Premier League

Who will be relegated from the Premier League this season?

Ross Jackson
May 1, 2021, 12:15 PM GMT+1
Steve Bruce's Newcastle and Graham Potter's Brighton are both in the mix
Steve Bruce's Newcastle and Graham Potter's Brighton are both in the mix / ALEX PANTLING/Getty Images
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Anyone who knows absolutely anything about football knows about the financial carrot dangling at the end of the Premier League stick.

And with the sporting world in financial meltdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the importance of clubs retaining their top-flight status has never been more obvious.

We're well and truly at the business end of the season now and a whole host of teams are still nervously looking over their shoulders as West Brom and Fulham continue to scrap for survival.

If you're wondering how the next few weeks could play out, 90min have provided you with the complete rundown of every side in the relegation dog fight's remaining fixtures, and we've even been nice enough to tell you/predict how the season is going to end.

*Disclaimer - Sheffield United are already relegated, hence why they don't feature...

Southampton

Ralph Hasenhüttl's Southampton side have somehow managed to slip into the relegation dog fight
Ralph Hasenhüttl's Southampton side have somehow managed to slip into the relegation dog fight / GLYN KIRK/Getty Images

Who could've predicted that Southampton would be on this list after their stellar start to the campaign?

Well, we hate to tell you Saints fans, but your Premier League status isn't totally safe yet.

Ralph Hasenhüttl's side sit ten points above the drop - a very healthy cushion at this stage of the campaign - but with Fulham and West Brom both proving themselves capable of pulling off shock results and the Saints winning only two of their last 16 league games, you just never know.

A point at home to Leicester last time out having been reduced to ten men early on was a very credible result, though nerves could be jangling if Fulham start picking up points with the two sides meeting in a few weeks time.

Remaining fixtures

Liverpool (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Fulham (H)
Leeds (H)
West Ham (A)

Final points prediction: 39

Burnley

Chris Wood and Dwight McNeil will no doubt be key to Burnley's chances of Premier League survival
Chris Wood and Dwight McNeil will no doubt be key to Burnley's chances of Premier League survival / Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Having waited until gameweek eight to pick up their first Premier League win of the season, Burnley fans probably won't be too surprised to see their side fighting for survival once again.

The Clarets have picked up some brilliant victories away at Everton, Liverpool and Wolves in recent months, but a general lack of consistency has cost them a shot at a comfortable mid-table finish.

Their thumping win at Molineux last time out was a massive result for the club, though they too still have Fulham to play and Sean Dyche will be wary of his side taking their eye off the ball.

Remaining fixtures

West Ham (H)
Fulham (A)
Leeds (H)
Liverpool (H)
Sheffield United (A)

Final points prediction: 43

Brighton

Graham Potter's Brighton side have struggled in front of goal this season
Graham Potter's side's struggled in front of goal have seen them struggle to pick up points / Pool/Getty Images

If xG were converted into points then Brighton would probably be vying for a place in the Champions League with three weeks of the season remaining.

Unfortunately for Graham Potter's side, you actually have to put the ball in the back of the net and so they find themselves scrapping for survival instead.

Defeat to Sheffield United was an absolutely hammer blow in terms of a missed opportunity to pick up points and what it will do for morale at the club, and if any side is going to be caught by Fulham or West Brom you'd fancy it to be the Seagulls.

Remaining fixtures

Leeds (H)
Wolves (A)
West Ham (H)
Manchester City (H)
Arsenal (A)

Final points prediction: 38

Newcastle

Steve Bruce has struggled to keep Newcastle away from the relegation zone this season
Steve Bruce has struggled to keep Newcastle away from the relegation zone this season / Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

If they're not building a statue of Joe Willock outside St. James' Park right now then they're idiots.

The Arsenal loanee has scored three goals in his previous three games for the Magpies - all from the bench despite said appearances totalling just 46 minutes on the pitch - and his goals have helped earn Steve Bruce's side an extra four points.

Take away those four points and suddenly Newcastle look bang in trouble, whereas the reality is they actually have a nine-point cushion between them and the drop.

Bruce's men can't afford to be complacent with some tough games to come and a final day clash with Fulham which they won't want to turn into a relegation shootout.

Remaining fixtures

Arsenal (H)
Leicester (A)
Manchester City (H)
Sheffield United (H)
Fulham (A)

Final points prediction: 39

Fulham

Scott Parker's Fulham side have looked revitalised in recent weeks
Scott Parker's Fulham side have looked revitalised in recent weeks / Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Even Scott Parker's worst enemy would have felt sorry for him as Eddie Nketiah struck a last-minute equaliser for Arsenal against Fulham at the Emirates Stadium - still, at least he looked good being miserable.

The Cottagers had built up a bit of momentum a few weeks ago, but they've struggled of late and that late goal conceded against Arsenal felt a bit like the final nail in the coffin.

They'll continue to battle and with three clashes against teams on this list to come they'll no doubt harbour hopes they can still secure survival, though it looks a lot to ask at this stage.

Remaining fixtures

Chelsea (A)
Burnley (H)
Southampton (A)
Manchester United (A)
Newcastle (H)

Final points prediction: 33

West Brom

Sam Allardyce's West Brom side look dead and buried in the race for survival
Sam Allardyce's West Brom side look dead and buried in the race for survival / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

We're doing this more for the fact we get to look at a picture of Sam Allardyce, not because we think they've actually got a chance.

C'mon, let's be honest here, West Brom have been doomed since about November, and even the appointment of fireman Sam himself has just resulted in him basically walking into The Hawthorns and pouring petrol over the Baggies' blazing inferno of a season.

It's not going to happen West Brom fans, but here's a look at the remaining fixtures just for the sake of it.

Remaining fixtures

Wolves (H)
Arsenal (A)
Liverpool (H)
West Ham (H)
Leeds (A)

Final points prediction: 29

Final table prediction

14. Burnley
15. Southampton
16. Newcastle
17. Brighton
18. Fulham
19. West Brom
20. Sheffield United

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