Much concentration might be at the top half of the table as teams battle for places in next season’s Champions and Europa leagues respectively. But the second half of the table is more important as teams fight to stay in the league next season.

No team has yet been confirmed to be relegated, but Norwich are rock bottom, having gathered just 21 points in 34 games, sure to be in the Championship next season.

West Ham and Watford are 16th and 17th respectively, above the drop zone with just three points ahead of Bournemouth and four more than Aston Villa who are 18th and 19 respectively.

West Ham will need to win three of their four fixtures to stay in the league as their opponents except man united are all behind them.

With West Ham’s remaining fixtures coming up against Watford, Norwich, Man United and Aston Villa, they will only have their highest test at Old Trafford when they visit United with the other three fixtures being against teams they are ahead of.

Watford on their own have a mountain to climb, having in-form Newcastle with Arsenal and Manchester city to play, with West Ham the most weaker side in their fixtures as all their opponents are above them.

Bournemouth having to face Leicester, Man City, Southampton and Everton in their remaining fixtures.

Aston Villa in 19th will have to play Crystal Palace, Everton, the bug one Arsenal and West Ham their follow strugglers.

From the above fixtures, it appears West Ham are most favourite to beat the drop as all their opponents except Man United are behind them on the table.

Watford, already out of the drop zone will need something from almost out of every game they play as Bournemouth and Aston Villa need a Miracle to survive the drop.


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