FIFA mathematical formula predicts final Premier League table, with bad news for Arsenal

The future of the remainder of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign is currently in limbo.

England’s top flight season is postponed until Thursday April 30 at the earliest, with Premier League clubs currently facing an uncertain future.

Premier League leaders Liverpool will be sweating on the season climax more than most. The Reds are a staggering 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League.

With a further postponement now confirmed, a professor of mathematics at Columbia University has taken a close look at how things could pan out in the Premier League this season with the help of an advanced statistical model.

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The model, which has been created by Professor Julien Guyon, has been used by FIFA.

It analyses factors such as the strength of an opponent, and home and away form, which FIFA use to compile their men’s and women’s FIFA World Rankings.

Based on the data, Liverpool, in no shock to anyone, will be crowned Premier League champions and smash through the current points record, finishing the season with 106 points.

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The race to seal a top four place is the tightest it has been in years. Chelsea, who are currently lying fourth, are on 48 points whilst Arsenal, who occupy ninth-place, are on 40 points (having played a game less), meaning it would likely go down to the wire to secure European football for next season.

But, of course, should Manchester City fail in their attempts to overturn their UEFA ban, the team finishing in fifth this season would qualify for next season’s Champions League, with City destined to secure a top four spot.

The advanced statistical model is backing Chelsea to finish in fourth and pip Manchester United to that achievement by three points.

That outcome would see Manchester United bag fifth place and thus qualify for the Champions League at the…