In a parallel universe the Premier League desk may look altogether totally different as we gear up for matchday 9 of the tumultuous and distinct 2020/21 season.
The absence of followers in stadia, the ever-changing, more and more illogical and dumbfounding handball rule and VAR have all made a marked impression on outcomes this season.
If any of these parameters had been modified then there isn’t any doubt the desk would learn in a different way, such is the character of the fantastic margins on which soccer matches are so usually determined.
However how would the desk look if we altered a unique variable altogether and determined to solely rely objectives from English gamers?
In a world the place a warped sense of patriotism from the Premier League’s large cheeses dictated the parameters of the sport, rendering objectives from any non-English gamers as out of date, there can be a significant energy shift away from the standard Huge Six.
An period of domination for the Manchester golf equipment, the north London giants, Chelsea and Liverpool can be floor to a dramatic halt, paving the best way for a new-wave of elite outfits.
Utilizing information acquired from Transfermarkt, GIVEMESPORT current the 2020/21 Premier League desk in a newly imagined actuality.
Check out the season rankings beneath…
20. Sheffield United (3 factors)
It has been a depressing season for Sheffield United in actual phrases, and altering the parameters of the desk can’t unroot them from backside spot.
Billy Sharp’s strike within the 1-1 draw with Fulham would have been sufficient to earn the Blades three factors again in October, securing them their first and solely win of the season to this point.
An actual win, nevertheless, continues to elude them.
19. Wolves (4 factors)
Wolves tumble a complete of ten locations from ninth to nineteenth within the absence of objectives from non-English gamers.
The robust Portuguese connection has been extensively documented and touted as a key element of the membership’s success beneath Nuno Espirito Santo, and there place within the desk right here provides one other layer of proof to help that feeling.
18. Burnley (4 factors)
Regardless of scoring only a single aim by way of an English nationwide, Burnley handle to climb one place into 18th right here.
Ashley Westwood’s aim towards Newcastle United, nevertheless, was in useless and the Clarets picked up all 4 of their factors in 0-0 attracts.
17. Liverpool (5 factors)
What a fall from grace for the present Premier League champions.
One in all solely two sides in the complete division who’ve but to register a single aim from an Englishman, the Reds’ 5 factors would all have been collected in 0-0 attracts.
With the worst aim distinction within the division (-10) plainly English gamers tend to ripple the online in video games towards Liverpool.
16. Brighton & Hove Albion (5 factors)
Brighton discover themselves sitting in precisely the identical place, albeit with 5 factors reasonably than six.
Tariq Lamptey and Solly March are the 2 aim scorers for Graham Potter’s aspect.
15. West Bromwich Albion (6 factors)
West Brom’s English contingent ship them away from the relegation zone and up into fifteenth place with one other three factors within the bag.
Targets from Grady Diangana, Karlan Grant and Kyle Bartley do the enterprise for Slaven Bilic’s aspect.
14. Fulham (6 factors)
Fairly extremely, Fulham climb as excessive as 14th regardless of scoring only a single aim by way of an English nationwide to this point this season.
With a grand whole of six factors in eight video games, the Cottagers high the charts for variety of attracts gathered.
13. Arsenal (7 factors)
A factors drop of 5 takes the Gunners down two locations within the league, making them the second-lowest ranked of the established Huge Six sides.
Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka are the suppliers of Arsenal’s two English objectives.
12. Man United (7 factors)
Man United’s robust English continent have managed to tally up 4 objectives in whole, with Marcus Rashford (2), Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka all discovering the online this season.
By this metric, nevertheless, the Pink Devils have solely received one in all their opening seven fixtures.
11. Crystal Palace (10 factors)
Crystal Palace drop three locations from eighth having had 9 of their twelve objectives chalked off.
Strikes from Andros Townsend, Eberechi Eze and Scott Dann carry the Eagles to 2 wins and 4 attracts.
10. West Ham (10 factors)
West Ham lose a degree however acquire two locations within the various desk.
With Jarrod Bowen (3) and Michail Antonio (3) offering objectives and aptitude within the final-third, and Aaron Cresswell able to the spectacular from useless ball conditions, the Hammers would not should be too nervous about relegation on this alternate actuality.
9. Spurs (11 factors)
It is a contact stunning that Spurs drop down seven locations given the presence of Harry Kane and their wholesome contingent of English gamers.
Whereas Kane’s metamorphosis right into a nine-and-a-half has been celebrated and cited as a purpose for Spurs’ climb into 2nd place within the desk, his renewed emphasis on creativity would price Jose Mourinho right here.
The Lilywhites discover themselves seven factors off high right here.
8. Leeds United (13 factors)
Marcelo Bielsa’s aspect climb seven locations into eighth having claimed an additional three factors inside these parameters.
Patrick Bamford’s surprising free-scoring opening has given Leeds a strong basis from which to construct as they take care of the transition to high flight soccer, and his return of seven objectives underpins their climb into the highest half right here.
Jack Harrison is the one different Englishman to seek out the online.
7. Man Metropolis (14 factors)
Man Metropolis earn an additional two factors and climb three locations on this revised desk.
Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling have bagged two objectives apiece, whereas Kyle Walker’s belting long-range strike towards Sheffield United rounds up the 5 objectives the struggling giants have notched.
6. Chelsea (15 factors)
Frank Lampard’s organically-focussed revolution throughout his maiden marketing campaign was a breath of contemporary air for a membership so synonymous with aggressive spending within the switch market.
Chelsea’s switch ban helped to facilitate the rise of a handful of English gamers, together with Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori, and the foundations laid final season have continued into the brand new season regardless of the membership’s rampant spending spree.
Within the revised desk the Blues maintain the identical variety of factors however drop one place into sixth.
5. Newcastle United (16 factors)
One of many greatest winners from English solely objectives, Newcastle climb from thirteenth to fifth principally by advantage of Callum Wilson’s prolific opening to the marketing campaign.
A single Jacob Murphy strike supplies sufficient of a complement to provide the Magpies an additional 5 factors on their actual whole.
4. Everton (16 factors)
Everton’s success on this desk boils all the way down to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s Filippo Inzaghi-inspired transformation.
The towering 23-year-old has notched eight of Everton’s ten English objectives, with Michael Keane supplying the opposite two from central defence.
On this fantasy world the Toffees stay within the top-four having fallen from high spot to seventh in actuality.
3. Aston Villa (16 factors)
In Jack Grealish, Ross Barkley and Ollie Watkins Villa have probably the most thrilling English trios within the division, so it is no shock to see them rank so extremely right here.
A return of 15 objectives, which is greater than Liverpool, Arsenal, Man United and Spurs mixed, makes them the league’s high scorers.
2. Southampton (18 factors)
Did somebody say Danny Ings (5) with a sprinkling of James Ward Prowse (3) and Che Adams (3)?
Between the aforementioned trio, Southampton have scored eleven objectives this season, and their collective contribution makes them the one unbeaten aspect within the division.
1. Leicester Metropolis (18 factors)
What an esteemed honour for Brendan Rodgers: the present Premier League pacesetters additionally high the pile within the revised format.
In truth, Leicester Metropolis sit on the identical variety of factors and boast the identical +9 aim distinction.
With Jamie Vardy, 33, nonetheless taking part in with the exuberance and tenacity of a participant ten years youthful, the Foxes have each likelihood of sustaining their early title cost this season.
Vardy’s eight objectives have been supplemented by two from Harvey Barnes and a strike a bit from James Maddison and James Justin.