A supercomputer has predicted how the Premier League table will finish at the end of the upcoming season.
The fixture lists for the English top flight were released on Thursday as all 20 clubs found out their fixture order for the 2022/23 season.
And while some of the top clubs have already made plenty of signings, research by betting app SBK has concluded Manchester City will retain their Premier League crown.
The supercomputer also believes the top four will remain the same as last season – with Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham occupying the Champions League qualifying spots.
This will spell yet another disappointment for Manchester United fans and new head coach Erik ten Hag.
The Dutchman is tasked with getting the Red Devils back into the Champions League – so a predicted fifth-place finish isn’t what Old Trafford fans want to see.
And his first game in charge will be at Old Trafford against Brighton.
Arsenal, who face Palace in their first game away, are expected to drop a spot to sixth as they prepare to return to European competition in the Europa League.
Chelsea and Tottenham, who meet at Stamford Bridge on Matchday 2, were also re-tipped into the top four.
But Newcastle are expected to move up into the top seven after being taken over by Saudi Arabia midway through the 2021/22 season.
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West Ham, Leicester and Aston Villa are expected to shore up the rest of the top 10.
After a relegation battle last season, Everton are pegged at 13th place – although that’s unlikely to please their frustrated fans.
Meanwhile, there are a few surprises at the foot of the table.
The three promoted teams – Fulham, Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth – are all favorites to be relegated to the Championship.
The supercomputer believes Leeds will again narrowly avoid relegation to 17th, with Brentford and Southampton also narrowly avoiding the bottom three.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/5575008/supercomputer-premier-league-table-man-utd-arsenal-chelsea-fixtures/ Supercomputer predicts 2022-23 Premier League final table after games are released… and it’s bleaker for Man Utd