It’s a hypothetical question that will never become a reality, but still it’s fun to know. What would happen to the Premier League table if only goals from English players counted?
For starters, Tottenham would jump to the lead, collecting an impressive 52 points, seven more than they have now, sitting in third place. The Spurs would also have conceded just two goals in 24 matches, not losing once.
Leicester City would drop from first to second place, as they would lose three points (50 tot 47). Still, the Foxes would stay in the hunt for a crazy run at the Premier League title.
And look who comes in at third place: Bournemouth! The Cherries would total 43 points, up 15 from their current total of 28, which has them ranked 15th in the league.
Interestingly, West Ham would lose four points (39 to 35), but jump from sixth to fourth place in the table, while Manchester United would stick in fifth place with 33 points, down from 40.
The Red Devils would be joined by Norwich, who would jump 11 places and gain 10 points (23 to 33). Manchester City would drop to eigth place, losing 16 points (47 to 31), while Liverpool would drop five points (34 to 29) and one place in the standings.
Stoke City would lose 19 points (33 to 14) and would drop to last place, while Arsenal would fall from third place to 14th, dropping a league leading 20 points (45 to 25). Meanwhile, Chelsea would would be ranked 16th, instead of 13th now, losing a total of eight points (29 to 21).