Date: 10th October 2016 at 2:05am
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Regular readers will remember in 2015/16 a super computer crunched the numbers as the season went along to determine final places and final point positions in the Premier League table.

Now the magic Octopus doesn’t appear to be fully back this season just yet – maybe their tentacles are still being waxed or something? (and no I still don’t know why I call a super computer an Octopus either) – but in the last few weeks based on the start to the 2016/17 campaign, some numbers have been crunched as it comes to who will win the Premier League crown, who will find themselves in Europe and the inevitable relegation battle and who will find themselves in the Championship next term.

Talksport ran the piece – along with others – and I believe it’s again Stats’ Super Computer being used as it was last year – I just can’t find the table this time round with the point predictions on their website!

The numbers were crunched as on October 5.

Pos:
Club
1
Manchester City
2
Arsenal
3
Liverpool
4
Tottenham Hotspur
5
Manchester United
6
Chelsea
7
Everton
8
Leicester City
9
Crystal Palace
10
Southampton
11
West Bromwich Albion
12
Stoke City
13
West Ham
14
Middlesbrough
15
Watford
16
Bournemouth
17
Swansea City
18
Burnley
19
Hull City
20
Sunderland



Of course with so few games played, at this stage nothing can be read into the final predictions, and many will wonder at final placings at the minute given the relative form of some sides.

But hopefully in the coming weeks the full table, with expected points and so on, will give a clearer picture and as games tick by – just last last season in many ways – the predicted table did start reflecting the actual table as the months ticked by.

So whilst nobody should be placing bets on it – it’ll be interesting come May once again to look at this early table and see just how different it actually is.

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