The 2021/22 Premier League title race went right down to the wire but there was little left to compete for on the final day as Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers took to the pitch.
While the title, fourth place and final relegation spot were still to be decided there was only league position left to concern Steven Gerrard’s side and Wolves had already blown their chance at European football.
However, an entirely hypothetical change to the ways points are distributed could have seen the two clubs completely change league positions and would have greatly benefited one while seriously threatening the other.
As we know, teams get three points for a win and one for a draw after each of their Premier League fixtures but what if points were distributed based on a teams aggregate results (home and away) against each of their 19 opponents?
Villa and Wolves were not the only clubs who would have seen their fortunes altered with the title race between Manchester City and Liverpool also going a different way.
The likes of Arsenal and Burnley would certainly have prefered it be decided this way while it would have been catastrophic for Southampton and Chelsea.
Thanks to statistics site journalistic.org, we can see what an aggregate scoring system would have done to the table as Odds-Comparison.com trawled through every Premier League result across the 2021/22 this season to create an aggregate scoreline between each team and compiled all results.
Here is how that table would look: