Welcome to the inaugural Sport360 Premier League Stock Exchange – or 360SE for short.
Now, this is not a market which will command your life quite in the way the real thing does, but we’ve decided to add a little twist to the usual rankings you’ll see elsewhere.
Using club reputation and squad worth, we’ve assigned an initial ‘stock’ value to each of the 20 Premier League sides and once the 38-game slog kicks off, it will shift into a rolling, performance-based rankings system.
After each gameweek, we’ll focus only on output and results to assign a new value – higher or lower – to assess the best and the rest.
For example, if Manchester City beat Cardiff City, that’s an expected result so the Citizens’ stock will rise from, say, 500 to 502 while the newly promoted sides would remain at 200.
Conversely, if the defending champions lost, then their value would fall to 480 while Cardiff’s is boosted to 225.
Bear in mind, this is subjective rather than pure science but it will be interesting to see how the table will look come May 2019.
Below is how the 360SE looks before heading into the first clash of the season as Manchester United host Leicester City at Old Trafford on Friday night.
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