It is the final day of the 2015/2016 Premier League season. Leicester are already champions, no doubt about that. It is pretty much settled at the bottom as well with the trio of Aston Villa, Norwich and Newcastle all destined for the Championship. All that is left to fight for now in the Premier League is pride some serious bragging rights. Important to note as well that each position in the PL table is is worth £1.2 million in prize money.
Ever heard St Totteringham’s Day? It is a moveable celebration to mark the footballing equinox of when Tottenham can mathematically no longer catch Arsenal in the league table. In case you were wondering when it was fixed in 2016, it wasn’t! For the first time in 21 years, Spurs have the opportunity to finish above their local rivals Arsenal. With a better goal difference, all Spurs need really will be a single point against already relegated Newcastle. Should that happen, Arsenal’s pride would be wounded – their only consolation will be the fact that Spurs failed to beat Leicester to the title. That wound would never have healed. The Gunners would also be looking above their shoulders as City still have the chance of beating them to 3rd place.
Another London club with pride to play for is Chelsea. Former Champions, they have been reduced to humbled cubs this season. Very insipid football flowed under the bridge this season and as they host the new champions Leicester, only a win against former Blues manager Claudio Ranieri will do their pride any good.
Manchester United could still make a Champions League spot – all they require is for rivals City to lose at Swansea while beating visitors Bournemouth themselves. Interesting how the United rivals fell from battling for League supremacy to 4th place hassle.
Liverpool still have the mathematical chance of finishing in the Europa League places should West Ham lose and Southampton get a draw or less – Something Klopp and his boys would need should they fail to win the Europa League come Thursday
Fixtures – Sunday 15th May 2016
Arsenal v Aston Villa
Chelsea v Leicester
Everton v Norwich
Man Utd v Bournemouth
Newcastle v Tottenham
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Stoke v West Ham
Swansea v Man City
Watford v Sunderland
West Brom v Liverpool