Barclays Premier League fights for Europe and survival

Round 37 of the Barclays Premier League has been concluded. With the champions already been crowned focus has shifted to the other battles across the table. We recap and look at what’s at stake as we prepare for the last round of fixtures.  

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The Battle for European spots heats up

The fight for champions and Europa league places is heating up. With three champions league spots remaining the battle between the two north London and Manchester clubs is taking shape.

Tottenham were the only club to lose over the weekend against Southampton opening up chance for second place. The match of the weekend between Man City and Arsenal had a lot at stake, a possible second place opening for Arsenal and a chance for City to gain ground and banish United to 5th place.

Neither took their chances with the match ending in a 2-2 draw. The last round of fixtures can still see a lot of movement. What can be drawn is that this has been a disappointing season for the top five clubs apart from Leicester City and Spurs who have performed over their expectations.

The Relegation Battle

With Aston Villa already being relegated there are still two more relegation spots remaining making the tense affair at the foot of the table extremely tense. Sunderland, Newcastle United and Norwich City are in a tense fight for survival.

Newcastle united are the only club with one game to play and a possible three points up for grabs, their draw against Aston Villa will not do them and good as Norwich and Sunderland have a game in hand and a possible six points.

Sunderland are the relegation team that are on form and look most likely to avoid the drop, their dismantling of Chelsea a testament to this.

Considering form and the fixture list Sunderland look most likely to avoid the drop.The magic of the Barclays Premier League has a lot in store for us over the next couple of days and a lot can happen at the bottom.

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