Sizing Up the Premier League’s Relegation Scrap


Now that Liverpool has clinched the Premier League title, Champions League qualification and relegation are the most important matters yet to be decided in England’s top flight. Being sent down to the Championship will be especially crushing this year for clubs that are feeling the economic crunch caused by the coronavirus pandemic and will sorely miss the millions of pounds paid to Premier League teams each year as part of television rights deals.

There are five clubs with at least a 32% chance to be relegated and another that’s not fully out of the woods yet, according to FiveThirtyEight’s prediction model. Which ones may be left wishing that the English FA had followed France and the Netherlands’ example by canceling the season and suspending relegation? Let’s take a look at how each club is shaping up, in current table order.



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