Premier League race for survival: What Everton, Leeds and Leicester need to do to avoid relegation in tense final day


TWO teams are set for Premier League heartbreak this weekend as the relegation trapdoor rears its ugly head.

Everton, Leicester and Leeds will slug it out to avoid filling the last two spots and join Southampton in the Championship next season.

Leeds have called for Sam Allardyce to save them from relegation

All three have sacked managers this season after a truly dismal campaign.

One of them has their destiny in their own hands. But you would be a fool to rule out some final-day drama.

Here, Domoredosport runs through the permutations for each and delivers a prediction that will have some fans already welling up with tears.


It’s pretty simple for the Toffees – win and they are safe regardless of what Leeds and Leicester do.

A draw against Bournemouth makes things more complicated. It would mean goal difference comes into play should one of the other two, or both, win.

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Leicester have a six better goal difference of -18 compared to Everton’s -24. Leeds though are worse on -27.

TV Channel? Everton’s home clash against Bournemouth will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.

What time is kick-off? The crucial game will kick off at 4.30pm.

What’s the team news? The major worry for Sean Dyche is concerning Dominic Calvert-Lewin, whose injury battles are continuing.

Nathan Patterson is also up against the clock to make the game.

Seamus Coleman is definitely out, while Vitalii Mykolenko and Ben Godfrey are also serious injury doubts.

Jordan Pickford has been the only bright spark for dismal Everton this season


The Foxes simply have to win to stand a chance of survival.

They host West Ham, who may have one eye on their Europa Conference League final against Fiorentina.

And even with victory it still depends on what Everton do against Gary O’Neill’s Bournemouth.

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A draw is useless, as of course is defeat.

TV Channel: Dean Smith will lead his Foxes into battle and it will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League.

What time is kick-off? The crucial game will kick off at 4.30pm.

What’s the team news? Johnny Evans and Wilfried Ndid are facing a race against time to shake off injuries for the big game.

James Justin, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Ryan Bertrand are all out.

Leicester will be desperate for some Jamie Vardy magic this weekend


Sam Allardyce has been wheeled out to to inspire a survival mission in West Yorkshire – but it’s looking increasingly bleak.

But a home clash against a ropey Tottenham outfit is certainly a winnable one.

But like Leicester, even that would be in vain should Everton win.

The Whites have a worse goal difference by three compared to Everton, so if they win and Everton draw that would come into play.

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TV Channel: This crunch clash will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.

What time is kick-off? The crucial game will kick off at 4.30pm.

What’s the team news? Allardyce is seriously sweating over the fitness of strikers Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo.

They picked up injuries in the defeat to West Ham.

Luis Sinisterra and Tyler Adams are still out injured.

Jack Harrison is facing up to the prospect of Championship football next season


We are going to really go wild and say that ALL THREE teams will win this weekend.

But that will mean relegation for Leeds and Leicester.

Everton could even lose to Bournemouth and still survive if both Leicester and Leeds fail to win.

But Sean Dyche is a wily gaffer, and he will refuse to accept his team doing anything other than guaranteeing safety on their own terms.


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