The battle for Premier League relegation reached its climax on Sunday, with three clubs still scraping for life in the top leagues.
Everton, Leicester and Leeds will join already relegated Southampton in next season’s Skybet Championship on a dramatic final day.
Here, the PA considers what each club needs to do to avoid a dip.
“It’s in us to take care of ourselves and that’s what we try to do.”
fully focused on #Eve Bow this weekend.
— Everton (@Everton) May 23, 2023
oppose: bournemouth (h)
Goal difference: -twenty four
For the Toffee family, the equation is simple. No matter what happens elsewhere, a win will end their fear. Anything less can be fatal.
If Leicester wins with a draw, Leeds may jump over on goal difference, and Leeds may also make a big comeback on goal difference with a victory of 3 points or more.
But if the Foxes and Leeds both fail to win, Everton will be safe to lose.
oppose: West Ham (h)
Goal difference: -18
Winning is the only option for Dean Smith and his men, but it may not be enough.
Leicester also need Everton not to win. A loss to the Toffees would keep them on points, while a draw with Goodison would put City in danger on goal difference.
oppose: Tottenham (h)
Goal difference: -27
Like the Foxes, Leeds have to win, but it’s no surprise that Everton and Leicester still haven’t.
If Everton draw, they need three clear goals to come back.
At the same time, Sam Allardyce’s side will need to pull off an insane goal swing to overtake Leicester if they manage to beat West Ham – they go into a bad nine of the weekend. -.