Chelsea to win Premier League say number crunchers

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JOSE Mourinho’s Chelsea are going to win this season’s Premier League – according to cold hard maths.
Statisticians at Bloomberg Sports have revealed their first ever Premier League end of season projections – forecasting the finishing position and points of every team in the league.
And their number crunching has revealed that the Blues will pip United and City to the title in a three horse race, with Moyes finishing third in his first season at United.
They predict that Arsenal will beat off their rivals to the last Champions League spot, and all the promoted teams – Crystal Palace, Cardiff City and Hull City – will be relegated straight back to the Championship for the first time since 1998.
Bill Squadron, President of Bloomberg Sports, said: “As fans around the world debate the 2013-2014 Premier League season from a purely subjective standpoint, we are adding our mathematically-derived predictions to the debate.
“Using the same objective data analytics that drives our Match Analysis tool, we are pleased to unveil a purely data-driven projection for each team.
“Not only does this make for great content for fans, but it also provides data that helps them beat the bookie.”
For more information go to www.bsports.com

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All hail Lionel Messi

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LIONEL Messi.
234 goals in 314 appearances for Barcelona, courtesy of a hattrick tonight, breaking the all time club scoring record.
49 goals in 64 Champions League games, the competition’s fourth top scorer ever. Also the only to score five goals in one Champions League match.
Captain of his country.
Three Fifa Ballon d’Or ‘s, a Fifa World Player of the Year and a Uefa Best Player in Europe Award.
Five La Liga titles, five Supercopa de Espana, one Copa del Rey, three Champions League titles, two Uefa Super Cup titles, two Fifa Club World Cup titles and an Olympic Gold.
24 years old.
Quite simply, we are not worthy.

Arsenal will win the Premier League

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FORGET the Emirates Cup, soon Gunners fans will be celebrating some serious silverware, according to boffins.
Mathematicians behind the Performance League data analysis system, which uses raw data rather than human judgement to analyse trends in sporting leagues, say that this year Arsenal will top the table.
Current league leaders Chelsea will finish third behind Arsenal and Manchester United, while Liverpool will qualify for the Champions League in fourth spot.
West Ham, Sunderland and Blackpool will all be relegated, say the eggheads.
Jon Goodman, former striker with Wimbledon, set up the system after seeing it used across the pond for baseball. He said: “”This is revolutionary.
“We give clubs the opportunity to remove any emotion and subjectivity from their post match analysis.
“It enables them to better understand whether the match result was a ‘true’ reflection of their performance.”