and who gets relegated.

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea currently sit in the fourth Champions League spot but United are just three points behind.

The likes of Wolves, Tottenham, Sheffield United and Arsenal are also in contention for a top-four finish.

But betting firm Sporting Index have drafted up a final Premier League table after examining each team's final results from the past five seasons.

They’ve studied goals scored and points won during that spell in previous years and it makes good reading for Chelsea fans.

The Blues are on course to finish fourth, three points ahead of sixth-placed United, with Sheffield United finishing a remarkable fifth.

Arsenal will take bragging rights over north London rivals Tottenham with Jose Mourinho’s side predicted to have a nervy finish and end up in ninth.

Crystal Palace sneak into the top 10 while a disappointing first season for Carlo Ancelotti sees Everton finish 12th.

Things are still tight at the bottom too with Norwich, Aston Villa and Bournemouth currently occupying the relegation spots.

Watford sit outside the drop on goal difference but the supercomputer’s final table has the Hornets rock bottom of the table.

Sadly for Norwich and Villa fans they’ll also be heading to the Championship while West Ham and Brighton stay up on goal difference.

Premier League’s opening round of fixtures

Wednesday, June 17

Aston Villa v Sheffield United - 6pm SKY

Man City vs Arsenal - 8.15pm SKY

Friday, June 19

Norwich v Southampton 6pm Sky Pick FREE TO AIR

Tottenham v Manchester United 8.15pm SKY

Saturday, June 20

Watford v Leicester 12.30pm BT

Brighton v Arsenal 3pm BT

West Ham v Wolves 5.30pm SKY

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace 7.45pm BBC - FREE TO AIR

Sunday, June 21

Newcastle v Sheffield United 2pm Sky Pick FREE TO AIR

Aston Villa v Chelsea 4.15pm SKY

Everton v Liverpool 7pm Sky Pick FREE TO AIR

Monday, June 22

Manchester City v Burnley 8pm SKY

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