Number crunching The new-look table
Everton started the day 14th and ended it 19th. It’s tight: of the five teams that leapfrogged them they have beaten Bournemouth (3-0), held Sheffield United (2-2) and lost to Fulham (0-1) and Luton (1-2). Everton averaged 1.17 points per game before the deduction. At that rate they would end on 34 points – a tally West Brom stayed up with in 2004-05, but Leicester went down with last season. In the 38-game era (since 1995-96) the team finishing 18th has had 33 points or fewer seven times – a team on 34 would have been safe in those seasons. 15th.