Premier League battle heats up as season draws near finish line

With only four games remaining, the Premier League season is about to finish. The Premier League’s bottom three teams are demoted and play in the EFL Championship. Accordingly, they must place first or second in the EFL Championship to be eligible to play in the Premier League.

This season, we witnessed a few underdog teams go up against the league’s dominant sides. The fans, on the other side, were shocked to find that several top clubs are competing to avoid being relegated. Southampton, Everton, and Nottingham Forest are currently in danger of being relegated. Southampton is in last place in the league and has a 24-point advantage.

The fans and the players already know that their team is likely to be relegated, as there seems to be no chance to clear the relegation zone with only four games left to play. Last season, Southampton finished 15th in the table. Their next four matches are against Nottingham Forest, Fulham, Brighton Hove Albion, and Liverpool.

Everton is in 19th place; this came as a shock to the fans, as they would have never wondered that their team would be fighting to clear the relegation table. The reason for their degradation could be the frequent managerial changes that happened during the season. Last season (2022), Everton didn’t perform well, but they just managed to stay in the Premier League. They finished 16th in the table, only clearing relegation by four points. They will be playing their next four matches against Brighton, Hove Albion, Manchester City, Wolves, and Bournemouth.

The most exciting part of this year’s English League is that three teams, Leicester City (16th), Leeds United (17th), and Nottingham Forest (18th), have 30 points to their names and are all in peril of failing in the relegation zone. These three teams have just four games left, and it will be fun to watch who comes out on top and which team falls down in the relegation table. Everton, too, is trying to go toe-to-toe with these teams, as they have 29 points.

It seems Leeds United hasn’t improved from last season’s performance. Last year, Leeds finished 17th in the table, clearing the relegation zone by just three points. This year, Leeds is again in the same position and is in greater danger. Their remaining matches are against Manchester City, Newcastle United, West Ham, and Tottenham.

The 2016 Premier League Champions Leicester City, who finished 8th in the last season (2022), are struggling to even make it to the top 10 this season. Sitting in 16th place with 30 points on the board and four games left to play, the Foxes have to pull up their socks for a better finish to the season. They’ll be playing against Fulham, Liverpool, Newcastle, and West Ham.

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