FIFA 21 Career Mode: The 2020/2021 Premier League season has been simulated

With FIFA 21 just around the corner, some FIFA developers have simulated the new season on Career Mode and the results may surprise you. It is important to note that this was completely simulated so any of the teams could have signed anyone. The top two remained the same from last season, but FIFA didn’t have Liverpool walking the league... they had them beating City by just one win (three points.)

FIFA had Liverpool finishing with 90 points, City on 87.
This is where the simulation gets interesting as they have Spurs, of all teams, finishing in third. What’s even more incredible is they have them just a mere four points behind Man City and five points clear of Chelsea, who finish fourth in this simulation.They also have Spurs losing the least amount of games of any team in the league. Just missing out on Champions League, but in the two Europa League spots, are Man United and Arsenal.

With the newest addition to the team in the form of Donny van de Beek, and with how good they looked towards the back end of last season, this may surprise some fans. Arsenal’s positioning seems reasonable despite recently winning the FA Cup and Community Shield. Arsenal always seem to do well in cups, but when it comes to the league, they seem to be one of the most cursed. Under recently appointed manager Carlo Ancelotti and with their new signings, FIFA evidently think Everton will be a good side again this season as this simulation had them finishing seventh. This is where the simulation gets slightly controversial, as in eighth, it has West Ham. West Ham aren’t a bad side, but many have the Hammers going down this season. Despite that, with a good run of form, David Moyes' side might be able to finish somewhere near as they have talent, they just don’t seem to be able to pull together.

Two more very slightly controversial decisions by the sim is that it has Leicester and Wolves finishing ninth and 10th respectively. Leicester, despite their far from sizeable budget, are a very good side and they have shown it for a few consecutive years now, finishing inside the top five again last year. Likewise, Wolves had another breakout season last year, finishing seventh and looking unstoppable at times.
Only 11 points separated 11th and the relegation zone, and sitting in that 11th spot was Crystal Palace. Twelfth was newly promoted Leeds United, 13th was Southampton ands 14th was another newly promoted side in Fulham.

Like previously mentioned, the gap between all these teams is a matter of one or two points, meaning that if it is actually like this in real life, we are looking at a potentially very exciting finish to the season.