Lots to play up and down on the last day


The Premier League will draw to a close on Sunday with the title race, Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League places, as well as the final relegation spot all to be decided.

Here the PA news agency takes a look at who needs what with so much still to play out on the final day.

Title race

Manchester City remain favorites to become champions for the fourth time in five seasons as they sit one point ahead of Liverpool with a better goal difference of plus-six. Jurgen Klopp’s four-time Reds must beat Wolves at Anfield and hope Pep Guardiola’s side drop points against Aston Villa at the Etihad if they are to win back the Premier League title and rob City of their sixth domestic crown in 11 years old.

Champions League

Tottenham’s recent win over Arsenal was a blow to the Gunners’ Champions League hopes (John Walton/PA)

Chelsea are all but assured of third place in the Champions League, but fourth is still up for grabs with London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal both in contention. Spurs, in the box-seat with a two-point advantage and a vastly superior goal difference, are all but guaranteed a top-four finish if they avoid defeat at relegated Norwich. The Gunners, meanwhile, must win at the Emirates against Everton and pray that Antonio Conte’s men slip up at Carrow Road or it will be fifth place and a Europa League spot for them.

Europa League/Europa Conference League

West Ham lost to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League semi-finals this season

West Ham lost to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League semi-finals this season (Mike Egerton/PA)

Manchester United are on track for second place in the Europa League as they head into the final day two points clear of seventh-placed West Ham. But should the Red Devils fail to secure the three points at Crystal Palace, the Hammers would hand them over to next season’s Europa League conference with victory at Brighton on a much better goal difference. No other team is in the running.

Relegation

Everton sealed Premier League safety on Thursday night by beating Palace and the fight for survival is a straight shootout between Leeds and Burnley. The pair are level on 35 points but the Clarets’ far superior goal difference means Leeds, who play at Brentford, must improve on Burnley’s result at home to Newcastle if they are to retain their top-tier status for a third. season.