Our little homage to the Harper’s Magazine version.
Number of journalists ESPNFC polled on their Premier League predictions ahead of the season: 10.
Number of journalists the Guardian polled on their Premier League predictions ahead of the season: 11.
Number of stats writers who made Premier League predictions
Number of forecast models featured in this Forbes piece which generate Premier League predictions: 5.
Odds of correctly predicting the entire league table in correct order ahead of the season: 58 million to 1.
Change in Pinnacle Sports’ EPL Season Totals points predictions for Swansea since July: +6.
Change in points total for Arsenal since July: -6.
Change in points total for Chelsea: 0.
Chelsea’s expected position in the table based on points prediction: 1st.
Sunderland’s percentage of league played last season by players still at the club: 66.2.
Premier League teams for which the number final third touches predicted a more accurate goal-total in the following season: 17.
Average number of open play crosses it takes to score a goal (from Jan Vecer’s research h/t Michael Cox): 91.47
Rank of Sevilla among single club suppliers of incoming EPL transfers this window so far: 1.
Number of players which have left Sevilla for the Premier League: 7.
Total in millions of pounds of transfer fees paid to Sevilla by EPL clubs: 61.6.
Total number of players that have left Sevilla in total this summer: 13.
Rank among five different forecast models for the likelihood of Cyrstal Palace’s relegation: 1st.
Rank for the likelihood of Hull’s relegation: 2.