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Which teams will be relegated from Premier League?

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Barring a miraculous finish to the season in the West Midlands, West Bromwich Albion is headed back to the Championship.

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Stoke City and Southampton need a lot of help to avoid their fates, too, in what was once an incredible logjam in the race to avoid the drop.

How can relief come to the Potters and Saints? Well, to get alliterative: Winning in Wales. Both sides face Carlos Carvalhal‘s Swansea City, whose five-point advantage on both could shrink with consecutive matches against Man City and Chelsea before Bournemouth and the aforementioned battlers.

Huddersfield is seven points clear but has a rough run-in, facing Man City, Chelsea, and Arsenal over the final eight days of the season. We’ll include them, but the Terriers’ desperation could be enough against at least one of those sides: Only Arsenal could have their European qualification in jeopardy if Burnley stays hot and Atletico Madrid knocks the Gunners out of the Europa League.

Crystal Palace (34 points) and West Ham (35) could still be dragged into the fray by losing out and seeing Stoke, Saints, or Swans get hot, but the focus should be on those teams in 17th, 18th, and 19th as of post time.

Let’s take a look at the run-ins for the teams still without solid footing for the 2018-19 Premier League season.

Stoke City — 28 points, four matches left, minus-33 GD
Sunday – vs. Burnley
April 28 – at Liverpool
May 5 – vs. Crystal Palace
May 13 – at Swansea City

Southampton28 points, five matches left, minus-20 GD
Thursday – at Leicester City
April 28 – vs. Bournemouth
May 5 – at Everton
May 8 – at Swansea City
May 13 – vs. Manchester City

Swansea City 33 points, five matches left, minus-19 GD
April 22 – at Manchester City
April 28 – vs. Chelsea
May 5 – at Bournemouth
May 8 – vs. Southampton
May 13 – vs. Stoke City

Huddersfield Town — 35 points, four matches left, minus-27 GD
April 28 – vs. Everton
May 6 – at Man City
May 9 – at Chelsea
May 13 – vs. Arsenal

Saints perhaps have the most hope, and will likely be ahead of Swans on goal differential and two points behind if it can win a derby versus Bournemouth. It would then have to win at Swans, hope Stoke does the same, and minimize damage at the hands of a Man City side playing out the string at a what would be a raucous St. Mary’s.

Premier League relegation percentages revealed

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There is no doubt about it, the past few days have been pivotal in the Premier League’s relegation battle.

With Southampton blowing a 2-0 lead against Chelsea to lose 3-2 late on, Stoke coughing up a late goal at West Ham to draw 1-1 and the likes of Crystal Palace and Huddersfield grabbing huge wins, the dynamic of the relegation scrap changed dramatically.

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The guys over at Euro Club Index have released their odds of relegation from the Premier League and it is looking bleak for West Brom (despite their incredible win at Manchester United on Sunday), Stoke and Southampton.

With five games to go for Saints and four for both Stoke and West Brom, time is running out for the trio to save themselves as the Baggies could be relegated as soon as this weekend.

Below is a look at the exact percentage chances of relegation for eight teams who remain in danger.

Just look at Crystal Palace and West Ham who have dragged themselves out of danger, but also, keep an eye on Brighton in the next few weeks as the tough games come thick and fast for the Seagulls.

There seems like there is one more twist left in the tale of the relegation battle and fans of West Brom, Stoke and Southampton certainly hope so…

Analyzing Premier League relegation battle

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It’s okay. You can come out from hiding behind your sofa. For now…

Fans of up to eight teams in the Premier League are still having sleepless nights as their clubs battle against relegation heading into the final weeks of the season.

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In the video above we break down the situation for West Brom, Stoke City, Southampton, Crystal Palace, Huddersfield Town and Swansea City, while the likes of West Ham United and Brighton & Hove Albion aren’t out of danger just yet.

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Below is a look at the remaining schedule for those eight aforementioned teams, with West Brom the only team who seem truly doomed to the drop to the second-tier (the Baggies can be relegated this weekend if they lost at Man United and Swansea, Huddersfield and Crystal Palace all win) while time is running out for both Stoke and Southampton.

