A supercomputer has predicted what the Premier League table could look like at the end of the season using data from previous results, form and current affairs. After just 12 games, Manchester City are leading the English top flight as they look to defend their crown.
Waiting to pounce on top-spot, Liverpool and Arsenal sit second and third respectively with just one point separating them from the reigning champions. Tottenham Hotspur have fallen into fourth place following several disappointing results, while Aston Villa currently occupy fifth with Unai Emery eager to retain Europa League qualification.
Manchester United and Newcastle place sixth and seventh for now, with Brighton, West Ham and Chelsea not too far behind in eighth, ninth and tenth. Ahead of the season, Mauricio Pochettino's side were widely tipped to secure a place in the top four.
Pep Guardiola was also backed to win a fourth successive Premier League title. However, after Everton were docked 10 points for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, Chelsea and City have been sent stern warnings.
Speaking on The Rest Is Football podcast alongside Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards, football finance expert Nick Harris said: "The clubs have been very aware of exactly what the rules are. Every year, multiple times in the year the clubs have to submit to the Premier League their finances.
«They have to say this is what our estimated income is, this is our expenditure — Everton knew there was a problem coming down the track several years ago. In fact, they went to the Premier League in 2021 and said we might be in a bit of trouble here, but if we do this and this, will we be okay?
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