Premier League Final Day: What Leeds, Everton, Leicester Need to Happen to Stay Up

Premier League Final Day: What Leeds, Everton, Leicester Need to Happen to Stay Up

Rene Otinga
May 28, 2023 at 5:34 PM
  • The Premier League enters its final day on Sunday, May 28
  • Manchester City are already confirmed as champions, while the rest of the Champions League places are already spoken for
  • At the bottom, however, there will be an interesting relegation dogfight, with Leicester City, Everton and Leeds United all in danger of going down

As we head into the penultimate games of the 2022/23 Premier League campaign, focus will primarily shift to the bottom of the pile, where the stakes are at an all-time high.

Southampton are already relegated, while the two dreaded slots remaining can be occupied by either Everton, Leicester City or Leeds United, going into the final day.

All these three sides have a genuine chance of avoiding relegation, but for teams like Leeds United, they will have to pray for miracle results from other games, while also having to handle their own business in their final game.

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general view of the Leicester City club badge on a scarf ahead of the Premier League match at Elland Road, Leeds. Picture date: Tuesday April 25, 2023. (Photo by Mike Egerton.
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Before the final round of matches, the likes of West Ham, Nottingham Forest and did just enough to keep relegation pressure off themselves, leaving three teams to compete for just one safety spot.

Here is a look at how the 3 teams could survive relegation

Everton, 17th place ; 2 points off drop zone

Sean Dyche's side are favourites to avoid relegation, but in football, you never know and things could go horribly wrong for them in the final day.

The Toffees will stay up if they manage at least draw against Bournemouth at home but this will need both Leicester and Leeds to not win their games.

Their best bet for survival is to simply go for the win.

Leicester, 18th place; in relegation zone

The 2016 Premier League champions are facing a genuine prospect of going down.

Despite sacking Brendan Rodgers, The Foxes have failed to turn their fortunes around under Dean Smith and ahead of their final game against West Ham at the King Power Stadium, several things need to happen for them to stay up.

If they beat West Ham and Everton don’t win their game, The Foxes will likely stay up so long as their goal difference remains superior to that of Leeds.

Leeds United, 19th place; in relegation zone

Leeds have arguably the most difficult task of the trio as they come up against Tottenham in a home game which they simply cannot afford to lose.

The Peacocks have to beat Tottenham by 3 goals and hope both Everton and Leicester don’t win their games to avoid relegation.

Beating Tottenham in itself is an uphill task, and adding a 3 goal margin of victory makes Leeds’ mission next to impossible.

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