Premier League: Supercomputer Predicts Final Standings as Season Hots Up

Premier League: Supercomputer Predicts Final Standings as Season Hots Up

Fred Kennedy
February 3, 2022 at 9:37 AM
  • With Manchester City in a pole position to retain the EPL title, attention is shifting to the top four race
  • Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, West ham, and Arsenal are all eyeing a Champions League slot
  • Football boffins are backing Tottenham to pip the Red Devils and Arsenal to the top-four finish after their decent January transfer window

A supercomputer has predicted the final Premier League standings as the 2021/22 campaign enters a critical stage.

Man United interim boss Ralf Rangnick. Photo: Getty Images.
Rangnick will be hoping to lead Man United to a top-four finish at the end of the season. Photo: Getty Images.
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Man City are currently topping the standings and look set to retain the Premier League title.

Liverpool and Chelsea make up the top three teams, with the fourth spot up for grabs.

Attention is now expected to shift to the battle for the top four, with Man United, Arsenal, West Ham, and Tottenham are all in a pole position to secure the final place for the Champions League.

Top-four race hotting up

The Sun, citing SBK's supercomputer had previously backed United to seal the spot, but their failure to make any signings in January has seen them fall behind in the race.

Football boffins have predicted the Red Devils will now have to contend with a fifth-place finish, with Tottenham pipping them into fourth.

The algorithm tips Arsenal to finish in sixth, in a scenario that will see them miss out on an appearance in Europe's elite competition once again.

Wolves, Leicester, Brighton, Aston Villa, and Crystal Palace have been backed to follow in that order, with Everton managing a 14th-place finish under new boss, Frank Lampard.

On the other end of the table, moneybags Newcastle can afford a smile as they are predicted to beat the drop.

However, it is bad news for Watford who have been backed to get relegated alongside Norwich and Burnley.

Final EPL standings as predicted by the Supercomputer

1. Man City

2. Liverpool

3. Chelsea

4. Tottenham

5. Man United

6. Arsenal

7. West Ham

8. Wolves

9. Leicester

10. Brighton

11. Aston Villa

12. Southampton

13. Crystal Palace

14. Everton

15. Leeds

16. Brentford

17. Newcastle

18. Burnley

19. Watford

20. Norwich

Tuchel wants Real star

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Thomas Tuchel is said to have prioritised the signing of a defender with the futures of Rudiger, Christensen, and Azpilicueta still unclear.

Tuchel reportedly has Eder Militao in mind and has informed Chelsea chiefs of his desire to have the Real Madrid defender within his ranks.

The Brazilian defender is contracted at Santiago Bernabeu until 2025 having joined the Spanish side from Porto in 2019.

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