The statistic that proves this Premier League season is the most unpredictable ever
It’s been a weird old season so far; the Premier League continues despite everything that is happening in the world and you can certainly say that the current circumstances have added to the unpredictability of the competition.
With no supporters present, the home advantage isn’t as important anymore and the resulting loss of income has contributed to what has so far been a very disappointing January transfer window.
In a matter of weeks, teams can seemingly go from the heights of a title challenge to the lows of an all-out crisis and we’ve seen some bizarre results, perhaps most notably Aston Villa’s 7-2 victory over champion Liverpool. on the run from last season.
The modern game is full of all kinds of stats, but none more demonstrate the unpredictable nature of this current Premier League campaign than this: So far, nine different teams have finished a day at the top of the list, the most successful. only one season since 1986/87.
Currently, only 11 points separate leaders Manchester City and Aston Villa in tenth place, as the Midlands club have made two games fewer than most of the teams above them.
The first half of the season certainly threw a lot of surprises; busy schedules have led to more rotations than usual and the need to complete all competitions in what is already a condensed season ahead of the Summer European Championship means managers need to prioritize more.
As we approach the end of the trading season, we may see the table start to take a clearer shape, especially at the top. Following Manchester United’s shock home loss to Sheffield United last night, Manchester’s blue half have retained control at the top of the division and after playing one game less it looks like they are in pole position to continue and win the Title.
The unpredictability added to the entertainment value that the Premier League undoubtedly boasted about. As fans it might make your hair tear your hair out, but for the neutral, so far, it’s been a dream.