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Chelsea & Man United miss out on title: ‘Supercomputer’ predicts final Premier League table

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Thomas Tuchel the head coach / manager of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sam Bagnall - AMA/Getty Images)

Who will win the Premier League?

2021/22, on paper, looks set to see perhaps the most open Premier League title race in recent memory.

For the last several years it has generally just been Manchester City and or Liverpool who have dominated the English top-flight.

However, summer business on the part of both Manchester United and Chelsea now suggests that all four teams could be in with a shot at silverware this time around.

Chelsea’s biggest issue last term was a lack of goals. However, they have now signed one of the world’s best current no.9s in Romelu Lukaku, as well as bringing in Saul Niguez on loan to provide cover in midfield.

Man United, meanwhile, signed both Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, addressing two of United’s weakest positions in the process.

They also, of course, brought Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club, who has already netted four in three for the Red Devils.

Chelsea & Man United miss out on title: ‘Supercomputer’ predicts final Premier League table

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‘Supercomputer’ predicts Premier League table

Despite this, neither club have been predicted to win the league title this time around by what the Mirror describes as a ‘supercomputer’.

As their report explains, CIES Football Observatory Weekly has used a statistical model to predict how Europe’s top five leagues could finish this season.

The model combines factors like player experience, transfer fees invested into squads and the performance of each team over the last year.

And, as per the Mirror, the model has Manchester City winning the 2021/22 league title. Man United are then in 2nd place, with Liverpool 3rd and Chelsea somewhat surprisingly down in 4th.

Tottenham and Everton, meanwhile take up the Europa League spots, Leicester City are in the Europa Conference League place whilst Newcastle, Watford and Norwich City are relegated.

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 9 20 22
2 Liverpool FC 9 21 21
3 Manchester City 9 16 20
4 West Ham United 9 6 17
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 9 0 15
6 Tottenham Hotspur 9 -4 15
7 Manchester United 9 1 14
8 Everton FC 9 1 14
9 Leicester City 9 0 14
10 Arsenal FC 9 -3 14
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 0 13
12 Brentford FC 9 2 12
13 Aston Villa 9 -2 10
14 Watford FC 9 -5 10
15 Crystal Palace 9 -3 9
16 Southampton FC 9 -4 8
17 Leeds United 9 -8 7
18 Burnley FC 9 -8 4
19 Newcastle United 9 -9 4
20 Norwich City 9 -21 2

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 4
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Hwang, Hee-chan Wolverhampton Wanderers 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 4
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 3
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
King, Joshua Watford FC 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3