What’s to play for on the final day of the Premier League?

As the Premier League season hurtles towards its thrilling conclusion, fans are bracing for an action-packed final day filled with high stakes and dramatic outcomes. At the summit of the table, Manchester City and Arsenal are locked in a fierce title race, with only two points separating Pep Guardiola’s side from Mikel Arteta’s Gunners. Both teams will be giving their all to secure the coveted trophy, knowing that every goal and every point is crucial.

Further down the table, Chelsea are determined to cling onto 6th place, with an eye on overtaking their London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, who sit just above them in 5th. The Blues will need a strong performance and a bit of fortune to climb the standings in their quest for European football next season.

With so much at stake, the final day of the Premier League is set to deliver unforgettable drama and excitement.

The Premier League Title:

The Premier League title race reaches its climax with Manchester City and Arsenal both vying for glory. Manchester City, leading the table by two points, will secure the title if they win their final match against West Ham at home. Pep Guardiola’s men have won eight consecutive Premier League, and a victory would ensure they lift the trophy for a record-breaking fourth straight season.

Meanwhile, Arsenal, just two points behind, will be taking on Everton at the Emirates Stadium. Mikel Arteta’s side need to secure all three points and hope for a slip-up from the defending champions. If City falters and Arsenal wins, the Gunners will snatch the title in dramatic fashion for what would be their first league title since 2004. Manchester City should saunter to a win but after all, this is the Premier League. There is always the possibility of dramatic twists and turns that could decide who will be crowned champions.

365Scores' Premier League screen of matchweek 38

European Spots:

There are various outcomes that determine the European spots for next season. All teams from 5th to 8th could finish tomorrow in a different position, so all teams will have to be on top form.

5th Place: Tottenham Hotspur (63 points)

vs. Sheffield United (h)

  • Best Outcome: 5th Place
  • Tottenham can secure 5th place with a single point or if Chelsea fails to win their match. This would guarantee a spot in the UEFA Europa League for next season.
  • Worst Outcome: 6th Place
  • If Tottenham lose and Chelsea win, Tottenham will drop to 6th place, potentially affecting their European competition placement.

6th Place: Chelsea (60 points)

vs. Bournemouth (h)

  • Best Outcome: 5th Place
  • Chelsea can move up to 5th place if they win their match and Tottenham loses or draws. This would also secure a spot in the UEFA Europa League.
  • Worst Outcome: 7th Place
  • If Chelsea lose and Newcastle win, Chelsea could drop to 7th place, which might push them out of contention for Europa League qualification.
Chelsea have been in great form recently in the Premier League, mostly down to this man Cole Palmer.
(Photo by Chris Lee – Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

7th Place: Newcastle United (57 points)

vs. Brentford (a)

  • Best Outcome: 6th Place
  • Newcastle can finish 6th if they win and Chelsea lose. This would improve their position but may not be enough for Europa League qualification depending on other results.
  • Worst Outcome: 8th Place
  • If Newcastle lose and Manchester United win or draw, Newcastle could drop to 8th place, which would impact their qualification for European competitions.

8th Place: Manchester United (57 points)

vs. Brighton (a)

  • Best Outcome: 6th Place
  • Manchester United can climb to 6th place if they win and both Chelsea and Newcastle lose their matches. This would enhance their chances for European competition.
  • Worst Outcome: 8th Place
  • If Manchester United lose, they will remain in 8th place, missing out on European competition.

Relegation… (sort of)

The relegation battle is alive, but hardly. Nottingham Forest are three points ahead of Luton who are 17th. Their goal difference is also better by +12. For any changes to happen, Forest will have to lose 6-0 or more to Burnley at Turf Moor and Luton would have to completely batter Fulham by six or more goals at Kenilworth Road. I would say ‘stranger things’ but I genuinely don’t think there have been stranger things. If this happens, I’ll eat my hat. That’s how sure I am that Luton are going down.

Luton had some thrilling games in the Premier League and fought the good fight.
(Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

By Nicky Helfgott / @NickyH3lfgott on Twitter

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