There are simply two weekends left within the 2020/21 Premier League season and there’s nonetheless a lot to be determined on the high of the desk.
Manchester City have been topped champions whereas Sheffield United, West Brom and Fulham have been relegated.
However the race for the European locations is heating up properly as we head into the ultimate few video games and it’s set to go proper right down to the wire.
Right here’s what’s on the road this weekend and what might get resolved…
Premier League permutations
Man City have been topped champions and so have secured their place within the Champions League subsequent season. They are going to face Chelsea within the remaining of this yr’s elite European competitors on Might 29.
Likewise, Manchester United have already confirmed a top-four end this season however they nonetheless want at the least yet one more win to make sure of ending second. The Crimson Devils will then face Villarreal within the Europa League remaining on Might 26.
The highest 4 groups within the Premier League will qualify for the group phases of the Champions League whereas profitable both of Europe’s tournaments can even safe a spot within the group section.
A most of 5 English groups can play within the Champions League.
Whereas City and United are already in, Chelsea profitable the Champions League however ending fifth would see England’s 5 group quota fulfilled.
The Blues, Leicester, Liverpool and West Ham are within the combine to complete within the high 4 whereas Tottenham and Everton usually are not mathematically out of it but both.
There may be then the matter of the Europa League qualification and for the brand new Europa Convention League.
The fifth-placed group and winners of the FA Cup will qualify for the group stage correct of the Europa League.
Chelsea face Leicester within the FA Cup remaining this weekend and if each end within the high 4, the Europa League spot will go to the subsequent highest-ranked facet which has not certified for a UEFA competitors.
The Europa Convention League spot will go to the EFL Cup winners. As Man City gained that trophy, their spot will once more go to the subsequent highest-ranked group which has not certified for a UEFA competitors.
Meaning the highest seven golf equipment within the Premier League are set to safe European soccer subsequent season. Right here’s what might occur…
Premier League fixtures on talkSPORT
Saturday, Might 15, 12:30 – Burnley v Leeds – talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE
Saturday, Might 15, 20:00 – Brighton v West Ham – talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE
Sunday, Might 16, 12:00 – Crystal Palace v Aston Villa – talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE
Tuesday, Might 18, 19:00 – Brighton v Manchester City – talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE
Wednesday, Might 19, 18:00 – Tottenham v Aston Villa – talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE
Wednesday, Might 19, 18:00 – Newcastle v Sheffield United – talkSPORT APP EXCLUSIVE
Wednesday, Might 19, 19:00 – Crystal Palace v Arsenal – talkSPORT APP EXCLUSIVE
Wednesday, Might 19, 20:15 – Burnley v Liverpool – talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE
66 factors, 36 video games – Remaining video games: Chelsea (away), Tottenham (residence)
Leicester are within the driving seat to complete third and know 4 factors from their remaining two video games will safe Champions League soccer.
The Foxes are assured a spot within the Europa League ought to they slip out of the highest 4.
Arsenal’s exit from the Europa League means the nightmare situation of ending fourth however not getting Champions League soccer can now not occur.
64 factors, 36 video games – Remaining video games: Leicester (residence), Aston Villa (away)
Chelsea have to win their remaining two league video games to make sure of a top-four end. Their upcoming league recreation in opposition to Leicester shall be essential.
The Blues would additionally safe Champions League soccer in the event that they beat Man City within the remaining of this season’s event final this month.
Ought to they undergo a whole collapse, Thomas Tuchel’s group usually are not but assured of Europa League soccer however could be extremely unfortunate to overlook out.
60 factors, 35 video games – Remaining video games: West Brom (away), Burnley (away), Crystal Palace (residence)
Liverpool are proper within the combine for a top-four end and have a recreation in hand over each Chelsea and Leicester.
They might want to higher the outcomes of their rivals however Chelsea v Leicester on Tuesday, Might 18 shall be key for them as nicely.
Chelsea and Leicester can not each end the season with greater than 69 factors which is the utmost Liverpool can obtain. The Reds even have an inviting finish to the season.
There’s a very actual chance of purpose distinction deciding who finishes fourth.
If Chelsea win their remaining video games they’ll end on 70 factors and in third. If Leicester loss to Chelsea however beat Tottenham and Liverpool win their remaining three video games, they are going to be on 69 every and purpose distinction shall be used.
Forward of this weekend’s video games, Liverpool’s purpose distinction is +20 and Leicester is +21. That might imply that even targets scored must be used.
Ought to Liverpool fail to complete within the top-four, a Europa League place beckons however an enormous swing of outcomes might see them drop into the Europa Convention League spot.
58 factors, 35 video games – Remaining video games: Brighton (away), West Brom (away), Southampton (residence)
West Ham stay in rivalry to complete within the high 4 however will want a serious serving to hand.
The Hammers even have a recreation in hand and may end on 67 factors. They might want to win all their video games after which hope Chelsea, Leicester and Liverpool all slip up.
A Europa League place seems probably however they may must accept the Europa Convention League spot if the groups under them higher their outcomes.
Tottenham and Everton
56 factors, 35 video games – Remaining Spurs video games: Wolves (residence), Aston Villa (residence), Leicester (away), Remaining Everton video games: Sheffield United (residence), Wolves (residence), Man City (away)
Tottenham and Everton are in the identical boat. Both might nonetheless make the highest 4 however would want a serious swing of outcomes to go their method which might be extraordinarily unlikely.
They’ll nonetheless declare a Europa League spot in the event that they higher the outcomes of the groups above them.
Because it stands, certainly one of these two shall be within the Europa Convention League.
55 factors, 36 video games – Remaining video games: Crystal Palace (away), Brighton (residence)
Arsenal cannot declare a top-four end.
They are going to be trying to higher the outcomes of the groups above them to get into the Europa League or Europa Convention League spots.
The Gunners have endured a troublesome marketing campaign and face the actual prospect of being with out Euoprean soccer subsequent season for the primary time in 25 years.
50 factors, 35 video games – Remaining video games: Burnley (away), Southampton (away), West Brom (residence)
Ought to the groups above them utterly collapse and Leeds win their remaining video games, they will nonetheless end sixth and safe European soccer.
This would want a extremely inconceivable run of outcomes, nonetheless.