Sports Interactive are on the verge of releasing their latest title for the gaming community to immerse themselves into the virtual world of football management and take charge of their favourite with the chance of taking them to glory.
Despite not having official licensing for England’s top-flight, the developers have ensured that the database is more extensive than ever before and with a vast array of new features being added to this year’s game.
With this in mind, we took the opportunity to see what the Premier League table would look like at the end of the current campaign, taking into consideration the millions that Newcastle United have inherited.
Who will finish on top of the pile? What will the top four look like? Which teams will qualify for Europe and who will be relegated? Scroll down to find out what FM22 believes the end of this season could look like.
Football Manager 2022 Simulation
GiveMeSport’s simulation of the Premier League season ended in glory for Manchester United, who won the title by four points ahead of local rivals Manchester City. Liverpool and Chelsea rounded out the top four spots and all finished above 82 points.
Arsenal managed to get themselves back into Europe by finishing 5th in the standings, fractionally missing out on Champions League football. Tottenham finished marginally behind their North London rivals which gets them into the Europa Conference League for the second season running. West Ham, Everton, Leeds United and Leicester City rounded out the top 10 with the Foxes qualifying for the Europa League after winning the League Cup.
The fairytale season for Brentford ended in a whimper, finishing rock bottom of the Premier League which saw them relegated to the Championship, with Norwich City and Wolves joining them. Despite Newcastle United possessing a transfer war chest, they did what they had to do and retained their Premier League status by finishing 14th in the table.
Our simulation saw seven managerial changes during the season, with one particular surprise coming in the form of Marcelo Bielsa who walked away from Elland Road to move to St James’ Park and take charge of Newcastle.
The Argentinian replaced Brendan Rodgers who joined the Magpies at the beginning of the campaign but was sacked following a string of poor results during the first half of the season.
Rodgers’ place at the King Power Stadium was filled by the legendary Italian midfielder Gennaro Gattuso.
The first sacking of the season came at Wolves with Bruno Lage leaving his position, with Steven Gerrard leaving the Scottish champions Rangers to take the reins at the Molineux, but was unable to ensure Premier League survival during his six months in charge.
Brighton’s Graham Potter was also sacked just before the Christmas period with Andrea Pirlo taking his first managerial position with the Seagulls since he was dismissed by Juventus the season before.
That was not all. Brentford’s Thomas Frank and Tottenham’s Nuno Espirito Santo also lost their jobs due to Risk of Relegation and Supporter Pressure. The former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard moved to the Brentford Community Stadium and the World Cup-winning head coach Joachin Low went to North London and guided Spurs back into Europe.
What are your thoughts on our simulation? Do you think similar events could take place in the real-life campaign? Feel free to get in touch and let us know!
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