This is it. One more matchday in this crazy, stop/start English Premier League season.
The top two spots are set, with Liverpool the champions and Manchester City the runners-up.
After that, three clubs remain in contention for two Champions League spots, while Wolves or Tottenham will squeak into the Europa League qualifying position.
At the bottom, it’s tricky as usual when it comes to relegation scenarios. To start with, an Aston Villa win plus a Watford draw or loss means survival for Villa.
Watford can take advantage of a Villa draw or loss, and can also survive by winning and scoring two more goals than Villa. Bournemouth need to win and have Villa and Watford lose to ensure survival.
All matches start at the same time, 1am AEST.
PLACES IN EUROPE
1 Liverpool (96 pts, +50 GD): The champions. And fittingly, will play in the Champions League.
2 Manchester City (78 pts, +62 GD): Have locked up 2nd place and a spot in the Champions League.
3 Manchester United (63 pts,+28 GD): A win over Leicester City clinches 3rd place and a spot in the Champions League. A loss lets the Foxes leapfrog them. A loss + a Chelsea win pushes United down to 5th and out of the Champions League. A draw + a Chelsea win and United finish 4th.
4 Chelsea (63 pts, +13 GD): A draw against Wolves clinches a spot in the top 4 and a Champions League berth. A loss could see them drop to 5th and a Europa League berth.
5 Leicester (62 pts, +28 GD): Leicester’s late season collapse means they must beat Manchester United to finish in the top 4. Otherwise it’s hello Europa League.
6 Wolves (59 pts, +13 GD): Currently in the Europa League qualifying spot, but a loss or draw against Chelsea and Tottenham could overtake them.
7 Tottenham (58 pts, +14 GD): A win (or a draw depending on Wolves’ result) over Crystal Palace would put Tottenham in the Europa League qualifying position.
*Note: If Arsenal win the F.A. Cup, they will also qualify for the Europa League. If Chelsea win the F.A. Cup, then the 7th place team (currently Spurs, but could also be Wolves) will qualify for the Europa League.
**Note 2: And depending on results of THIS season’s Champions League and Europa League, an additional team could be added. But we’ll deal with that when it happens.
17 Aston Villa (34 pts, -26 GD): A win over West Ham + a Watford draw or loss = safety for Villa. A loss or draw + a Watford win = relegation. A loss + Watford draw = relegation.
18 Watford (34 pts, -27 GD): See above. Watford need to better Villa’s result in their match with Arsenal or if both sides win, Watford need to score two more goals than Villa.
19 Bournemouth (31 pts, -27 GD): Simple: must beat Everton and have Villa and Watford lose.
20 Norwich (21 points, -44 GD): Already relegated.