It was another fascinating Premier League weekend.
On Saturday, it was all about the title race.
But before Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea all kicked off at 3pm, the ever-improving Arsenal went to Leicester and came away with a 2-0 victory.
Mikel Arteta’s side are now within touching distance of the top-four.
Then came the three big-hitters, who all had relatively easy-looking fixtures.
Chelsea went to Newcastle and eased to a 3-0 victory. Job done.
However, Liverpool and Manchester City had difficulties.
Liverpool allowed a 2-0 lead to slip and drew 2-2 to Brighton.
Meanwhile, City had Aymeric Laporte sent off as they lost 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace. Wow.
It was a set of results that moved Chelsea three points clear.
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Then, in the evening match, Manchester United picked up a much-needed win as they beat Tottenham 3-0 in north London. While that victory may save Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for now, it could well signal the end for Nuno Espirito Santo.
On Sunday, Norwich lost yet again as were beaten 2-1 by Leeds while West Ham moved level with Man City and maintained fourth place with a 4-1 win at Aston Villa.
Ten games in (other than Everton and Wolves who play on Monday night) and the table is really started to take shape.
But how will it end up?
Well, forget about supercomputers because the guys at FiveThirtyEight have created an algorithm to calculate the final standings in the Premier League.
If you want to know exactly how it works, check it out HERE.
So, how will the Premier League end?
Let’s take a look:
The final Premier League table predicted
Wow, so let’s start at the top.
There is just ONE point separating Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Despite the graphic showing Man City at the top, it would actually be Liverpool taking the title with a superior goal difference (+58 compared to +54). Chelsea are in third just one point behind.
Now that would be one hell of a final day.
Despite their recent results, Manchester United look set to pip West Ham into the final Champions League spot with the Hammers having to settle for fifth. Arsenal, meanwhile, finish sixth ahead of Brighton and north London rivals, Tottenham.
Leicester and Wolves complete the top half.
Down at the bottom, Norwich are set to pick up another 23 points but that won’t be enough to lift them from 20th position. Interestingly, Newcastle are in 19th - we doubt the data is aware they may spend millions in January…
Meanwhile, Watford also look set for an immediate return to the Championship.News Now - Sport News