Revealed: How the Premier League table would look without European Super League rebels - and where Brighton rank
The Premier League found itself embroiled in outrage last night after six of its clubs announced their intention to form a European Super League – but how would the plans potentially affect Brighton?
Six of the biggest clubs in England – Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Liverpool – released statements on Sunday revealing that they have agreed to become founding members of a new continental competition that would see them compete with 14 other sides from across Europe in a series of midweek matches.
The clubs involved have suggested that they still wish to compete in their respective domestic leagues, but the idea has been met with anger and derision from many quarters.
UEFA and FIFA have both condemned the formation of a Super League, while everyone from Gary Neville to Prime Minister Boris Johnson have hit out at the plans.
If the controversial blueprints are pushed through, however, we face the very real possibility of a Premier League without it’s so-called ‘Big Six’ – potentially from next season onwards.
But what would a top flight absent of some of its biggest clubs look like this term?
Brighton have picked up just seven of their 33 points this term in matches against the six sides who are looking to take part in the European Super League, and their points per game average rises from 1.06 to 1.18 when those teams are taken out of the equation.
We’ve taken a closer look at what the Premier League would look like without the ‘Big Six’ clubs’ involvement.
Click and scroll through our alternative league table below...