This is really unimportant. The team that has the most amount of points after 38 games in one season wins the Premier League, deservedly or not. It's really as straightforward as that. I know it's wumming, but @Dumbstar's point on mental gymnastics is exactly the other way around - not awarding them the trophy if the season is finished is the logical way to proceed. The mental gymnastics and subjective evaluations begin when you start looking at it differently.I think they deserve it.