As we all know later today is the final day of the Premier League campaign. With most issues heading into gameweek 38, the race for fourth spot is the main focus in the top-flight.
Chelsea have managed to get themselves within two points of fourth-place Liverpool. The Blues have recorded four wins from their five Premier League matches to put themselves within touching distance of a jaded looking Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s side has understandably been distracted by their Champions League exploits. The potential of winning Europe’s biggest trophy has affected the Merseysiders recent form.
In fact, one victory from their last five matches in the league suggests that the players and management attention was not on the Premier League.
However, for the Merseysiders, the situation is relatively straightforward. All they have to do is avoid defeat against Brighton at Anfield to finish in the top-four of the Premier League.
Liverpool getting anything from the game would make Chelsea’s result at Newcastle meaningless, as the Reds have far superior goal difference to the former champions.
Chelsea have endured an inconsistent campaign under highly-rated Italian boss Antonio Conte, who won the top-flight title in his first campaign in the English game. However, reports suggest that Sunday’s visit to Newcastle may be his last in charge of the Blues.
At the other end of the table, Swansea City are in need of a footballing miracle on Sunday. The Swans take on relegated Stoke at the Liberty Stadium, while rivals Southampton host champions Manchester City at St Mary’s.
The two teams are level on points. However, once again goal difference could play a massive part in Southampton’s survival, as the Saints have a superior goal difference of nine.
Swansea have struggled for wins and goals all season, but even if they ground out a result in south Wales, it is unlikely to be enough to save them from suffering relegation.
Who will finish fourth in the Premier League?