As well as know, fans have been missing from Premier League games since the restart due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It almost seems normal now to see empty stadiums while the country’s best teams battle it out.

But the lack of atmosphere inside grounds is actually have a direct affect on results, a study has found.

BettingOdds.com have analysed the statistics from the 140 Premier League games played since the restart and compared them with the last 140 games prior to June 17th

We all want fans to be allowed to attend games again as soon as possible.

But are there some sides that mighty actually be better off playing in empty stadiums?

Football games are still being played without fans in the Premier League

That could well be the case for Manchester United, who have seen an average increase of 0.37 points per game since the restart.

Chelsea are in a similar boat at 0.5, while Tottenham are just behind on 0.36.

Arsenal have remained pretty consistent with an average increase of just 0.17 points per game, while Aston Villa have profited the most by jumping from an average of 0.77 to 1.57 points, an increase of 0.8.

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal have kept their fans happy from afar
Mikel Arteta's Arsenal have kept their fans happy from afar

On the flip side, Liverpool are one of those that have struggled most with a decrease of 0.86, though they did have one hand on the Premier League title at that stage.

Sheffield United have seen the sharpest drop off, going from an average of 1.71 points per game to 0.8, a decrease of 0.91.

Sheffield United have suffered the most as a result, according to the report

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Full standings based on points per game increase since the restart behind closed doors

1: Aston Villa - Before: 0.77 After: 1.57 Increase/Decrease: 0.8

2: Southampton - Before: 1.21 After: 1.93 Increase/Decrease: 0.72

3: West Ham - Before: 0.79 After: 1.36 Increase/Decrease: 0.57

4: Chelsea - Before: 1.36 After: 1.86 Increase/Decrease: 0.5

5: Manchester United - Before: 1.71 After: 2.08 Increase/Decrease: 0.37

6: Tottenham - Before: 1.5 After: 1.86 Increase/Decrease: 0.36

7: Leeds - Before: 1.77 After: 2.07 Increase/Decrease: 0.3

8: Manchester City - Before: 1.92 After: 2.21 Increase/Decrease: 0.29

9: Brighton - Before: 0.93 After: 1.14 Increase/Decrease: 0.21

10: Arsenal - Before: 1.5 After: 1.67 Increase/Decrease: 0.17

11: Everton - Before: 1.64 After: 1.79 Increase/Decrease: 0.15

12: Wolves - Before: 1.43 After: 1.57 Increase/Decrease: 0.14

13: Leicester - Before: 1.29 After: 1.29 Increase/Decrease: 0

14: Newcastle - Before: 1.19 After: 1.14 Increase/Decrease: -0.05

15: Burnley - Before: 1.5 After: 1.08 Increase/Decrease: -0.42

16: Crystal Palace - Before: 1.29 After: 0.79 Increase/Decrease: -0.5

17: West Brom - Before: 1.46 After: 0.86 Increase/Decrease: -0.6

18: Fulham - Before: 1.92 After: 1.29 Increase/Decrease: -0.63

19: Liverpool - Before: 2.79 After: 1.93 Increase/Decrease: -0.86

20: Sheffield United - Before: 1.71 After: 0.8 Increase/Decrease: -0.91