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Data analyst gives his predictions for the final 2018/19 Premier League table

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The 2018/19 Premier League season is quickly approaching the home straight.

In the coming weeks, the key positions in the table will be decided in what has been an enthralling campaign up until now.

Liverpool and Manchester City look set to compete in a two-horse race for the title, while Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United will battle for the coveted fourth spot.

Further down the table, Huddersfield - despite their win over Wolves last night - and Fulham look set for relegation.

Cardiff, Southampton and Brighton face a tough end to the season to prevent themselves from being the third team to drop down to the Championship.

Throughout the campaign, a number of 'supercomputers' have attempted to predict the final standings of the table.

However, to spice things up a little, a human being has had a go at doing the same.

World famous data analyst and statistician Nate Silver - who has 3.2m followers on Twitter - has given his predictions for the Premier League on his website FiveThirtyEight.

The results? Well, Man City's goal-scoring prowess earns them their fourth Premier League title, beating Liverpool to top spot by virtue of goal difference.

Guardiola after the Carabao Cup final

As for the top-four, Chelsea pip Arsenal by just one extra point on their own goal difference, while United trail the pair by two points.

Cardiff are the team to join Huddersfield and Fulham in the drop zone, amassing just 33 points - if Silver's predictions are correct, a very low 34 points would be all that's needed to survive.

You can view the full standings below.

THE FINAL TABLE

Top half

Bottom half

If Liverpool do not win the league title after losing just two games, the red half of Merseyside really will curse their luck in the Premier League era.

As for Arsenal and Unai Emery, missing out on Champions League football by the smallest margin possible would be the bitterest of blows.

If you would like to know how Silver conducts his thorough and quite fascinating research, you can read up on just that right here.

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