Liverpool, Man Utd, Arsenal: The 2020/21 Premier League table has been predicted


The Premier League has once again stepped to the side to make way for another international break.

I know, I know, I hear you groaning from all around the country and let me reassure you that you aren't alone in bemoaning one of the most entertaining seasons of club football being put on hold for any length of time.

But watching UEFA Nations League clashes that we don't actually really care about is a necessary evil for building up excitement for when England's top-flight does indeed return to our screens.

Craziest Premier League season

If there is any positive that comes from the international break putting the Premier League on ice, however, it's the fact it gives us time to breathe and reflect on how things have gone so far.

Besides, with the COVID-19 pandemic bunching up the schedule even more than usual, you'd be forgiven for failing to keep up with the constant chopping and changing in the table.

And that's without mentioning that the 2020/21 season has been so crazy that every team has been defeated at least once with bonkers results such as Manchester United and Liverpool losing 6-1 and 7-2 respectively.


Almost impossible to predict

Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur are currently leading the way, Southampton are just two points shy of top spot, while Arsenal and United are collecting dust in the bottom half of the table.

So, sure, there are still more than 29 game-weeks for the Premier League standings to adjust to some semblance of normality, but there's no denying that this season is tougher to predict than ever.

We don't doubt for one second that some of the forecasts made in the summer - ours included - already look silly and even those by statistical bodies have likely been undercut too.


Supercomputer predicts the table

But now that we know the Premier League is being so unpredictable, can we predict how the rest of the unpredictability will unfold? You follow?

Well, that very hypothesis was put to the test on Monday when talkSPORT wheeled out their trusty 'Super Computer' to predict the final 2020/21 Premier League now that we've reached November.

Let's just say that the standings are a little easier on the eye if you support Liverpool or Chelsea than if you're United or Arsenal through and through. See what the computer churned out below:

20. Fulham (relegated)

19. West Bromwich Albion (relegated)

18. Burnley (relegated)


17. Sheffield United

16. Brighton & Hove Albion

15. Leeds United

14. Newcastle United 


13. Crystal Palace

12. West Ham United

11. Wolverhampton Wanderers


10. Aston Villa

9. Southampton

8. Manchester United


7. Everton

6. Arsenal (Europa League qualification)

5. Leicester City (Champions League qualification)

4. Tottenham Hotspur (Champions League qualification)


3. Chelsea (Champions League qualification)

2. Manchester City (Champions League qualification)

1. Liverpool (champions)


So hard to call

If you're wondering why Leicester have been predicted to qualify for the Champions League despite finishing in fifth, we don't know either, but I guess the talkSPORT tech is predicting they'll win the Europa League?

Either way, I think it's pretty uncontroversial of them to predict Liverpool as champions because Jurgen Klopp's men seem to be tripping up the least in a title race already full of stumbles and falls.

City and Chelsea making up the rest of the podium feels a little less certain, mind, and we're inclined to think that Tottenham and Leicester could stage genuine title challenges deep into next year.


As for United, I think they've been done dirty here and whether by way of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being replaced or the club experiencing a renaissance, they should finish above Everton and Arsenal.

Meanwhile, down at the bottom, I suspect Sheffield United will bite the bullet as opposed to Burnley, but it's hard to disagree with West Brom and Fulham booking their places back in the Championship.

However, all that being said, if ever a Premier League season is going to raise two fingers to convention and predictability, then you know it's 2020/21.


In a year where the only thing that's predictable is indeed the unpredictable, don't be surprised if, once again, the Premier League shows exactly why it's world football's most loveably bonkers competition.

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