Data Analysts from soccer stats firm Opta came up with their final English Premier League standings by analyzing four years of historic results to predict the likely outcome of each match. There was no shock regarding the winner of the league, with Liverpool topping the standing as expected winning the league with a record breaking 101 points, Manchester City 80 points, Leicester City 67 points and Chelsea 63 points make up the top 4 respectively.
Bournemouth who finished level on 36 points with Watford were relegated on goal difference, joining them were Aston Villa and Norwich City to make up the bottom three.
To separate the winners from the losers, Opta studied the attacking and defensive qualities displayed by each team in the past, with more recent results given extra weight in the calculations.
Analysts then estimated the difficulty of each remaining match, and used goal predictions to guess the results. After running 10,000 simulations of the leftover fixtures, they worked out the probability of every team’s final league position.
As officials debate whether to void the season, honor the current positions, or complete the campaign once the coronavirus is contained, the AI has offered an alternative that would definitely please Liverpool fans.
Below is the detailed Final League Standings
1st: Liverpool – 101 points
2nd: Manchester City – 80 points
3rd: Leicester City – 67 points
4th: Chelsea – 63 points
5th: Manchester United – 61 points
6th: Tottenham Hotspur – 58 points
7th: Wolverhampton Wanderers – 56 points
8th: Arsenal – 56 points
9th: Sheffield United – 55 points
10th: Everton – 50 points
11th: Burnley – 49 points
12th: Crystal Palace – 49 points
13th: Newcastle United – 46 points
14th: Southampton – 44 points
15th: West Ham United – 39 points
16th: Brighton & Hove Albion – 37 points
17th: Watford – 36 points
18th: Bournemouth – 36 points
19th: Aston Villa – 32 points
20th: Norwich City – 29 points