Wednesday, December 7 2022
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EPL: 8 major battles to be decided on Premier League Final Day: While the climax to the Premier League title race is the main focus at the end of an enthralling season, there will be plenty of drama today.

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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are one point clear of second-placed Liverpool’s heading into Sunday’s do-or-die matches.

If City drop points, Liverpool will be crowned champions for an English record-equalling 20th time if they beat Wolves at Anfield.

Tottenham should be certain of returning to the Champions League after a two-season absence if they avoid defeat at relegated Norwich.

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Spluttering Arsenal have to beat Everton at the Emirates Stadium and hope their north London rivals lose to steal fourth spot.

Sixth-placed Manchester United must win at Crystal Palace to avoid the ignominy of slipping into the Europa Conference League.

A draw or defeat for United would open the way for West Ham to leapfrog them into the Europa League if they beat Brighton.

At the other end of the table, Burnley and Leeds are locked in a tense fight for survival.

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If Burnley drop points, Leeds could stay up depending on their result at Brentford.

The Final Day deciders at a glance

Champions: Title-chasing Man City and Liverpool will start the final day separated by a single point.

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Third place: Chelsea still need a point to mathematically secure third place although it would require an unprecedented swing on goal difference for Tottenham to leapfrog Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Champions League qualification: Tottenham effectively just need a point at Norwich to be sure of finishing fourth. Barring another improbable swing on goal difference, Arsenal can only jump ahead if they beat Everton and Tottenham lose at Norwich.

Europa League: Either Arsenal or Tottenham will be joined in the Europa League by Manchester United or West Ham – Man Utd currently head the Hammers by two points but David Moyes’ side have a much better goal difference.

Europa League Conference: Were Manchester United to lose or draw at Palace and West Ham beat Brighton on the final day then Man Utd will play in the Europa League Conference next season.

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Relegation: One of Burnley and Leeds will be relegated alongside Norwich and Watford. Although Burnley and Leeds will start the final day level on points, Leeds’ vastly inferior goal difference means they will have to better Burnley’s result to stay up. Burnley are sure of survival if they win or if Leeds lose.

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Golden Boot: Mo Salah is currently top of the scoring charts (22) by a single goal from Heung-Min Son. Cristiano Ronaldo is four back from Salah.

Golden Glove: Alisson and Ederson are currently tied on 20 clean sheets apiece this term.

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