Premier League Wage vs. Position Table

Premier League wage vs. position table. In their book Soccernomics, Simon Kuper and Stefan Syzmanski determine that something like 85% of the variation in league table position can be explained by the differences in wages. The table above indeed shows a strong correlation between league Position and wage bill. The top three wage bill spenders currently sit top three in the league (Chelsea is now a point ahead of Tottenham). The top 6 teams in the league table also make up the top 6 in wage bills.

(via 101 Great Goals)