Even though it appears as though all is said and done in this season’s Premier League, there are still a few results worth keeping an eye on. The battle between the two Manchester clubs for the fourth spot in the Champion’s League is the obvious stand-out storyline, but there are a few other accolades up for grabs before all is said and done.
When Spurs travel to Newcastle, they will be hoping to better Arsenal’s performance against Aston Villa to hold onto second spot in the League. While second spot does not offer anything more than third in terms of qualification for the Champion’s League, there is more prize money for second, and more importantly, bragging rights over their North London rivals.
Harry Kane will also be looking to hold on to the Golden Boot, which he has one hand on currently as he sits atop the order with 25 goals.
With Newcastle already relegated, Spurs and Kane will fancy their chances of turning over their opponents and scoring at will. Both Jamie Vardy and Sergio Aguero sit just one goal behind the Spurs striker, so expect all three to be selfish given the opportunity in front of goal.
Vardy’s Leicester travel to Stamford Bridge, in what will be an emotional return for Leicester’s manager Claudio Ranieri. Sure to be a warm reception from the outgoing Champions to the newly minted Ranieri, he will be ecstatic to head to the Bridge under the current circumstances. Chelsea will, however, prove to be a tough test in Leicester’s final game, especially since the players have likely been partying for two weeks by kick-off.
Aguero’s Manchester City travel to Swansea, hoping to hang on to the fourth spot over bitter rivals Manchester United, and will likely be in top form.
With a result needed, City will rely heavily on the goals of Aguero to see there safe passage to the Champion’s League qualifiers, and even possibly straight through to the group stage. Yes that’s right, should City win and Arsenal lose to Villa, as unlikely as that is, City will overtake the Gunners into third place.
The final Europa League place is also up for grabs, with West Ham in pole position.
Both Southampton and Liverpool are poised to pounce should the Hammers fail to beat Stoke City away from home. West Ham need a win to be guaranteed sixth place. A win could potentially see them overtake United, and rewarded with automatic qualification for the Europa League. Southampton host Crystal Palace while Liverpool travel to West Brom.
So there is still plenty to play for, but the match to watch is Chelsea vs Leicester. It’s the changing of the guard, which will be opened with a guard of honour and a reception for the former Blues manager fitting of his achievements this year.
All games kick off at 3pm on Sunday.