READ: Premier League Final Day Permutations

READ: Premier League Final Day Permutations

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What can happen on the final day of the Premier League season?

The 2017/18 Premier League season draws to it’s conclusion on Sunday afternoon and it’s been another one to remember. There’s been drama, entertainment & plenty of unforgettable moments and quite frankly we can’t wait for it to get started again in August. Manchester City have been the story of the season, with their record breaking run seeing them cruise to the title in the most emphatic fashion ever seen on these shores. Whilst at the bottom we’ve seen a typically scrappy fight for survival which still as of yet isn’t 100% confirmed, with the final spot still to be decided on Sunday – but that isn’t where it ends.

Up and down the table there’s still scores to be settled and fates to be confirmed. We’ve taken a look at each clubs’ current predicament and put it into a simple guide, so you know the all of the permutations and stories that could unfold on the final day of the season – read below!

Record breaking City eyeing up 100 points

It’s pretty difficult to put into words just how mesmerising Manchester City have been this season. The Citizens have romped their way to the Premier League title under Pep Guardiola – who after a difficult first season in England has silenced his critics in the best possible way. City’s swashbuckling brand of attacking football is being talked about as some of the best this country has ever seen and what makes it even more impressive is that they’ve got the results to go alongside their performances. Already City have won the most games (31) and scored the most goals (105) in PL history and they still have a couple more landmarks in sight.

A win over Southampton on Sunday would take them to the 100 point mark which has never been done in a 38 game Premier League season. And it would also see them set a new record for the biggest ever title winning margin, which currently stands at 18 points when Manchester United won the league back in 1999/00. Guardiola’s men are currently 19 above their city rivals so it’s a big possibility and Pep will be desperate to round off their record breaking season in style.

Manchester City Premier League

Manchester City lifted the Premier League title against Huddersfield Town last Sunday

Fourth place in Liverpool’s hands

It’s looked like Liverpool have had Champions League qualification for next season sewn up for some time, but a run of form which has seen them win one of their previous five games has given Chelsea a glimmer of hope of catching them. Jurgen Klopp’s men come into the final day two points above the West Londoners, knowing that a point against a Brighton side with little to play for will ensure that they dine at Europe’s top table again next season. Of course, missing out on the top four and winning the final against Real Madrid on the 26th will ensure that they’re back in, but Klopp will be desperate to secure it via the league.

Chelsea though are hot on their heels and are in fine form having won four of their last five. They did suffer a blow in midweek when they were held to a 1-1 draw by a dogged Huddersfield Town side at Stamford Bridge – a result that keeps the Terriers in the top flight for a second successive season. A win on Wednesday night would’ve put them level on points with Liverpool going into the final day, meaning a point against Newcastle could possibly put them above Klopp’s men. Now they now only a win against the Magpies will do and they also need Brighton to do them a huge favour and win at Anfield which looks very, very unlikely – but watch this space!

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool’s destiny is still in their own hands on the final day but they have a job to do against Brighton

Salah vs Kane

The Premier League title’s destination may be settled but one of the biggest personal accolades of the campaign is still up for grabs. The Golden Boot has been a three man battle for the majority of the campaign, but now it’s down to just two with Sergio Aguero too far behind and currently injured. PFA Player of the Year Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane are now thrashing it out for the honour and it’s a race thats going right down to the wire. The Egyptian is way out in front at the moment with 31 goals, three ahead of the 24 year-old who’s currently on 28. You’d think one goal for Salah would be enough to seal it and if he finds the back of the net again he’ll write history.

No player has ever scored more than 31 goals in a 38 game Premier League season so Salah will be desperate to do it, on what could be a very memorable day for him and the Liverpool supporters should he scoop both honours. He’s also just three behind equalling the overall PL record which stands at 34 goals (42 game season) – so from a personal perspective there’s an awful lot to play for. But as for the Golden Boot, Harry Kane will know he has a lot of work to do but after scoring seven goals on the final two match days of last season, we all know that’s more than capable of firing a hat-trick against Leicester on Sunday. Should the pair finish level, it will be first time the award has been shared since Carlos Tevez and Dimitar Berbatov each scored 20 goals in 2010-11.

Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah could potentially win the Golden Boot and set a new Premier League goalscoring record on Sunday

Swansea Miracle?

Since the appointment of Carlos Carvalhal back in late December we’ve seen a major revival in Swansea City which many thought would result in them staying up. The Swans lost just two of their first twelve games under the former Sheffield Wednesday man which saw them climb out the relegation zone and raise spirits significantly around the Liberty Stadium. But no wins in their previous eight league games has dragged them right back into the relegation picture and they’re left needing a miracle on the final day to survive. They take on already relegated Stoke City side in South Wales on Sunday, knowing that they need a ten goal swing to ensure that they don’t join the Potters in the Championship next season.

Tuesday’s nights crushing 1-0 defeat to Southampton – in what was the very definition of a relegation six pointer – has put them three points behind the Saints and their significantly worse goal difference (-27 SWA, -18 SOU) has given them a huge mountain to climb. The Saints take on Champions Manchester City on the final day and it looks 99.99% certain that they’ll retain their place in the Premier League at the expense of Swansea. It’s a huge blow to the club and they’re expected to take action on it by not renewing the contract of Carvalhal – a move that’s surprised many of their supporters.

Swansea City

Swansea’s defeat Southampton on Tuesday night has left them needing a miracle to retain their place in the Premier League

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