Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion find themselves at the wrong end of the Premier League relegation battle currently and seem destined for the inevitable drop this 2020-21 season. But there are four other clubs in the relegation battle who are battling hard till the end to secure another season in the top-flight of English football.
Here we’ll touch on all six clubs who find themselves in the scrap of a Premier League relegation battle.
It’s incredible how year after year Burnley under Sean Dyche continue maintaining their Premier League status despite limited resources. They are in a precarious position this time around and are not quite safe yet. They are 15th in the league currently. There’s a seven-point difference that separates them from the Premier League relegation spots and it seems enough for them to secure another season in the league.
The Clarets had a disappointing loss recently against Southampton but Sean Dyche would be quietly confident of the remaining fixtures in the season. From eight remaining games, they just have three matches against teams in the top half of the league. They should have enough to have another season in the top-flight.
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION
If you look at Brighton and Hove Albion’s expected goals record then you’d scratch your heads to understand how they find themselves in this survival battle. The Seagulls are currently in the sixteenth position.
They have a slightly tougher run-in than the others in this battle and could be dragged into the relegation spots if a few results go against them. They are a team that plays like a mid-table side but have been supremely unlucky throughout the season. Normally somewhere around 36 points seem good enough to ensure safety but this year the league has given a few pleasant surprises already so teams would be looking at 39 points mark for safety and Brighton seems well on course for achieving that.
It’s been seven matches since Newcastle United last won a Premier League match. Steve Bruce’s men showed plenty of character in their previous match against Tottenham Hotspur to come out with a draw. They are on 29 points from 30 games and are one place above the relegation spots.
They have conceded 50 goals so far in the season and that is way too much for a team looking for safety. The season finale at Craven Cottage against Fulham could be a showdown for this battle and would be pivotal for both teams.
Scott Parker has been hailed as the next big thing in football management and his team has shown why that is the case. They have lost the previous three matches in the league and that is a concern for Parker’s team. They have played one game more than their competitors with 26 points from 31 matches.
Matches against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Burnley, Southampton and Newcastle in the remaining seven matches would hold the key for them to ensure another season in the league.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Big Sam’s West Brom surprised the world with a brilliant win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. They were brilliant with their counter-attacking play and on point with their finishing. It seems all too late for the Baggies unfortunately and Big Sam’s impeccable record of always ensuring safety seems in danger.
They are eight points away from safety and it seems too big a gap to bridge at this stage. But it’s football and everything is possible especially after a positive result like they had against Chelsea.
Sheffield United seems to be the team that was most affected by the lack of supporters in the stadium to rally the team forward. It has been a disastrous season for the Blades and have now parted ways with their former inspirational manager Chris Wilder.
They don’t have the toughest run-in till the end but with 14 points from 30 matches, hopes for survival are pretty slender at the Yorkshire club.
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