Bilic spot on over Irons hard luck

Matchday

Snapshot Week 31. Friday, April 1, 2016.

When Slaven Bilic moaned that the penalty wrongly awarded against West Ham at Chelsea was merely the latest in a long line of injustices to strike his side this season, he had a point.

In fact, the disgruntled Irons manager may well have had four points – going by the calculations of the Hypothetical Premier League, where we use video reviews and expert punditry to assess and correct the crunch refereeing howlers over the course of the campaign.

Forget about being in the thick of the race for Champions League qualification – as they are in real-life – in our parallel universe the Hammers are eyeing an even bigger prize…ruling the English elite supreme.

Yes, an astonishing Double would still be a distinct possibility for the FA Cup quarter-finalists but for some wretched hard luck over a number of weeks and months.

In our latest Matchday HPL Wk 31 table, Bilic’s Irons find themselves only four points behind leaders Leicester City. And, lest we forget, the Londoners have a game in hand on Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes.

No, this is not an April Fool’s joke – more a sideways glimpse into the possible future of football with technology and further proof that fortune does not always even itself up during a season.

For if Leicester are the luckiest of the title challengers, having amassed EIGHT points too many in real life, West Ham are the unluckiest as they are short to the tune of FOUR. 

In between, Tottenham are still second but have four points fewer in the HPL. Then it’s Arsenal (one point better off) and Manchester City (with an extra three). 

Can you imagine the fantastic five-way title scrap we would be enjoying right now…were TV refs already in operation?

Bet Bilic and his Irons can! HP

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