The Premier League table would look very different for both Aston Villa and Wolves if points were distributed on aggregate results rather than individual fixtures

How Aston Villa, Wolves & more would have finished 21/22 if Premier League points were decided on aggregate

Steven Gerrard’s men could have been looking at European football while the Molineux side would have been sucked into a relegation battle.

Wednesday, 25th May 2022, 2:43 pm

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, we can see what an aggregate scoring system would have done to the table as 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:

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