EPL: The relegation gists and permutations as final day looms

The very exhilarating EPL season finally comes to an end on Sunday, and with City having already clinched the trophy, and the top four boys already confirmed, attention swiftly shifts to those courting the relegation waters.

Southampton have been earlier condemned to their first demotion from the top flight in many years, but the waters will still more than likely take two more strugglers. The trio of Everton, Leicester City and Leeds United all stand a chance of crawling to safety just as much as they well could go down too.


That said, the sweet part is that each of them would have to play their socks off in the last fixture in a bid to save their asses. Albeit the Toffees appear to have the simplest task of all three after managing a draw against Wolves in their last outing. Sitting on 33 points, the Evertonians would have to secure any type of win or hope that Leicester fails to take all three points from West Ham for them to stay in the top flight.

As for Leicester who have endured a horrible season, and with a measly 31 points will have to secure a win in their final fixture and tee it up with plenty of prayers that the Everton vs Bournemouth match go to script_ from their own perspective of course.

Then there’s Leeds United, the worst of them all. Sam Allardyce and his ward have a lot on their plates going into the final fixture. They take on a Spurs side hoping to sign out with a win after a topsy-turvy season of their own. But, it won’t be an easy one for the lily whites, and even if they go on to win, they’ll hope that both Everton and Leicester fumble in their fixtures before standing a chance of remaining in the top flight.

It’s a huge one for these three teams who have had that fair share of beautiful moments in the EPL, but what stares them in the face going into Sunday’s fixture would definitely test their grits, resolve and guts. And perhaps one they would love to either go into the annals or the trash bin.

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