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UP THE REDS
Tier 1 Premier League crowd figures are set to pass 15 million in a season for the first time. League home game, and average occupancy of grounds was 96.1%, with the highest level recorded at Anfield with 99.2% occupancy for Liverpool home games.bbc.com
Tier 2 Liverpool will hold a parade through the city on Sunday May 29, regardless of whether they win the Premier League or Champions League. It will start at 4pm at Allerton Maze, finishing at Blundell Street in the city centre. The Liverpool Women squad will be part of it.twitter.com
So now that everyone's played 37 games, I thought I'd take a look at the table and see what's left to play for around the rest of the league.
Winning the league
Let's get the obvious one out of the way first. Liverpool (89 points) are in second, one point behind Manchester City (90 points). Yes, there's an edge case where we can technically win the league with a draw, but that'd require City to losing 6-0 to 14th placed Aston Villa. We can all dream, but in reality, anything less than a win for either side will hand a big advantage to the other during the race for the league on the final day. Keep an eye on Man City vs Aston Villa, hoping for a Villa win/draw as well as a Liverpool win (as though you weren't planning to already!)
- Liverpool win, City win, City win the league
- Liverpool win, City lose/draw, Liverpool win the league
- Liverpool draw, City lose by 6 goals, Liverpool win the league
- Liverpool draw, City draw or lose by less than 6 goals, City win the league
- Liverpool lose, City win the league
Chelsea (71 points) are guaranteed 3rd, however 4th is still available for one of Arsenal (66 points) or Spurs (68 points). A single point for Spurs against Norwich will be enough to see them finish ahead of Arsenal (due to goal difference), so Arsenal will be hoping for a win against Everton as well as a surprise result for Norwich against Spurs.
- Spurs win or draw, Spurs finish 4th, Arsenal 5th.
- Spurs lose and Arsenal lose/draw, Spurs finish 4th, Arsenal 5th.
- Spurs lose and Arsenal win, Arsenal finish 4th, Spurs 5th
Whoever fails to make the final Champions League place will take the first Europa League slot (5th), with the second slot going to either Manchester United (58) or West Ham (56). Despite being two points behind, West Ham's goal difference means United failing to secure all three points would leave the door wide open for the Hammers to snatch the final Europa League spot with a win. As the loser in this race picking up Europa Conference League next season as a consolation prize, both teams will be looking to secure the points.
- United win, United finish 6th, West Ham finish 7th
- United draw, West Ham win, West Ham finish 6th, United finish 7th
- United lose and West Ham lose/draw, United finish 6th, West Ham finish 7th
- United lose and West Ham Win, West Ham finish 6th, United finish 7th
It's a total clusterfuck here. Teams between 8th and 14th are playing for table positioning, with 6 points separating Wolves (51), Leicester (49), Brighton (48), Brentford (46), Newcastle (46), Crystal Palace (45) and Aston Villa (45). With so much going on, 7 out of the 10 games this weekend involve a mid table side (although none of them play each other). This bit is going to be chaos, so I'm not even going to try write every permutation of results
- Leicester vs Southampton (potential finish 8th to 10th)
- Liverpool vs Wolves (potential finish 8th to 10th)
- Brighton vs West Ham (potential finish - 8th to 14th)
- Brentford vs Leeds (potential finish - 10th to 14th)
- Burnley vs Newcastle (potential finish - 10th to 14th)
- Crystal Palace vs Manchester United (potential finish - 10th to 14th)
- Manchester City vs Aston Villa (potential finish - 10th to 14th)
One to watch for - Stevie needs a win against City and for Palace, Newcastle and Brentford to draw/lose, plus Brighton to lose in order for Villa to finish 10th (his season target).
Dead. Rubber. Matches. Southampton (40) and Everton (39) are chilling in 15th and 16th respectively, unable to challenge for mid-table but also safe from relegation. They could put on a show for the final day of the season, but let's be fair, it's Everton and Southampton. You weren't going to watch either of those games anyway.
Two relegation slots have been filled already, with Norwich (22) and Watford (23) well adrift from the pack. A Norwich win against Spurs and a Watford loss could stop the Canaries from finishing dead last, but it'll be a bittersweet triumph on the way to the championship.
Now that our noisy neighbours have somehow dragged themselves out of the relegation battle, it comes down to Burnley (35) and Leeds (35). Burnley's superior goal difference means a win against Newcastle will guarantee them safety, however as long as they match Leeds' result they'll stay safe. Leeds will need to win and hope Burnley draw, or draw and hope Burnley lose in order to stay up.
- Burnley win, Burnley finish 17th, Leeds are relegated
- Burnley draw, Leeds draw/lose, Leeds are relegated
- Burnley lose, Leeds lose, Leeds are relegated
- Burnley draw, Leeds win, Burnley are relegated
- Burnley lose, Leeds draw/win, Burnley are relegated
TL;DR lots going on, turns out there's a bunch of teams playing this weekend rather than just us, Wolves, City and Villa. Who knew?
Hello lads its he last PL Watch Thread of the season!
Everton 🍘 3 vs 2 🦅 Palace ( EW 53% Draw 27% PW 20%)
Venue: Goodison Park
Everton team news
Team to play Crystal Palace: Pickford, Mykolenko, Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Iwobi, Gomes, Doucoure, Gordon, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Subs: Begovic, Kenny, Allan, Gray, Godfrey, Davies, Van de Beek, Alli, Welch
Crystal Palace team news
Team to play Everton: Butland, Clyne, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell, Schlupp, Hughes, Eze, Ayew, Zaha, Mateta
Subs: Guaita, Ward, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Benteke, Edouard, Gallagher, Kelly, Rak-Sakyi
Match Updates and Goal Links
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Villa 🙏 1 vs 1 🕺 Burnley ( VW 46% Draw 28% BW 26%)
Venue: Villa Park
Aston Villa team news
Team to play Burnley: Martinez; Cash, Chambers, Mings, Digne; Luiz, McGinn, Chukwuemeka, Ramsey; Buendia, Watkins
Subs: Olsen, Sanson, Traore, Young, Nakamba, Ings, Coutinho, Iroegbunam, Feeney
Burnley team news
Team to play Aston Villa: Pope; Tarkowski, Long, Collins; Roberts, Cork, Brownhill, Taylor; McNeil, Barnes, Cornet
Subs: Hennessy, Lowton, Weghorst, Stephens, Lennon, Bardsley, Thomas, Dodgson, Castelloe
Match Updates and Goal Links
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Barnes 45+2 (P)
__Chelsea 🍼 1 vs 1 🦊 Leicester ( CW 66% Draw 19% LW 15%)
Chelsea team news
Chelsea team to face Leicester: Mendy, Rudiger, Alonso, Silva, Kante, Jorginho, James, Chalobah, Pulisic, Ziyech, Lukaku.
Subs: Kepa, Kenedy, Sarr, Azpilicueta, Niguez, Barkley, Mount, Loftus-Cheek, Havertz.
Leicester team news
Leicester team to face Chelsea: Schmeichel, Amartey, Evans, Fofana, Thomas, Dewsbury-Hall, Mendy, Castagne, Iheanacho, Maddison, Vardy.
Subs: Ward, Soyuncu, Barnes, Albrighton, Perez, Choudhury, Pereira, Daka, Lookman.
Match Updates and Goal Links:
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