With victories recorded by Aston Villa and Bournemouth on Sunday, the relegation battle in the English Premier League could be decided on the last day.
Although Norwich City is already down courtesy of the 4-0 loss suffered at home in the hands of West Ham on Saturday.
Villa returned to the top flight courtesy of a playoff win last season. Cherries have been having it good in the league before their recent struggle. Both clubs will be giving it the last fight this time around.
How does the Premier League table look like down there?
Norwich returned to the second tier after winning the Championship over twelve months ago. The Canaries were only able to gather 21 points from 35 games, scoring 26 goals and conceding 67 in the process.
Aston Villa that had given the top boys a run for their money left themselves down in the dying moments of the games they would have at least secure points. They are currently 19th with 30 points with a -27 goals difference.
Bournemouth occupies the last relegation place on the 18th. The Cherries looked to have regained their momentum against Tottenham after securing a point against Jose Mourinho’s men.
It’s looking like Eddie Howe has been able to work on the team’s psychology, and they responded with a 4-1 hammering of Champions League hopeful, Leicester City.
With Aston Villa also picking up a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, it’s sure going to be a dramatic end to this season’s Premier League.
In the same rounds of matches, Watford secured an important 2-1 win over Newcastle to move further away with just three points separating them and Bournemouth.
Before Sunday, it seemed like the door was shut and relegated teams have been confirmed. But that wasn’t going to be the case with Bournemouth and Aston Villa making strong statements with the wins. This is why football is an interesting sport with high emotions.
Both clubs will now be fighting tooth and nail to grind out results that will at least guarantee them of safety for another season.
With West Ham and Watford on both 34 points, the drama remains unending as little loss of concentration can be costly as Brighton looked to be safe with 36 but will be looking for an additional four that is an assuring number.
What happens on the last day? The drama is unending. That’s why we love football.