How the last 20 Premier League seasons would have finished if they were cancelled after 29 games

There is a genuine chance there will be no more matches played in the 2019/20 Premier League season.

Matches have initially been postponed until April due to the coronavirus outbreak but it seems incredibly unlikely they will resume in just three weeks’ time.

The Premier League will be having a meeting on Thursday with the 20 clubs to decide what should happen to the season now. Almost every side has played 29 games and have just nine more matches to play.

Can it be delayed and played over the summer?

Should it be rendered null and void?

Or should they end it now and take the league positions as they are?

That last scenario seems unlikely but it would see Liverpool crowned champions, while Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich would be relegated.

And it got us thinking.

How would the final Premier League table look in previous years had it just stopped after 29 matches?

So GMS decided to have a look.

Obviously, because every team doesn’t play at the same time, it’s impossible to have everyone playing exactly 29 matches. But here’s how the previous 20 Premier League seasons would look if the campaign was stopped at this stage every year:

2018/19

How it finished:

Champions: Man City

Top four: Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham

Bottom three: Cardiff, Fulham, Huddersfield

2017/18

How it finished:

Champions: Man City

Top four: Man City, Man Utd, Tottenham, Liverpool

Bottom three: Swansea, Stoke, West Brom

2016/17

How it finished:

Champions: Chelsea

Top four: Chelsea, Tottenham, Man City, Liverpool

Bottom three: Hull, Middlesbrough, Sunderland

2015/16

How it finished:

Champions: Leicester

Top four: Leicester, Arsenal, Tottenham, Man City

Bottom three: Newcastle, Norwich, Aston Villa

2014/15

How it finished:

Champions: Chelsea

Top four: Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd

Bottom three: Hull, Burnley, QPR

2013/14

How it finished:

Champions: Man City

Top four: Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal

Bottom three: Norwich, Fulham, Cardiff

2012/13

How it finished:

Champions: Man Utd

Top four: Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal

Bottom three: Wigan, Reading, QPR

2011/12

How it finished:

Champions: Man City

Top four: Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal, Tottenham

Bottom three: Bolton, Blackburn, Wolves

2010/11

How it finished:

Champions: Man Utd

Top four: Man Utd, Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal

Bottom three: Birmingham, Blackpool, West Ham

2009/10

How it finished:

Champions: Chelsea

Top four: Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal, Tottenham

Bottom three: Burnley, Hull, Portsmouth

2008/09

How it finished:

Champions: Man Utd

Top four: Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal

Bottom three: Newcastle, Middlesbrough, West Brom

2007/08

How it finished:

Champions: Man Utd

Top four: Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool

Bottom three: Reading, Birmingham, Derby

2006/07

How it finished:

Champions: Man Utd

Top four: Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal

Bottom three: Sheffield Utd, Charlton, Watford

2005/06

How it finished:

Champions: Chelsea

Top four: Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal

Bottom three: Birmingham, West Brom, Sunderland

2004/05

How it finished:

Champions: Chelsea

Top four: Chelsea, Arsenal, Man Utd, Everton

Bottom three: Crystal Palace, Norwich, Southampton

2003/04

How it finished:

Champions: Arsenal

Top four: Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool

Bottom three: Leicester, Leeds, Wolves

2002/03

How it finished:

Champions: Man Utd

Top four: Man Utd, Arsenal, Newcastle, Chelsea

Bottom three: West Ham, West Brom, Sunderland

2001/02

How it finished:

Champions: Arsenal

Top four: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd, Newcastle

Bottom three: Ipswich, Derby, Leicester

2000/01

How it finished:

Champions: Man Utd

Top four: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Leeds

Bottom three: Man City, Coventry, Bradford

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