How the Premier League table would finish if they use the same result from reverse fixtures

It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the 2019/20 Premier League season is going to be completed.

The Premier League has initially been postponed until April but the chances of them resuming then seems incredibly slim.

Almost everyone has given their opinion on what should happen if the season has to stop.

Should Liverpool be crowned champions? Should Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich be relegated? Should Leeds and West Brom be promoted? Or should the season be declared null and void?

One idea that hasn’t been discussed – and probably for good reason – is deciding the remaining fixtures by using the scoreline in the reverse fixture.

There’s very little chance of the Premier League implementing such system but, just for fun, The Totally Football Show decided to see what the final table would look like.

Obviously, Liverpool are champions by winning their remaining nine matches leaving them on 109 points. They would clinch the title with a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Anfield. City finish a huge 30 points behind.

But it’s the race for a top-four/top-five finish and the battle against relegation that is really interesting.

We’ll let podcast host James Richardson give you the run-down.

“Going into the last day, based on the results from those reverse fixtures, Norwich would already be down, with Watford, Villa and Bournemouth fighting to avoid the last two places,” Richarson explains.

“Manchester United would be sixth, two points behind Wolves with a game to play, and on the final day they steal fifth place, and possibly a Champions League place, after Wolves suffer an unlikely 5-2 defeat at Stamford Bridge, while United win 1-0 at the King Power, Harry Maguire with his arms aloft.

“Bournemouth, meanwhile, survive, after an equally unlikely 3-1 win at Everton. Villa and Watford go down, although Watford might have been better off had they not lost 8-0 to Manchester City again. Twice in one season! Once is careless, but twice…”

Elsewhere, Arsenal finish below both Burnley and Newcastle in 12th breaking the record of the most draws ever in a Premier League season (18).

Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton, meanwhile, have to settle for a 14th-placed finish – they have Marco Silva to blame for that!

Many teams would be delighted if the Premier League decide to use this incredibly unfair way to settle the season. However, we can’t imagine the three relegated clubs and those who miss out on Champions League football being too impressed…

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