The finish line at the end of another action-packed, unforgettable Premier League campaign for Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur is now within touching distance.
There is just one more round of fixtures left to be played before the chequered flag is waved and the campaign can be officially rubber-stamped into the history books.
Over Tuesday and Wednesday evening all 20 Premier League clubs were in action, with players getting the chance to play in front of supporters for the first time in months, as Premier League grounds’ turnstiles began to spark into life once again.
On the pitch, as expected, there was no shortage of drama, with goals aplenty and defining results coming to the fore, with Chelsea beating Leicester City 2-1 in a crucial top-four clash at Stamford Bridge, Arsenal producing a dramatic late show to keep their European hopes alive with a 3-1 victory at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur being stunned by Aston Villa, losing 2-1.
Those three results mean that all three clubs have something significant to play for on Sunday, with Chelsea locked in a three-way battle with Liverpool and Leicester City to finish in the top-four, Arsenal fighting for a UEFA Europa Conference League spot and Spurs the same, although they could still finish in the Europa League if results went their way.
As things currently stand in regards to the Champions League race, Chelsea are third on 67 points, Liverpool lie fourth on 66 points and Leicester sit fifth, also with 66 points to their name, highlighting just how tight it is to earn the final two top four berths.
As for the battle for the Europa League and Europa Conference League, West Ham United are currently in sixth and require just a point from their final day tussle with Southampton to bag the position, while Tottenham could still snatch it from them if they won at Leicester and West Ham lost.
But if Spurs were to lose and Everton were to drop points at Manchester City as well, Arsenal would secure seventh with a win against Brighton & Hove Albion.
With the race for European football going right down to the wire, a final Premier League table has been predicted by Football Web Pages, with the results producing excellent news for both Chelsea and Arsenal.
The simulation has seen Chelsea secure fourth in the table, with them being backed to earn a draw against Aston Villa. Liverpool are being tipped to beat Crystal Palace at Anfield, meaning they would finish third by a solitary point. It has been predicted that Leicester will earn a draw with Tottenham, resulting in them missing out on the top four by a point.
Qualification for the group stages of the Champions League is said to be worth £13million, meaning a top-four finish for Chelsea would secure them a tidy sum of money to potentially assist with transfers this summer. But Chelsea could still land the windfall if they missed out on the top four but won the Champions League final against Manchester City in a little over a week’s time.
Away from the drama concerning the top four, the simulation says that West Ham will secure sixth spot with 65 points to their name, meaning they would qualify for the Europa League, while Arsenal have been predicted to climb to seventh, leapfrogging both Everton and Spurs on the final day.
Arsenal are predicted to beat Brighton at the Emirates, with Spurs drawing against Leicester and Everton tipped to lose at Manchester City.
That would see Arsenal finish seventh, Tottenham eighth and Everton tenth, with Leeds United taking ninth spot.
Simulated final 2020/21 Premier League table in full:
1. Manchester City – 86pts
2. Manchester United – 74pts
3. Liverpool – 69pts
4. Chelsea – 68pts
5. Leicester City – 67pts
6. West Ham United – 65pts
7. Arsenal – 61pts
8. Tottenham Hotspur – 60pts
9. Leeds United – 59pts
10. Everton – 59pts
11. Aston Villa – 53pts
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12. Wolverhampton Wanderers – 45pts
13. Crystal Palace – 44pts
14. Newcastle United – 43pts
15. Southampton – 43pts
16. Burnley – 42pts
17. Brighton & Hove Albion – 41pts
18. Fulham – 29pts
19. West Brom – 26pts
20. Sheffield United – 20pts