7 THINGS TO EXPECT FROM PREMIER LEAGUE GAME-WEEK 38

1. Drama! The extended Premier League season which stretched an unusual 11 months due to the Coronavirus pandemic comes to a befitting conclusion on Sunday and like previous seasons, this final day should produce drama, tension, heartbreak, disappointment, celebrations etc.

Certainly this final matchday can’t be an exception as it should throw-up mouth-watering fixtures even in the absence of the fans.

2. Top four goes down to the wire: Manchester United, Chelsea and Leicester City are all jostling for two spots to join both Liverpool and Manchester City in next seasons UEFA Champions League.

The big question, who are the pair to join the aforementioned duo as England’s representatives in Europe’s elite club competition?

Not to worry, this puzzle will be solved at both Stamford Bridge and the King Power Stadium, and the final outcome should be worth the suspense.

3. Battle at the bottom: The battle to avoid the drop sadly will produce the teams to occupy the bottom two spots and join Norwich City as confirmed relegated teams to the Championship.

Bournemouth’s fate appeared to have been sealed last weekend after losing the south coast derby at home.

However, the key battle between Aston Villa and Watford for the last spot will be one of the most fiercely contested final day attempts to avoid the drop on final day history.

4. Simultaneous kickoff: Following tradition and history, all 10 matches will kick-off at the same time on Sunday. This is to avoid situations such as match-fixing, undue advantage etc.

5. Who finishes top of the scorers chart? The race to claim the 2019/20 Premier League Golden Boot could produce some last-minute drama judging by the recent form of the key gladiators.

Jamie Vardy, who has blown hot-and-cold lately leads the race with 23 goals, closely followed by an in-form Danny Ings (21) who could perhaps fancy his chances of creating both personal and club history.

Gabon and Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (20) is also in with a shot at claiming the accolade for a second successive season, only if he can score at least four goals and hope Vardy and Ings fire blank.

6. Nuno, Mourinho, who clinches final Europa League spot? The battle to clinch the final UEFA Europa League spot isn’t also left out of the expected final day drama as Wolverhampton and Tottenham Hotspur go head-to-head albeit in different away games.

The Wolves are a solitary point ahead of Spurs, but they can be said to play the more difficult game as they are guests of UEFA Champions League chasing Chelsea.

It promises to be an intense struggle but one thing is certain, a Portuguese manager will win the race for sixth-place.

7. Jersey unveiling: Like it’s the normal practise, majority of the teams that have retained their Premier League status ahead of next season will use the final matchday to unveiling their kits, both home and away ahead of the upcoming campaign.

Asides the on-field results, it also promises to be a battle of the kits on Sunday!

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