The Premier League season is finally over. A lot later than usual. It is no exaggeration to say that it has been a season like no other. Even the most experienced, best prepared teams were thrown for a loop by an unprecedented three month break in the middle of the season.
Back with little match preparation, playing in front of empty stands, any form from before the break went completely out of the window. The final nine or ten games became instead a question of who could adapt quickest to the new normal.
Liverpool had the title all but secured before everything was thrown into chaos. They used the return to make that formality official, and with the second highest ever Premier League points total. But, with a lot still up for grabs in the positions beneath them, the abrupt break and restart led to some radical transformations.
As the battle for European places and top flight survival reached its climax, it became a matter of who had lost it in lockdown and who bounced back from the break fresher than ever.
These are the five teams most improved since the Premier League hiatus and the five whose form collapsed completely.