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West Ham’s narrow escape from relegation

West Ham should narrowly survive in the Premier League  if a new prediction model is to be believed.

The model created by FiveThirtyEight uses previous team data collated to simulate the remaining games of the season and produce a final Premier League table for the campaign currently suspended.

With Manchester City, who retained second spot, currently banned from European football, a fifth-place finish for their rivals Manchester United would be enough to claim a place in the Champions League assuming it goes ahead next season.

Leicester, Chelsea and Liverpool took up the remaining qualification places with the latter unsurprisingly hanging on to claim the  Premier League title.

Further down the table, Spurs’ 55 points was enough to beat Arsenal, on 53, to eighth place and claim a Europa League spot.

While at the bottom of the table, things did not go well for Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich who were relegated.

West Ham managed a narrow escape to finish 17th on 38 points while the doomed trio finished on 36, 34 and 30 respectively.


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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “West Ham’s narrow escape from relegation

  1. What won’t be taken into account but may come into play is the mood of mid table teams, normally you would expect them to have less intensity but they will probably be loving playing football again and with no pressure on them who knows what unpredictability that could cause at both ends of the table ?

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