A sports analytics company has predicted the outcome of the Premier League title race after just two games and there are some extremely interesting results.
The opening two weekends of the Premier League have already provided some shock results which has been made even more dramatic with the reintroduction of fans in the stadiums.
However,FiveThirtyEighthave already used their statistics on the underlying performance of each team to create a table that shows what the Premier League table should like by the end of the season.
After two weeks, five clubs have a 100% record so far with Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham and Brighton and Hove Albion joint top of the league.
In contrast, Norwich, Arsenal, Burnley, Newcastle and Wolves are without a win and find themselves rock bottom of the table.
Whilst there is plenty of scope for the table to change due to injuries, international breaks and changes in managers, FiveThirtyEight have produced a table using theirForecasts and Soccer Power Index (SPI) ratings.
Using their predictive tools, this is the result:
- Manchester City – 80 points
- Chelsea – 77 points
- Liverpool – 77 points
- Manchester United – 69 points
- Tottenham – 63 points
- West Ham – 58 points
- Brighton – 54 points
- Arsenal – 54 points
- Leicester – 54 points
- Everton – 53 points
- Aston Villa – 50 points
- Leeds – 47 points
- Wolves – 45 points
- Brentford – 41 points
- Southampton – 41 points
- Newcastle – 39 points
- Burnley – 39 points
- Crystal Palace – 37 points
- Watford – 37 points
- Norwich – 34 points
According to the table, Manchester City are set to retain their crown even though they lost their game of the season to Tottenham.
However, it is clearly going to be a closely fought race according to FiveThirtyEight as Chelsea and Liverpool will finish three points behind the champions with Manchester United making up the fourth spot.
The bottom three is made up of Norwich, Watford and Crystal Palace which would see two newly promoted sides immediately return to the championship after one season.
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