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Three teams remain to fight it out for Premier League survival as the final day of the 2017-18 season edges ever nearer. Southampton’s win at Swansea saw them take a giant leap towards survival, and dragged Huddersfield right into the thick of the action.
Tuesday night’s result confirmed West Brom’s relegation alongside Stoke, leaving one of those three teams to join them in next season’s Championship.
Here is a look at the permutations… Southampton Position: 16th Points: 36 Goal difference: -18 Fixtures: Manchester City (H) How they can stay up: It’s all in their hands.
With a plus nine superior goal difference over Swansea, Southampton must simply avoid a heavy defeat at home to Manchester City, providing Carlos Carvalhal’s side beat Stoke at the Liberty Stadium on the final day.
How they can go down: A heavy defeat by Manchester City at St Mary’s that would wipe out their superior goal difference, allied with Swansea beating Stoke.
Huddersfield Position: 17th Points: 36 Goal difference: -29 Fixtures: Chelsea (A), Arsenal (H) How they can stay up: With two games left to play the Terriers need one point to go four clear of Swansea, who only have Stoke left to play. Huddersfield go to Chelsea last night before hosting Arsenal on the final day.
Even if they lose both games they will survive if the Swans fail to beat Stoke on Sunday. How they can go down: Fail to take a point from either Chelsea or Arsenal and they will go down if Swansea beat Stoke due to the Swans’ superior goal difference.
Swansea Position: 18th Points: 33 Goal difference: -27 Fixtures: Stoke (H) How they can stay up: They must beat Stoke and hope other results go their way, with either Huddersfield losing their final two games or Southampton falling to a heavy defeat against Manchester City.
How they can go down: Failure to beat Stoke at home will relegate Swansea to the Championship. But even a victory won’t guarantee their survival.
If Huddersfield pick up just one point from their final two games Swansea will be down. Even a win by 10 goals over Stoke will relegate the Swans if Southampton avoid defeat by Manchester City. -DAILYMAIL