What can be decided in the Premier League this week?

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The fight against relegation and the battle for Champions League places have yet to be decided in the Premier League.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at the issues that will be settled during the final week of the season.

Everton v Southampton – Premier League – Goodison Park
Anguish for Southampton manager Mark Hughes after his side were denied a vital victory at Everton by an injury-time equaliser (Peter Byrne/PA)

However, a draw at the Liberty Stadium would see West Brom’s fight for survival extended to the final day of the campaign when they would have to win at Crystal Palace as well as relying on defeats for Swansea, who host relegated Stoke, and Southampton, who host champions Manchester City. The Baggies would also require a four-goal swing with Saints.

A draw would leave Swansea needing to better Southampton’s result on Sunday as their goal difference is worse than that of Saints.

Should Swansea beat Southampton then they would still need a point against Stoke on Sunday to stay up.

Should Southampton win in Wales then that would almost guarantee their survival as their goal difference is already seven better than Swansea’s heading into Tuesday’s game.

As things stand, Huddersfield – in 16th place and three points ahead of Swansea and Southampton – still need two points to ensure they stay up and they travel to Chelsea on Tuesday before finishing off the season at home to Arsenal on Sunday. However, if there is a winner in the Swansea and Southampton clash then one point will be enough for the Terriers from their remaining two matches.

Chelsea v Liverpool – Premier League – Stamford Bridge
Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring Chelsea’s goal in their 1-0 win against Liverpool (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

That means that third-placed Liverpool still need a victory against Brighton at Anfield on the final day of the season to ensure a top-four finish, with their goal difference vastly superior to Chelsea’s.

Tottenham hold a two-point cushion over Chelsea and victory at home to Newcastle on Tuesday night would see Spurs overtake Liverpool. The north London side need four more points from their matches against Newcastle and Leicester to ensure they finish in the top four as, like Liverpool, their goal difference is far better than Chelsea’s.

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