How the PL would look if it began since fans were unable to attend in person

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Support from the terraces can be like a 12th man for Premier League teams – but how have they coped without fans in the stadium?

It’s now been a year since Premier League grounds were last at full capacity and we have had to get used to the sight of empty stands.

We’ve taken a look at how the Premier League table would look if it began at the start of Project Restart in June 2020. Note: we’ve also counted the few games that allowed 2,000 fans into stadiums.

The likes of Manchester City and West Ham have thrived behind closed doors, but Liverpool have really struggled without fans at Anfield, suffering more home league defeats this season than in their previous four seasons combined.

After picking up 44 points from 29 Premier League games before the pandemic, Sheffield United have averaged just 0.8 points per game since the restart.

1. Man City – Played: 39, Points: 92
2. Man Utd – Played: 37, Points: 75
3. Chelsea – Played: 37, Points: 68
4. Tottenham – Played: 36, Points: 63
5. Leicester City – Played: 37, Points: 62
6. West Ham – Played: 36, Points: 60
7. Liverpool – Played: 37, Points: 60
8. Everton – Played: 36, Points: 58
9. Arsenal – Played: 37, Points: 54
10. Wolves – Played: 37, Points: 51 (GD -5)
11. Southampton – Played: 37, Points: 51 (GD -6)
12. Aston Villa – Played: 36, Points: 50
13. Burnley – Played: 37, Points: 45
14. Brighton – Played: 36, Points: 38
15. Crystal Palace – Played: 37, Points: 38
16. Newcastle – Played: 36, Points: 36
17. Leeds – Played: 27, Points: 35
18. Fulham – Played: 28, Points: 26
19. Sheffield United – Played: 38, Points: 25
20. West Brom – Played: 28, Points: 18
21. Bournemouth – Played: 9, Points: 7 (GD -7)
22. Watford – Played: 9, Points: 7 (GD -11)
23. Norwich City – Played: 9, Points: 0


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