Bloomberg Sports’ data-driven simulation went through 10,000 different versions of the forthcoming 2013/2014 Premier League season and Chelsea came out on top based on the averages.
Joining them in the top four are runners up Manchester City, Manchester United slipping down to a disappointing third with Arsenal making up the rest of the top four.
Unfortunately for Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool fans it’s a case of more of the same with Spurs finishing fifth based on the averaged numbers and Liverpool coming in at sixth. In either case that would definitely see Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez leaving if they don’t complete transfers by the end of the summer.
At the other end of the table, the data predicts that the three teams to go down will be Crystal Palace, Hull City and Cardiff City, with Stoke narrowly avoiding the drop.
Perhaps the most surprising position on the table is Newcastle United, tipped to finish in eighth place despite several media sources suggesting they will struggle dramatically in the coming season.
Take a look at the table blow.
What do you think? Should we trust the computer stats?