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Premier League final day: What is still to be decided?

Premier League final day: What is still to be decided?
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The final weekend of the prolonged campaign has a lot on the line for some clubs.

There is plenty riding on the final weekend of the strangest season in Premier League history.

Ahead of the top-flight's belated conclusion, the PA news agency looks at five of the main talking points.

Who will beat the drop?

Hayden Mullins, Eddie Howe and Dean Smith are all fighting relegation (PA)

With Norwich long gone, Sunday will see two clubs joining them in the Sky Bet Championship. Aston Villa start the day with their head just above water, but they are level on 34 points with 18th-placed Watford and just one goal better off. Dean Smith's Villa head to now safe West Ham, while caretaker boss Hayden Mullins leads the Hornets to FA Cup finalists Arsenal. Bournemouth start the day in 19th and have the biggest mountain to climb. Eddie Howe's side are three points worse off than both relegation rivals and head to Everton needing victory along with defeats for both other clubs.

Who will qualify for the Champions League?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Frank Lampard and Brendan Rodgers know one of them will lose out in the fight to ensure qualification for next season's Champions League (PA)

Manchester United have endured a topsy-turvy season but may have just timed their run to perfection. Wednesday's 1-1 draw with West Ham underwhelmed but saw them break into the Champions League places for the first time since September. United start the day third, level on 63 points with fourth-placed Chelsea. Leicester dropped to fifth in midweek but are just a point behind both their top-four rivals – and host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. United need to avoid defeat to seal a top-four spot, while Chelsea will look to wrap up their place with at least a point against Wolves.

Who will be in next season's Europa League?

Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo are looking for Europa League qualification (PA)

Whoever misses out in the top-four race will be in Europa League action next season, while sixth spot is also guaranteed a place in the competition. If Chelsea win the FA Cup final against Arsenal, then seventh will be enough for a spot as well. Wolves travel to Stamford Bridge in sixth and will rubberstamp that position with victory. Tottenham, a point worse off, head to Crystal Palace looking to usurp Nuno Espirito Santo's side but know they cannot finish lower than seventh.

Who will win the golden boot?

Jamie Vardy and Danny Ings are the frontrunners for the Golden Boot (PA)

Jamie Vardy heads into the final weekend of the season in pole position for the Golden Boot, having scored 23 goals for Leicester this season. The former England international has a tougher-looking fixture than closest rival Danny Ings, who is two goals shy of that tally ahead of Southampton's home encounter with Sheffield United. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on 20 for the campaign, while Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford are on 19 apiece.

Who will win the golden glove?

Nick Pope and Ederson Moraes are both on 15 clean sheets heading into the final weekend (PA)

Nick Pope and Ederson Moraes are vying to end the season as the goalkeeper with the most clean sheets, having both managed 15 heading into the final day of the Premier League. Pope has been increasing the pressure on England number one Jordan Pickford with his displays for Burnley and will look to keep another clean sheet when Brighton visit Turf Moor. As for impressive Ederson, the Manchester City goalkeeper faces long-relegated Norwich.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLiverpool38323385335299
2Manchester CityMan City392739106357184
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd381812866363066
4Chelsea392061369571266
5Leicester CityLeicester381881267412662
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs3816111161471459
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves381514951401159
8Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd391512124239357
9Arsenal381414105648856
10Burnley38159144350-754
11Southampton38157165160-952
12Everton381310154456-1249
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle381111163858-2044
14Crystal Palace381110173150-1943
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914153954-1541
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham38109194962-1339
17Aston Villa3898214167-2635
RBournemouth3897224065-2534
RWatford39810213668-3234
RNorwich CityNorwich3856272675-4921

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