Frank Lampard’s first season in Chelsea has caught the eyes of many and a stern fight lies ahead in the final months of the season in the hunt to secure Champions League football.
The Blues were superb in the opening months of the campaign but have stumbled more recently, failing to win their last three Premier League matches prior to the winter break.
That has opened the door for the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham, Wolves and even Sheffield United to claw back into the race for a top-four finish.
With a challenging FA Cup clash with Liverpool on the horizon and a Champions League double-header with Bayern Munich, the pressure on the squad increasing.
So can Lampard cope with the pressure? Will Champions League football return to Stamford Bridge next season? We used popular football management simulation game Football Manager 2020 to find out.
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The final 2019/20 Premier League table predicted by Football Manager 2020
To set up this simulation, the guys at Football Manager kindly supplied us with a save game with an updated database featuring all the latest signings, manager changes and crucially, updated fixtures, results and league table.
We then simulated the rest of the 2019/20 Premier League season ourselves, to see how the final 2019/20 Premier League table could look.
Here is the league table as of February 7, 2020, with all the accurate results and fixtures added in.
The season turned out to be a positive one for Frank Lampard’s Chelsea, but first lets take a look at some of the major results.
Chelsea 3-1 Manchester United – February 17 2020
Chelsea are predicted to secure a huge result when they return from their winter break next week with a dominating 3-1 victory over top-four rivals Manchester United, courtesy of a brace from Willian and an effort from Mason Mount.
West Ham 3-1 Chelsea – April 3 2020…