Final day in the EPL: Everything on the line
The English Premier League is wrapping up another thrilling season. While plenty has been locked up, such as Manchester City’s title and the top-four Champions League clubs for next season, there is still a ton on the line across England. Even just simply moving up one place in the final standings could make a huge financial difference.
Here’s what’s at stake (or not) for each team as they head into the final weekend, matchday 38, in the Premier League:
Leeds United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Leeds United: A win and losses from both Leicester and Everton will keep Leeds in the Premier League. They currently sit in one of three relegation positions (19th) with 31 points.
Tottenham Hotspur: A win and a loss or draw from Aston Villa (7th) will help Spurs jump Villa and allow them to grab the final place in the league that awards a European competition next season (Conference League).
Manchester United vs. Fulham
Manchester United: A win or draw against Fulham will allow Man U to secure the third-place position in the Premier League over Newcastle United.
Fulham: No matter what happens, Fulham will finish in 10th place.
Everton vs. Bournemouth
Everton: While currently in the final spot out of the relegation zone, Everton still desperately needs a win. If the Toffees only pick up a draw and Leicester City win, Everton will be relegated.
Bournemouth: With a win and loss or draw from West Ham, Bournemouth (15th) would secure 14th place. A win and loss from Wolves, the Cherries would jump Wolverhampton. If both of those scenarios play out, Bournemouth finishes in 13th.
Leicester City vs. West Ham United
Leicester: Currently in the final relegation spot (17th), Leicester needs to win and Everton to lose in order to avoid the drop.
West Ham: Along with holding off Bournemouth, the Hammers could move as high as 12th place.
With a win or draw and Wolves loss, West Ham moves into 13th.
Chelsea currently sits in 12th place with 43 points and a goal difference of -9. With a three-goal win and loss from Chelsea and Wolves, the Hammers finished in 12th place.
Aston Villa vs. Brighton
Aston Villa: A win and Villa hold off Spurs and take the final Conference League position in the table, seventh place.
Brighton: A strong year, Brighton have finished in sixth place this season and earned a Europa League position. That’s locked in.
Brentford vs. Manchester City
Brentford: If Brentford defeats the champions and both Spurs and Villa either lose or draw, the Bees could make the shocking jump into the seventh-place Conference League spot.
Manchester City: Your 2022-23 Premier League title winners have nothing more to play for.
Chelsea vs. Newcastle United
Chelsea: Chelsea can jump to 11th with a win and Crystal Palace draw or lose, at least.
Newcastle United: Already locked into a top-four finish, Newcastle are in fourth but can take third with a win and Manchester United lose.
Arsenal vs. Wolves
Arsenal: After a historic bottle job, Arsenal will finish in second place regardless of the result.
Wolves: In addition to holding off West Ham, a win and Chelsea loss will see Wolves finish in 12th place.
Crystal Palace vs. Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace: A win and Palace locks in 11th place over their London rival, Chelsea. But there is nothing to gain.
Forest: A win and Bournemouth loss and Nottingham can slide up one position into 15th place.
Southampton vs. Liverpool
Last for a good reason: Liverpool will finish in fifth, meanwhile, Southampton has already been relegated and will finish in 20th place. Nothing on the line for either club.
Story originally appeared on List Wire