FIFA statistical model predicts where Chelsea will finish in Premier League
A statistical model that helps determine FIFA international ranking has been used to predict the Premier League final standings if the clubs return to action.
With the remaining nine games (some clubs have 10 games) of the Premier League 2019/20 will not take place until May at the earliest, football fans can’t help but question how the season will pan out.
The title race may not be that difficult to predict, with league leaders Liverpool 25 points clear at the top.
The battles for the top four and relegation spots, however, are really tight, with only few points separating those in it.
Chelsea, who currently occupy the fourth place, are only three points ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United. Arsenal are ninth, with a game in hand, and only eight points away from the Blues.
Any team from the top half of the table could mathematically finish in the top four.
The advanced statistical model created by Professor Julien Guyon of Columbia University predicts the Premier League conclusion.
Based on a report from The Times, the model analysis uses variables such as the strength of the opponents, home and away forms, etc.
The model predicts Chelsea to keep their stance in the top four, edging out Manchester United by three points.
However, depending on Manchester City’s CAS appeal to their Champions League ban, Manchester United could still qualify for the Champions League based on the predicted final positions.
Unsurprisingly, the model hands the Premier League title to Liverpool with a record-breaking 106 points.