PL table predicted with Man Utd fifth and Spurs pipping Arsenal to eighth

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED claimed the last Champions League spot in a new data driven simulation of the 2019/20 Premier League season.United beat Wolves to fifth by just five points while Tottenham also snuck ahead of bitter rivals Arsenal to finish eighth.3The project undertaken by FiveThirtyEight sees previous team data collated to simulate the remaining games of the season and produce a final Premier League table for the campaign currently suspended because of coronavirus.With Manchester City, who retained second spot, currently banned from next season’s Champions League, a fifth place finish for their bitter rivals United would be enough to claim a place in European club football’s most prestigious tournament.Leicester, Chelsea and Liverpool took up the remaining qualification places with the latter unsurprisingly hanging on to claim the title.Further down the table, in North London, Spurs’ 55 points was enough to beat Arsenal, on 53, to eighth place and claim a Europa League spot.3 Man Utd nabbed the last Champions League spot in a Premier League table simulationCredit: Getty Images – Getty3 Arsenal were pipped to eighth by TottenhamCredit: PA:Press AssociationWhile at the bottom of the table, things did not go well for Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich who were relegated.West Ham managed a narrow escape to finish 17th on 38 points while the doomed trio finished on 36, 34 and 30 respectively.The table also shows each team’s chance of winning the league, qualifying for the Champions League and getting relegated when football returns.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himSo while the Hammers, alongside Watford and Brighton escaped relegation in the simulation, the stats suggest there is a still strong chance they could go down if the season re-starts.The East Londoners have a 31 per cent chance with the Hornets and the Seagulls coming in at 25 and 19 respectively.It also gives Wolves and Sheffield United an outside chance of nabbing a Champions League spot at 23 and 11 per cent.England 1966 World Cup hero and Leeds United legend Norman Hunter dies after testing positive for coronavirus aged 76last_img

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