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How The Premier League Table Looks Based On Where Clubs 'Deserve' To Be

How The Premier League Table Looks Based On Where Clubs 'Deserve' To Be

A data analyst website has revealed how the Premier League table would look using expected goals - and Liverpool would no longer be top.

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Data experts Infogol have analysed the season which has seen Liverpool earn a massive 25 point lead over Manchester City.

But based on the expected goals for and against, it should be Pep Guardiola's side sitting at the top of the table.

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Infogol have explained the table stating: "The Expected League position is the position a team 'deserves' to be in given their performances thus far. The Infogol model assesses the chances a team creates and concedes in each match and simulates the chance of getting each result to estimate the number of points they could expect to get given their performances."

Check out the entire table below.

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City are placed ahead of Liverpool thanks to their ridiculous expected goals for tally.

The current Premier League champions are this season's top scorers with 68 goals so far, but their xG states they should have scored 78 goals.

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Meanwhile, Liverpool have an xG tally of 62 and have scored 66 goals in the Premier League this season.

Alongside a change at the top of the table is a massive change to the chase for Champions League.

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Leicester City have been replaced in the top four by Wolves, while Manchester United are languishing in eighth.

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North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also down in the bottom half of the table, placing 13th and 15th respectively.

Despite the way the table reads, Liverpool have been dominant this season and thoroughly deserve to win the title.

Jurgen Klopp's men are just two wins from glory and resume their campaign against Everton on Sunday.

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They could win the title as early as Sunday should City lose to Arsenal on Wednesday and they win in the Merseyside derby.

A title win would normally spark scenes of huge celebration but 'The Reds' could be left to realise all their dreams in the car park of Goodison Park.

According to the Daily Mail, that's due to the fact that Covid-19 protocols will mean away sides not changing in the locker rooms in the stadium but in a temporary structure built in the car park at the Park End of the ground.

Liverpool players will be heading back to the structure at full time and could be doing so as champions, which would be the usual time to start spraying the champagne around.

Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Football News, Football, Stats, Premier League

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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.