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Premier League Top Four And Relegation: What Can Still Happen On The Final Day

With the Premier League set to wind down on Sunday, there are still a couple of loose ends to be tied up.

Manchester City have been crowned as the champions after a record-breaking season, while Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion have been relegated to the Championship despite the latter side’s heroics under interim manager Darren Moore over the past few weeks.

Everything will be cemented by Sunday evening, and it would take two almighty shocks to stop the current status quo from being maintained, but a couple of things are still not yet mathematically certain.

The Top Four

Liverpool’s little wobble recently (though, in their defence, they were also off qualifying for the Champions League final) allowed Chelsea back into the race in recent weeks, with the Blues’ 1-0 between the two sides on Sunday putting the cat among the pigeons a bit.

However, Chelsea’s failure to defeat Huddersfield on Wednesday has given Liverpool some breathing space. Jurgen Klopp’s side now need just a point at home to Brighton to secure Champions League football for another year. Chelsea need to beat Newcastle and hope that Brighton can do them a favour at Anfield.

Tottenham, who had suffered a wobble of their own recently, cemented their place in the top four with a win against Newcastle on Sunday, but need to beat Leicester in order to be sure of finishing in third.

Already Qualified: Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham

To Be Decided: Liverpool/Chelsea

Relegation

Southampton’s 1-0 victory over Swansea at the Liberty Stadium effectively ended the relegation battle, as well as officially relegating West Brom into the bargain.

Mark Hughes’ side are now three points clear of Swansea ahead of the final day, with a better goal difference of nine providing that all-important extra cushion. They face Manchester City on the final day – and they can even afford to lose as long as they don’t let the champions run riot.

Swansea, meanwhile, are looking for a miracle. They face Stoke City at the Liberty Stadium and while they will fancy their chances of defeating the already-relegated Potters, they must do so comprehensively (and pray that Man City dish out a similar thrashing to Southampton) to have any hope of staying in the division.

Huddersfield are safe, however, as their point at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday guaranteed their survival.

Already Relegated: Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion

To Be Decided: Southampton/Swansea City.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.