City's supreme offense is still taking time for gel away from the Etihad. But recent signs are good for Pellegrini's men.

Premier League scenarios ahead of “Championship Sunday”

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One more game to change your fate.

Heading into Championship Sunday, we know that Manchester City just need a win at home against West Ham United to seal their second Premier League title in three seasons. Liverpool will be hoping City slip up and if Brendan Rodgers’ side beat Newcastle at home, then they will be crowned PL champions.

MORE: PL TV schedule for “Championship Sunday”

It has gone down to the final 90 minutes of the season to decide who will win this title, as the drama is almost over for another season.

If you are struggling with the numbers and have goal difference, points and other permutations whizzing through your head, below our PL research team has kindly put together a guide on exactly what is left to play for on the final day. Check it out.

Title Race

Assuming Manchester City maintain their far superior ‘goal difference’ advantage over Liverpool (+13 better goal difference)

  • Manchester City will win the title if they win or draw v. West Ham
  • Liverpool will win the title if they win v. Newcastle and Manchester City lose v. West Ham

Europa League

  • Tottenham will qualify for the Europa League unless they lose v. Aston Villa and Manchester United win at Southampton
  • If Tottenham lose and Manchester United win, both teams will finish level on 66 points but Manchester United has the edge on ‘goal difference’


  • Fulham and Cardiff are guaranteed to be relegated
  • Norwich are ‘virtually’ guaranteed relegation due to their vastly inferior ‘goal difference’ to West Brom
  • Even if Norwich beat Arsenal and West Brom lose to Stoke City, both Norwich and West Brom will finish on 36 points, Norwich’s goal difference (-32) is 17 goals worse than West Brom’s (-15)

Klopp’s Liverpool squad enthusiasm: “Everything is there”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09:  Jurgen Klopp is unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool FC during a press conference at Anfield on October 9, 2015 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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It isn’t Dortmund, but that’s a good thing for Liverpool.

Our own Joe Prince-Wright was on the scene for Jurgen Klopp’s unveiling as the latest Reds manager, and the 48-year-old German had a lot to say.

Perhaps most poignant for Liverpool fans are Klopp’s words on the talent he inherits from Brendan Rodgers. Sure there are quips that will hit the headlines, but how about Klopp’s assertion that success shouldn’t take nearly as long as his dramatic work at BVB.

From JPW on Merseyside:

“We did in Dortmund what we had to do, to improve the players, to work for a common idea of play. That is what we did and its the same thing we want to do here. They are not the same players of course,” Klopp told NBC Sports ProSoccerTalk. “These players from Liverpool are better, more experienced in some ways and younger in other cases. Everything is okay, I am here. I am not here only because LFC was calling. I believe in the potential of this team. Four or five strikers you can work with when they are not injured, midfielders is really good, defenders experienced and very young, goalkeeper is really good. Everything is there.”

Everything. A powerful word and one that doesn’t get lost in translation. Liverpool has a batch of world class talent, and Klopp’s is anxious to organize it in world class fashion. Strap in, Anfield.

CONCACAF Cup preview: Ultimate guide to USMNT vs Mexico

Beasley, and other US veterans, have been asked to take the young guys under their wing.
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So here we go: the biggest rivalry in U.S. Soccer, the one that sends fans racing for the stadia for a glimpse of history.

It’s the U.S. and Mexico for the right to go to the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, and it will play out at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night.

National pride is on the line, and national jobs may rightly be in jeopardy. Let’s swing through our coverage, and what’s at stake in just over 24 hours time.

The Battles

Who is the key to Saturday’s match? Is it Michael Bradley? Fabian Johnson? Andres Guardado? Will Klinsmann opt for players with Liga MX experience, stay Euro Heavy, or appease the domestic set? Read more here.

The XI

So how will Klinsmann line ’em up? JPW has his preference, some options, and a prediction of what the manager will do.

The history

What are the chances this one finds its way into the upper echelon of matches in the Mexico/U.S. rivalry? This is the company it could join.

Klinsmann’s future

The folks in the anti-Klinsmann brigade seethe with pure detestation of the USMNT boss. Any quote from him is self-serving and dishonest, any success accidental. Beat Germany or the Netherlands in friendlies on the road? Coincidental and Unimportant. Lose a friendly to Brazil? The worst thing ever.

[ MORE: The case for firing Klinsmann after a loss ]

So this match, being meaningful and testing his unbeaten mark vs Mexico, is going to be a clarion call for U.S. Soccer fans. Barring a cataclysmic loss in horrific blowout fashion, he won’t be canned. But a win will be validation for his supporters while a loss would cue a genuine hot seat. And for his detractors, already foaming at the mouth from the words of icon Landon Donovan? Kablammo.