The action in the Premier League finally comes to a close this weekend, but there are still some hugely important aspects of the league that are yet to be decided. Liverpool have been crowned champions, while Manchester City will join them in the Champions League. However, the other two teams that will be involved in the elite competition are yet to be decided. Meanwhile, the two sides that will join Norwich City in the Championship next season will also be decided on the final day. But, which teams will get the results that they need?
Chelsea vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
Chelsea will go into their fixture with Wolves knowing that a win will ensure their place in the Champions League next season. A defeat could open the door for Leicester and Manchester United to both qualify despite the fact that they are playing against each other. Wolves have enjoyed an excellent season, but defeat for them could mean that they will miss out on European football altogether as they could surrender sixth spot to Tottenham Hotspur. This should be an excellent fixture as Wolves have excelled against the bigger teams since arriving in the Premier League. A draw will likely be enough for Chelsea, but it could be a nervy end to the season for Frank Lampard’s side.
Leicester City vs Manchester United
Leicester City have seen their advantage over the chasing pack disappear since the restart, and their misery could be compounded on the final day as the Red Devils steal their Champions League spot. United will be looking to achieve their target on Champions League football in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first full season at United, and Leicester’s defeat against Spurs last weekend means that they can get two draws from their final two fixtures to secure that. United should be able to get the job done on the final day of the season with a victory as the Foxes will try and boast possession and United will catch them on the counter.
West Ham United vs Aston Villa
Aston Villa have given themselves an excellent chance of survival this season following their 1-0 win over Arsenal. Their victory coupled with a 4-0 defeat for Watford means that Villa just need to match Watford’s result on Sunday to secure their status. Watford have the bigger test, while Villa will come up against West Ham side that are effectively safe. Dean Smith will be hoping that his side can win third game in four to ensure what some would have sensed was an unlikely survival success.
Arsenal vs Watford
Bournemouth look dead and buried following their defeat against Southampton last weekend, which means that Watford are the only side that could realistically challenge Aston Villa’s Premier League status. However, they face a huge challenge at the Emirates. The Hornets will need to win to put the pressure on Villa. The chances of that happening are unlikely as they have been in free fall over recent weeks, and the boards decision to fire Nigel Pearson seems to have had a detrimental effect on the team’s performance.