Barring a major miracle, Huddersfield Town and Fulham will both be playing Championship football next season. That leaves one final Premier League relegation spot, and at least 6 teams fighting to avoid it. Here’s a look at those teams and their survival chances.
13th – Newcastle United (Played 31, 35 points)
Still to Play: Arsenal (a), Crystal Palace (h), Leicester City (a), Southampton (h), Brighton (a), Liverpool (h), Fulham (a)
Rafa Benítez won’t be planning his summer holidays just yet, but Newcastle look unlikely to face another Premier League relegation this season. They now sit 7 points above the drop zone, following 3 wins in their last 6 games. The record signing of Miguel Almirón has brought energy to the attack and excitement to St James’ Park.
14th – Crystal Palace (Played 30, 33 points)
Still to Play: Huddersfield (h), Tottenham (a), Newcastle United (a), Manchester City (h), Arsenal (a), Everton (h), Cardiff (a), Bournemouth (h)
A win against Huddersfield on Saturday would surely put Palace on the verge of safety. After losing 3 of their last 4 games, it feels like a very important match for The Eagles, especially with 3 of the Top Six coming up. Roy Hodgson is working with a small squad of players but the likes of Michy Batshuayi and Wilfried Zaha are too good for Premier League relegation.
15th – Brighton (Played 29, 33 points)
Still to Play: Southampton (h), Chelsea (a), Bournemouth (h), Cardiff City (h), Wolves (a), Tottenham (a), Newcastle (h), Arsenal (a), Manchester City (h)
After a nervy moment back in late February, Brighton quickly bounced back to winning ways. Now, as long as they can pick up points in their next 3 home games, The Seagulls will be able to switch their focus to that FA Cup semi-final against Man City.
16th – Southampton (Played 30, 30 points)
Still to Play: Brighton (a), Liverpool (h), Wolves (h), Newcastle (a), Watford (a), Bournemouth (h), West Ham (a), Huddersfield (h)
Southampton will also fancy their chances now. Spirits are high after that terrific late win over Tottenham, and at last, Ralph Hasenhüttl has been able to spend some quality time with his squad. Last season, The Saints avoided Premier League relegation by 3 points; they’ll be hoping for a bigger gap this time.
17th – Burnley (Played 31, 30 points)
Still to Play: Wolves (h), Bournemouth (a), Cardiff City (h), Chelsea (a), Manchester City (h), Everton (a), Arsenal (h)
It’s been a strange old season for Sean Dyche’s side. After a disappointing 2018 and then an excellent start to 2019, The Clarets are now on a run of 4 defeats in a row again. And a look at their last 7 fixtures shows that their next 3 results could be crucial.
18th – Cardiff City (Played 30, 28 points)
Still to Play: Chelsea (h), Manchester City (a), Burnley (a), Brighton (a), Liverpool (h), Fulham (a), Crystal Palace (h), Manchester United (a)
Cardiff were the clear favourites for Premier League relegation this season and yet they’re still fighting for survival. Neil Warnock’s team has shown real grit and determination, especially at the Cardiff City Stadium. Unfortunately, they don’t have many homes games left and the ones they do have, look very difficult indeed.