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How The Premier League Would Look If It Was Decided At The Halfway Point

How The Premier League Would Look If It Was Decided At The Halfway Point

The Premier League table if the season was decided based on positions on the halfway point has been revealed - with a lot of interesting changes.

It was announced on Tuesday that France's Ligue 1 has been cancelled with all sporting events in France postponed until September due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Three ways of deciding the season have been rumoured, those being points per game, the table as it is now, and going off the table at the halfway point.

The Athletic have worked out how the table after 19 games would impact the Premier League's final standings.

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The entire table would be as follows below:

1. Liverpool (52 points)

2. Leicester City (39 points)

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3. Manchester City (38 points)

4. Chelsea (32 points)

5. Wolverhampton Wanderers (30 points)

6. Tottenham Hotspur (29 points)

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7. Sheffield United (29 points)

8. Manchester United (28 points)

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9. Crystal Palace (26 points)

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10. Newcastle United (25 points)

11. Arsenal (24 points)

12. Burnley (24 points)

13. Everton (22 points)

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14. Southampton (21 points)

15. Brighton & Hove Albion (20 points)

16. Bournemouth (20 points)

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17. West Ham United (19 points)

18. Aston Villa (18 points)

19. Watford (13 points)

20. Norwich City (12 points)

One thing that doesn't change no matter the way it is spun - Liverpool will end the season Premier League champions if a champion is crowned.

Jurgen Klopp's side recorded 17 wins from their first 18 games, with the two dropped points coming against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Furthermore, this method would seem them granted the tag of 'invincible'.

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Although it wouldn't be revered in the same was as Arsenal's 38 game unbeaten campaign in 03/04, Liverpool's first loss came in February against Watford.

It's Watford who would be the biggest losers if the season was decided based on the halfway mark, as they would be relegated.

The Hornets started the season slowly and sacked two managers before hiring Nigel Pearson.

Pearson has turned Watford's fortunes around since joining in December and has guided them away from trouble.

Despite this, it could be for naught if action in 2020 is declared null and void.

In terms of European qualification, the Champions League places would go to the current top four.

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The only change would be Manchester City and Leicester City swapping places.

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur would qualify for the Europa League, while Manchester United and Arsenal would miss out on European football all together.

Do you think this is a fair way to decide the Premier League?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Premier League, Coronavirus

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.