Premier League Relegation 2014
This entry was posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Going Down Like a Child on a Slide
Whilst there has been much oooing and aaahing about the “best ever” title race (a law has recently been passed in Parliament demanding the phrase ‘twists and turns’ be inserted into any relevant conversation,) the battle at the bottom is pretty fascinating too.
And whilst it may be thrilling up top, nobody could argue that it has been high calibre. One-man Liverpool, apathetic City and a Chelsea team who got well and truly schooled in Europe last night. Whereas one could easily argue that the bottom has never been this good. Sunderland have won at Chelsea, Villa won at Arsenal to name just two ‘shocks’ of many this season. Either way, three must now go, to be replaced by next season’s strugglers Leicester and Burnley + AN Other. But who goes?
Both Cardiff and Norwich Cities have a maximum of one win left in their tank. Neither will beat title-chasing Chelsea (with the league now assured to go to the final day), but Norwich could defeat an FA-Cup-prioritising, already-secured-4th-placed Arsenal, whilst everyone wins at Newcastle right now. Except Newcastle of course. Both still look doomed.
What of Fulham? Well their fate will be decided at Stoke City this weekend, home of former Cottagers manager Mark Hughes, who left in a rather acrimonious manner a few years back. But should Fulham win, that drags in Villa and West Brom, who at 10.5 and 34 respectively, certainly represent the value.