Premier League table: How season would finish on a points per game scenario

Premier League fixtures have been suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus crisis. League bosses are due to meet on Friday to discuss various options for finishing the season.

Voiding the season does not appear to an option, with the Premier League saying last month it was committed to resuming football “as soon as it is safe and possible to do so”.

A statement read: “The progress of COVID-19 remains unclear and we can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.

“We will continue to follow Government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all options available to find ways of resuming the season when the conditions allow.

“We would all like to re-emphasise that our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19.”

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There are 92 fixtures still to be played of the 2019/20 Premier League season.

The postponement of Euro 2020 to next year has afforded space in the calendar to complete domestic campaigns in the summer.

However, there are still questions over what might happen if the Premier League season cannot come to a conclusion.

Liverpool are 25 points clear at the top and looked certain to secure their first league title for 30 years.

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Many have called for the Reds to be crowned champions but it has raised further questions over what would that mean for relegation and the European spots.

One option doing the rounds is to determine the Premier League table points per game.

This would involve dividing clubs’ current points tallies by the number of matches played.

Such a scenario would see Sheffield United leapfrog Wolves to go sixth, securing Europa League football for the Blades.

The Champions League places would go to Liverpool, Leicester and Manchester United, who would get Manchester City’s spot due to their UEFA ban.

Goal difference would play a role in separating teams level on points per game.

As a result, Watford and West Ham would avoid the drop, while Bournemouth, Norwich and Aston Villa would all go down.

Elsewhere in the table, ninth-placed Arsenal would leapfrog London rivals Tottenham to go eighth.

All other positions would remain as it currently stands.

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