Arsenal and Spurs Demonstrate How the EPL Table Lies To Us

A few weeks ago this blog explained how Arsenal?s Champions League qualifications have been living on luck as of late, and understandably a few Arsenal supporters took issue with the article?s conclusions.  Some wanted more details on the statistical methodology used within the article, while others seemed unwilling to accept that teams being tightly bunched around a few point totals in the table meant luck played a roll in how the table turned out.  Surely other factors like goal differential and the teams’ play that was behind the goal differentials must have had some role in where each of the teams ended up relative to each other, right?

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