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How every Premier League season would have finished after gameweek 29: 2015-16

Given the current uncertainty over the resumption of the Premier League, Sports Mole takes a look at how the 2015-16 season would have ended after gameweek 29.

With the coronavirus pandemic having brought a halt to the Premier League campaign, Liverpool have been left waiting to find out whether they will be given the chance to end their 30-year wait for a league title.

However, many of the 20 clubs in England's top flight face an anxious wait over their own positions, whether that be to do with European qualification or potential relegation to the Championship.

Of course, the current global crisis has caught everyone off guard, resulting in frequent meetings being held between the powers-that-be at their respective organisations. However, it naturally raises the question of what would have happened in years gone by had the Premier League been ended after gameweek 29.

With Leicester City finishing 10 points clear at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, you would be forgiven for thinking that their remarkable Premier League title triumph was a walk in the park.

Given the drama of that particular run-in, that most certainly was not the case, but the Foxes had already opened up a five-point advantage after gameweek 29.

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal switched positions during the closing weeks, however, as the Gunners benefitted from Spurs' poor finish to claim the runners-up spot by a point, earning a total of four more points than their fierce rivals after gameweek 29.

Manchester City just about held onto the final Champions League spot, edging out Manchester United on goal difference, with West Ham United dropping down from fifth to seventh after claiming just 13 points from nine games.

Southampton were the biggest movers of those outside of the top four, improving from ninth to sixth to claim a spot in the Europa League group stages after a return of 22 points from a possible 27.

After gameweek 29, four clubs were cut adrift at the bottom of the table, so it will come as little surprise that the three teams in the relegation zone remained the same at the end of the season.

While Sunderland survived by a two-point margin, Newcastle United and Norwich City switched positions as they joined bottom-placed Aston Villa in dropping down to the Championship.

With regards to the rest of the table, Liverpool and Chelsea missed out on European football by two points and 12 points respectively.

Liverpool could count themselves unfortunate with a 16-point return from their final 10 games not being enough to keep hold of seventh spot.

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