Facts about relegation and bottom of the league

Facts about relegation and bottom of the league

As teams are battling for continental tickets for top positions in the Premier League it is the same with clubs striving to survive relegation.

With just four games to left play, no English team have been comfirmed to relegated, but there are signs that six clubs will slug it for a dramatic finish.

West Brom, Stoke City, Southampton, Crystal Palace, Huddersfield Town, and West Ham will be the actors in the battle for survival as three teams are destined for the drop.

West Ham and Huddersfield are tied with 35 points in 14th and 15th positions respectively as they move closer to the magical 40 point mark to ensure they are both home and dry.

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Bottom side West Brom are down with 24 points as the Baggies re-ignited their chances of avoiding the drop after a famous 1-0 over Mancheseter United at Old Trafford.

The team from the Hawthorns still have to play Champions League contenders Liverpool and Tottenham to decide their fate.

Stoke City occupy 19th position despite their big money spendings last summer but Paul Lambert's side only have Liverpool as their toughest game left.

And with 28 points the Potters need to win their remaining matches against Burnley, Crystal Palace and Swansea.

Despite finish eighth last season with Claude Puel, Southampton's season has taken a nose-dive, as their Premier League status is under serious threat.

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Though they are in the semi finals of the FA Cup but will still need to win their remaining matches against Bournemouth, Everton and champions Manchester City.

With just 29 points from 33 matches the Saints are hanging in the balance and could be destined for the Championship next season.

Swansea and Crystal Palace were the teams rooted in the relegation spot for most part of the season but both teams have applied a slight push upwards to occupy the 16th and 17th places respectively.

A last gasp effort from the Welsh and English sides could guarantee them a place for top flight football next season.

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Source: Naija.ng

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