Where Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal will finish in the Premier League table - according to Football Manager 23

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The beta version of the popular football management simulation game has been released and the results for the 2022/23 campaign are very interesting.

The current Premier League season is over a quarter of the way complete and the table currently looks very different to how many pundits and supporters might have predicted.

Arsenal currently top the table with a two point advantage over reigning champions Manchester City in second while Tottenham Hotspur are third. Chelsea sit outside of the top four on goal difference but do have a game in hand over Newcastle United who have started to live up to the potential of their mega-wealthy ownership. Manchester United sit fifth, newly promoted Fulham are sixth and Liverpool are in eighth after a disappointing start to the season that has all but ruled Jurgen Klopp’s side out of a potential title race.

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At the opposite end of the table it’s EFL play-off winners Nottingham Forest who sit bottom while Wolves and Leeds United join them in the drop zone. Leicester City sit just above the bottom three in 17th place while there’s just three points separating Brighton in ninth and Southampton in 16th with the rest of the remaining teams in the division sandwiched in between. Of course, there is still a long way to go in this campaign and things will now doubt change drastically between now and May.

Meanwhile, gaming fans are celebrating the beta release of Football Manager 23, the latest edition in Game Freak’s popular football management simulation franchise. The game will be released fully on November 8 with a new ‘Squad Planner’ and ‘Experience Matrix’ at the heart of a Recruitment revamp.

Using FM23, we’ve simulated seven months into the future to take a look at how the game predicts the 2022/23 Premier League season will finish up. It’s safe to say there were more than a few surprises including Liverpool drastically outperforming their real life star, Manchester United finishing way below expectation and bottom three that catches the eye.

Here is how the 2022/23 Premier League table looked at the end of the season in our simulation:

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  1. Liverpool - 86 pts (W 26, D 8, L 4)
  2. Manchester City - 81 pts (W 24, D 9, L 5)
  3. Arsenal - 71 pts (W 20, D 11, L 7)
  4. Chelsea - 68 pts (W 18, D 14, L 6)
  5. Tottenham Hotspur - 63 pts (W 17, D 12, L 9)
  6. Newcastle United - 62 pts (W 18, D 8, L 12)
  7. Wolves - 58 pts (W 16, D 10, L 12)
  8. Manchester United - 56 pts (W 14, D 14, L 10)
  9. Leeds United - 55 pts (W 15, D 10, L 13)
  10. West Ham - 50 pts (W 14, D 8, L 16)
  11. Aston Villa - 47 pts (W 11, D 14, L13)
  12. Fulham - 46 pts (W11, D 13, L 14)
  13. Crystal Palace - 44 pts (W 12, D 8, L 18
  14. Brentford - 43 pts (W 11, D 10, L 17)
  15. Everton - 42 pts (W 10, D 12, L16)
  16. Leicester City - 37 pts (W 7, D 16, L 15)
  17. Bournemouth - 35 pts (W 8, D 11, L 19)
  18. Brighton - 34 pts (W 8, D 10, L 20)
  19. Nottingham Forest - 31 pts (W 8, D 7, L 23)
  20. Southampton - 25 pts (W 6, D 7, L 25)

FM23 provides new, intelligent ways for managers to make their mark and take their teams to higher levels this season. Managers will see their skills pushed to the limit by the most realistic AI managers yet, with an overhaul of their decision-making making them more intelligent, responsive and reflective of their real-life counterparts. New player animations and role improvements combine to deliver the most authentic on-pitch action in series’ history, backed up by tweaks to tactical instructions that mirror the terminology used in contemporary football.

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