West Brom (20th place, 21 points)
Man United (A)
Liverpool (H)
Newcastle (A)
Tottenham (H)
Crystal Palace (A)

Stoke City (19th place, 27 points)
West Ham (A)
Burnley (H)
Liverpool (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Swansea City (A)

Southampton (18th place, 28 points)
Chelsea (H)
Leicester City (A)
Bournemouth (H)
Everton (A)
Swansea City (A)
Man City (H)

Crystal Palace (17th place, 31 points)
Brighton (H)
Watford (A)
Leicester City (H)
Stoke City (A)
West Brom (H)

Huddersfield Town (16th place, 32 points)
Watford (H)
Everton (H)
Man City (A)
Chelsea (A)
Arsenal (H)

Swansea City (15th place, 32 points)
Everton (H)
Man City (A)
Chelsea (H)
Bournemouth (A)
Southampton (H)
Stoke City (H)

West Ham United (14th place, 34 points)
Stoke City (H)
Arsenal (A)
Man City (H)
Leicester City (A)
Man United (H)
Everton (H)

Brighton & Hove Albion (13th place, 35 points)
Crystal Palace (A)
Tottenham (H)
Burnley (A)
Man United (H)
Man City (A)
Liverpool (A)

Brighton 1-1 Huddersfield Town: 10-man Terriers hold

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  • Propper sent off
  • March scores early
  • Mounie takes Brighton gift

Steve Mounie scored an equalizer but Huddersfield Town could not take advantage of 10-man Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

Solly March scored early for Brighton before Davy Propper was sent off en route to a point that has them seven points clear of the drop.

Huddersfield’s point has them four clear of 18th place Southampton.

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Propper’s miserable day started when he missed a first-minute break, played through on goal within 20 minutes but firing wide of Jonas Lossl‘s goal.

And Lossl stopped a 1-2 between Jose Izquierdo and Glenn Murray which put the Colombian in on goal inside of 15 minutes.

Solly March put Brighton ahead with a low bounding shot that Lossl slapped off the goal post and just over the line.

Standout Brighton defender Shane Duffy handed the score line back to Huddersfield, playing to his keeper than instead went to Mounie for 1-1.

Propper was sent off for a sliding studs-up tackle on Jonathan Hogg, piling into the Terrier’s ankle with just over a quarter hour to play.

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Newcastle United 1-0 Huddersfield: Dominant Magpies break through

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  • Magpies miss myriad chances before Perez finishes late
  • Town remains in relegation trouble
  • Magpies’ third-straight home shutout

Ayoze Perez’s late goal sent Newcastle United seven points clear of the drop zone with a 1-0 win over visiting Huddersfield Town at St. James’ Park on Saturday.

Town is just three points clear of the drop after the win, with David Wagner‘s men outclassed aside from a late push.

Chelsea loanee Kenedy now has two goals and two assists in seven matches for Rafa Benitez.

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Town’s Aaron Mooy gave away a dangerous set piece and picked up a yellow card for a two-footed takedown of Ayoze Perez, and Newcastle presided over a 25-yard free kick just left of center. Jonjo Shelvey‘s effort was partially blocked by the wall.

The Magpies were buzzing, with Dwight Gayle having a bicycle kick blocked and Shelvey just missing the far post with his rebound bid.

Jonas Lossl slid to deny Matt Ritchie in the 16th minute, the visitors alive despite the early frenzy.

Shelvey used a quick free start to send Gayle 1v1 with Lossl, but the English striker’s cheeky chip was wayward. And Gayle lifted a DeAndre Yedlin cross over the bar in the 33rd. Messy.

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There was more Newcastle as the second half began, and the hard-tackling Magpies had the Terriers on the ground a few times over the first five minutes.

Newcastle was finally rewarded, with substitutes Christian Atsu and Islam Slimani (on debut) making an impact. Perez found Atsu on the right, and Slimani challenged Lossl for the cross before the ball fell to Kenedy. The Brazilian squared the ball to Perez for the finish.

Slimani won an 85th minute free kick, and Shelvey rocketed it over the bar.