The Premier League is won, but the season is far from over

Despite Liverpool already being crowned Premier League champions, the season is far from over with the race for a top four finish still ongoing and an interesting relegation battle which is getting tighter by the week.

The race for the top four

Liverpool will finish top of the Premier League and Manchester City should finish second, but third and fourth place, which brings with it, qualification for Champions League football next season, are still very much up for grabs.

Leicester City currently sit in third position, six points clear of fifth placed Manchester United, whilst Chelsea’s impressive 2-1 success over Man City recently, saw them cement their place in fourth and move to within a point of the Foxes. Both Leicester and Chelsea are odds on favourites to finish in the top four, but the Foxes have registered just one win from their last five games which has left them looking over their shoulders.

Chelsea certainly have the momentum, winning three in a row, and will be hard to catch, so Manchester United and Wolves, who are sixth, will have Leicester in their sights.

Can United or Wolves break into the top four?

Although United and Wolves are locked on the same number of points, both five points off the Champions League qualification spots, the bookies have the Red Devils at better odds to sneak into the top four by the end of the season. William Hill have United as a 13/10 chance, while Wolves odds are rated at 9/2.

Tottenham are nine points behind Chelsea and a rated at 16/1 to reach the top four, while two heavy defeats since lockdown has seen Sheffield United’s price drift out to 66/1.

The tight relegation battle

Norwich City are six points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League, and an immediate return to the Championship looks ever more likely. However, the four clubs above them, Aston Villa, Bournemouth, West Ham and Watford, are separated by just four points and it looks like two of these sides will fill the other relegation places.

Aston Villa and Bournemouth are the current favourites to join Norwich in the Championship this season, with William Hill offering 11/8 on West Ham to go down, while a resurgent Watford, who looked dead and buried before the New Year, are 5/2 in the market.

Brighton have moved six points clear of the drop, which has seen their relegation odds increase to 14/1.