How This Season Will Play Out – According To Football Manager

With this Premier League season set to be as competitive as ever, we’ve used the only tool at our disposal to try and predict what’ll happen – Football Manager.

While the 2016 version isn’t released for a couple of months, we’ve updated a previous version with all this summer’s transfer window activity and let the season roll. Here’s what happened….

Final Table
Unsurprising winners, Palace fail to maintain impressive start and Villa fans should look away now…


FA Cup
It’s three in a row for Arsenal…


Champions League
Manchester United’s fifth place finish in the league cushioned somewhat by reaching the Champions League final. Only to be undone by an old boy…


Martial Matters
Anthony Martial makes only nine senior appearances, scoring three goals as he spends most of the season with the U21s squad.


Top Scorers
Man City’s Wilfried Bony tops the Premier League scoring charts with Sergio Aguero, Olivier Giroud, Salomon Rondon and, err, Palace’s Marouane Chamakh completing the top 5.

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Managerial Casualties
Despite showing plenty of character and seeing Christian Benteke bag 16 goals, Brendan Rodgers is relieved of his duties and replaced by….Zenit’s Luciano Spalletti.


Tim Sherwood’s win ratio proves disastrous and he fails to see out the season at Villa, replaced by their old boss Martin O’Neill.

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