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Who’s going down from the 2017-18 Premier League?

By on 28th February 2018

With Manchester City racing away with the 2017-18 Premier League title; needing just six wins from their final 11 games to secure the title, eyes are on who else will finish in the top four, and who will be going down.

The form books is certainly in favour of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, who have been flying in recent weeks.  They currently sit third and fourth, with Jurgen Klopp’s side holding a two-point advantage over Spurs, whom themselves sit two points above Chelsea down in fifth.

Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United are second and their 2-1 victory at home to Chelsea last weekend has opened up a six-point lead between them and the defending Premier League champions, giving the Red Devils some breathing space.

The top five are all still in Champions League action too, with Liverpool and City all but guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals with their first leg results, whilst should any of United (vs Sevilla), Tottenham (vs Juventus) or Chelsea (vs Barcelona) be eliminated in the second round, many would consider the upside being able to focus on a top four spot without any midweek fixtures and trips to Europe getting in the way.

At the bottom of the table it’s looking doom and gloom for West Bromwich Albion, though not impossible; seven points adrift heading into their final 10 games.

The Baggies’ form under Alan Pardew has been dire but games coming up against Watford, Leicester City, Bournemouth, Burnley and Swansea City still give them a fighting chance to substantially improve their 20-point tally.

Above West Brom, only three points separate the next five teams, with Stoke City on 26 points, and then Swansea City, Crystal Palace and Southampton all on 27.  Newcastle United got an important victory over Manchester United recently but they themselves are only two points outside the bottom three.

Bournemouth up in 11th place aren’t even safe yet on 32 points, which makes for an exciting run in.

The Premiership relegation odds from Betfair currently have West Brom as the clear 1.15 favourites, with Stoke City at 1.95 being the only other odds-on team.  Swansea City are the third favourites at 2.34, despite the recent turnaround under Carlos Carvalhal.  Crystal Palace are 3.3, and Huddersfield Town 3.4.

In all 49 teams have played in the Premier League since it was rebranded in 1992. This means lots of mascots have ran the touchlines over the past 25 years or so, catching the audience’s attention.

Perhaps you can remember a few of them?  And how about those down the divisions in the football league?

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