From the 12th to the bottom-placed team, the Premier League relegation battle has gone down the wires and will sparkled with surprises in the coming days as the league winds down.
Notably, the line in the Premier League relegation battle has now been clearly drawn. After a minimum of 26 Premier League matches, a gulf of 11 points separates Aston Villa from Crystal Palace, marking the division between who is in the Premier League relegation battle and who is out.
List of teams trapped into the Premier League relegation battle
Coincidentally, the international break has begun. Relegation-trapped teams can now take a week break to restrategize and reinforce for a return to action.
It will be a blockbuster clash as the Premier League returns from the international break The relegation battle has now shaped up, plunging 12 teams into the war zone.
As things stand, teams facing relegation nightmare have now been narrowed down to;
Crystal Palace (12th with 27 points)
Wolves (13th with 27points)
Leeds (14th with 26 points)
Everton (15th with 26 points)
Nottingham Forest (16th with 26 points)
Leicester City (17th with 25 points)
West Ham (18th with 25 points)
Bournemouth (19th with 24 points)
Southampton (bottom with 23 points).
Premier League Relegation Battle: Who is more likely to go down?
Crystal Palace slumped into the relegation zone after 12 winless Premier League run. Patrick Vieira has been sacked after the dismal performance but they still lost their first match after Patrick Vieira’s exit to Arsenal.
However, they are relatively safe than other teams in the zone and may survive for next season.
Despite sitting on the relegation bomb on the 18th position, West Ham are one of the teams that will survive relegation based on permutations.
They are the only team that have played the least number of matches in the zone, and have two matches outstanding.
Just a win from one of the two matches can see them level on 27 points, the highest number of points garnered by teams in the Premier League relegation battle.
Southampton are more likely to be relegated. They have played the maximum number of matches and are rocked bottom with 23 points.
Teams that are on 27 matches trapped in the relegation battle are Leeds, Nottingham Forest, Leicester City, and Bournemouth while Wolves, Everton, Crystal Palace, and Southampton have played 28 matches.
Only West Ham have two outstanding matches, hence the Premier League relegation battle still bear elements of unpredictability.
None of the teams in the bottom 12 have won their last two games, but Southampton have secured points from Tottenham and Manchester United in their last four games. But their chances are still low despite the improved performance of recent.
Last season, Everton battled relegation and escaped on a knife edge under former manager Frank Lampard. They are dragged again in the relegation waters and may likely go down given their poor form.
Sean Dyche brought some hopes to the squad but the job is far from being done. Everton are inconsistent. Nottingham Forest have improved immensely under Steve Scooper but have stumbled in their recent fixtures.
Who do you think will survive relegation this season and who will be relegated?