Football Manager simulates the entire 2019/20 Premier League season


The transfer window has been and gone and it’s now time for the fun to begin.

Last season’s runners-up Liverpool kick of the new Premier League campaign at Anfield against newly-promoted Norwich.

And the opening weekend is rounded off with a mouth-watering clash between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United and Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.

With the transfer window now shut, us fans can finalise our Fantasy Football teams.

How did we previously manage that when the transfer window didn’t shut until the start of September!?

And now we know the state of each Premier League club, we can also start making predictions.

But instead of us aimlessly trying to predict what’s going to happen, Planet Football have attempted to have an educated guess - by simulating the entire season on Football Manager.


They used the data editor to update the database with all of the summer transfers.

So, how will the Premier League look come May? Well according to Football Manager, a bit like this:



Manchester City win their third consecutive Premier League title with a relatively measly 88 points.

After their brilliant transfer window, Arsenal claim second - just five points adrift of City.

Manchester United and Liverpool make up the top-four with Chelsea and Spurs missing out.

Bournemouth book a place in Europe with a seventh-place finish, ahead of Leicester and Brighton who finish narrowly behind them.

Down at the bottom, Aston Villa’s transfer business isn’t enough to save them as they’re relegated alongside Norwich and, rather surprisingly, Watford - who finish rock-bottom.

Elsewhere, City claim the Champions League and FA Cup, while Liverpool claim the League Cup.


Best signings:

  • Harry Maguire – 53 games – 3 goals – 7.23 average rating 
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 42 games – 1 goal – 7.19 average rating
  • Alex Iwobi – 33 games – 11 goals / 7 assists – 7.15 average rating
  • Pablo Fornals – 45 games – 10 goals / 6 assists – 7.11 average rating
  • Patrick Cutrone – 42 games – 17 goals / 3 assists – 7.07 average rating

Worst signings:

  • Moise Kean – 4 games – 0 goals – 6.35 average rating
  • Tyrone Mings – 26 games – 0 goals – 6.60 average rating
  • Sebastien Haller – 28 games – 7 goals – 6.73 average rating
  • Giovani Lo Celso – 1(22) games – 0 goals – 6.75 average rating
  • Nicolas Pepe – 17 games – 2 goals – 6.80 average rating
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