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The final day: Who can overtake us?

So the final day is upon us and our loss to Tottenham as well as Leicester's win over Arsenal last night means we can't finish any higher than our current position of tenth. Of course, the important thing is that we are safe, but who can deny us a top half finish should we drop points against Chelsea?

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace are one of three points level on points with us and their goal difference is only one worse than our's (and they've scored more goals). They're also unbeaten in five games but despite the fact they host an already relegated West Brom side, the Baggies are also in good form since sacking Alan Pardew so hopefully they do us one last favour before heading to the Championship and ensure Palace fail to better our result (then again, if we get the same results but Palace win by more goals or we lose by more, they will finish above us).

AFC Bournemouth

Bournemouth are also on 41 points but their form isn't quite as good as Palace's and their goal difference is five worse than ours. Like Palace, they have a dead rubber game but it will tricky for them as they travel to a Burnley side, who's fans will most likely be in party mood as the Clarets have qualified for the Europa League.


Watford are the lowest ranked team with 41 points and realistically, will need to better our result on Sunday to finish above us as their goal difference is eight worse than our's. The Hornets travel to Old Trafford so that's very unlikely.

Brighton & Hove Albion

Like us, Brighton could have a say in who clinches the final top four place as they travel to Anfield and whilst Reds fans will be hoping we get something against Chelsea, a very unlikely loss (especially as Jurgen Klopp's side won 5-1 at Brighton in December) for the Champions League finalists against Chris Hughton's outfit would mean they'd finish above us unless we beat Chelsea. A draw for the Seagulls would only be enough to overtake us if we lost by five or six goals, which seems very unlikely with our defence.

West Ham United

West Ham's draw against Man Utd tonight keeps their hopes of overtaking us alive but due to having a goal difference eleven worse than our's, they'll have to beat their (and our) former manager Sam Allardyce's Everton, which is doable considering the Toffees fans are frustrated with him (no surprise, obviously) and hope that we get beat off Chelsea.

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