The Premier League is set to return on the 17th June and there are still five teams in with a chance of going down The Championship
After nearly three months of, the Premier League is starting up again on June 17th. For football fans all around the world and most clubs, this is a great outcome. However, for those clubs around the bottom, this isn’t so good.
With the rumours of the league being null and void, this would have suited those clubs struggling around the bottom. Getting relegated from the Premier League is estimated to cost clubs £50 million at least. This comes just from tv coverage. On top of this, they are likely to sell fewer tickets and sign less big name playing effecting shirt sales.
Relegation from the Premier League can really damage clubs. Portsmouth and Sunderland are just two examples of this. After having relegated they both found themselves in League One and in great financial difficulty.
Relegations Odds (Paddy Power)
Norwich – 1/12 (20th)
It looks likes it only going to be one year in the Premier League for the canaries. They are currently rock bottom of the Premier League on 21 points. They are six points from safety, and also have the worst goal difference in the league, of -27.
They have a tough run-in, with Chelsea and Arsenal to still play away and a trip to the Etihad on the last day of the season. However, in their favour, they still have to play Brighton and Aston Villa. These are must-win games and they will need Pukki to be at his very best to help them stay up.
Aston Villa – 4/11 (19th)
Looking like they’ll be joining Norwich in just one season in the top league is Aston Villa. They are four points clear of Norwich, with a game in hand which is against Sheffield United. The result of this one could be massive come to the end of the season as a win would take Villa to 16th, on level games.
Even though they could be out the bottom three very soon, it’s their fixture list that has them at 4/11. They have still to play Chelsea, Liverpool, Man United and Arsenal. Aston Villa are a big club with a great fan base and will be hoping to pull through in this last part of the season.
Bournemouth – 8/11 (18th)
The Cherries have been in the Premier League for the five years now, but it may be a step too many this season. They have struggled more than usual are currently on 27 points. Bournemouth though are only in the bottom three on goal difference, they are one worse than Watford.
Bournemouth’s squad could let them down. Players like Dominic Solanke haven’t really produced, especially after signing for £19 million. Bournemouth have still to play Man United, Spurs, Leicester and Man City. At least they aren’t the only side in the bottom three to have a tough run-in!
Watford – 23/10 (17th)
Just outside the bottom three by a goal are the hornets. They were one of the sides pushing to get the season null and void, we wonder why…
If Watford go down, it’ll be due to their start of the season. It took them until 8th November to get their first win, which was a 2-0 win over Norwich. Watford brought in Nigel Pearson in December and their form turned around.
With Leicester, Chelsea, City and Arsenal still to play, they will be hoping Pearson can refind this form and keep them up.
West Ham – 21/20 (16th)
The most established Premier League club out of the bottom five are West Ham. This season though hasn’t been one they’ll look back on with great memories. They started the season well, losing just one in their first seven but after that, it fell apart.
They have managed just two wins in 2020 and now a return to the Championship looks a real possibility. They will need some of their big signings to start pulling their weight! Their fixtures look slightly better, with United, Chelsea and Spurs to play, missing out the top two.