FIFA 22 has delivered its verdict on the Magpies’ prospects for the new season...
We’re just hours away from the 2022/23 Premier League campaign getting underway, and predictions are rolling in from all over the place.
Many pundits are expecting the title race to go down to the wire again with the majority seeing the usual duopoly of Liverpool and Manchester City dominating proceedings.
With the talking heads and bookmakers already having their say, the next logical place to harvest a prediciton from is popular video game franchise FIFA.
Ahead of the new campaign, we put together the current squads of each team based on their summer transfer activity in FIFA 22, and simulated the upcoming Premier League season.
They ran the simulation 200 times and produced an average table based on the results.
Check out the final standings below...
1. 1st - Liverpool - 86 Pts
Liverpool ran out fairly comfortable winners in the end. Sadio Mane may be gone but in Luis Diaz they have a very capable replacement. The Colombian and Mohammed Salah regularly combined for a hatful of goals each.
Photo: Marc Atkins
2. 2nd - Manchester City - 79 Pts
Pep will not be happy with FIFA... Although Erling Haaland took home the Golden Boot for 67% of the seasons, but it wasn’t enough to deal with the losses of Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.
Photo: Mike Hewitt
3. 3rd - Chelsea - 69 Pts
Kai Havertz looks to be the man to fill the void left by the departed Romelu Lukaku. The simulations make him the key man in firing Chelsea towards any success.
Photo: Henry Browne
4. 4th - West Ham United - 68 Pts
If this happens it will be fully deserved for David Moyes and his players. They’ve quietly gone about their business in the transfer window, and it paid dividends with Champions League football finally secured on average.
Photo: Justin Setterfield