Premier League Clubs Facing Relegation


Most Premier League sides have played 35 out of their 38 matches. With the season almost at its end, now would be a good time to see who will most likely be relegated from the Premier League. So far Sunderland, Queens Park Rangers and Burnley are at the bottom of the table while Aston Villa, Newcastle United, Leicester City and Hull City all sit just above them.

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At first glance, most people would start from the bottom and work their way up if they wanted to know who would be out come summer time. So that means we’re looking at you Burnley! Twenty six points in 35 games? To say you guys have had a terrible season is an understatement.

But good news — well not really, but something to poke fun at Newcastle with — Newcastle United as of late, are worse off than you guys. That’s something right? Jokes aside for now, let’s take a quick look at the remaining schedule for Burnley, QPR and Sunderland.

Burnley’s remaining schedule: Hull City (A), Stoke City (H) and Aston Villa (A)

Realistically speaking, Burnley would still be relegated even if they were able to scrape together three consecutive wins. Should they be able to do this, they’d only go up by two spots — finishing 18th — and still get bounced out.

There’s not much to say unfortunately. It’s almost certain they will be playing their final three games in the Premier League.

Queens Park Rangers’ remaining schedule: Manchester City (A), Newcastle United (H) and Leicester City (A)

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I could see QPR winning one out of three; the one against Newcastle to be exact. Facing both Man City and Leicester away won’t be easy. The Foxes’ current form is impressive given that they have won five out of their last eight matches.

Their current form will make them unlikely to lose at home. As for the Citizens it’ll be a toss up, with them fluctuating these past few weeks. However, losing their title to Chelsea will help fuel them to finish strong, most likely ending QPR’s hopes of staying in the Premiership.

Sunderland’s remaining schedule: Everton (A), Leicester City (H), Arsenal (A) and Chelsea (A)

Wow, four games with three being away and the only home game is against an in-form Leicester City. Everton is also in form — winners of five of their last seven games.

With two teams ticking upwards, followed by the likely second place finisher (Arsenal) and the new champions (Chelsea), you may never win again this year Sunderland. I feel so sorry for you… The good news though, you have a game in hand; but that’s about it.

That gives us three teams that potentially have a shot (so to speak) at relegation. With four teams above them, do said sides have a shot at survival?

To me, Villa and Leicester will be safe. Since his arrival Tim Sherwood has found a way to win games. Tapping into Christian Benteke’s potential has also been a revelation, so much that it could actually cost them next season should he decide to depart.

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  • The Foxes on the other hand will look to finish the season on a high note. So that leaves us with Hull and Newcastle fighting for survival.

    Honestly Hull City doesn’t have that much of a chance to survive these final three games with the last two against a Manchester United side looking to finish in the top-four, and an enigmatic Spurs team trying to finish in the same spot that they have these past six years.

    Then again, let us not forget about Newcastle United. This is the team right here folks! Losers of seven straight, great form for maintaining an impressive losing streak, a home crowd that was non-existent against Tottenham and rumblings of John Carver being sacked.

    Newcastle are playing so bad right now that any team who doesn’t at least win out will still find themselves above the relegation zone due to Newcastle flopping the season away. Congratulations! You guys will soon be relegated.

    Newcastle, QPR and Burnley these are my three picks to be relegated. Good luck next year in the English Championship!

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