Premier League relegation run-in: Remaining fixtures, key clashes and predicted finishes as six sides battle to stay up

The 2023/24 Premier League relegation battle is unlike any we have seen in recent times.

Everton and Nottingham Forest have been hit with points deductions by the league for breaking financial rules which has had major ramifications on the rest of the league.

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Forest have been dragged into the bottom three

The Toffees were initially handed a ten-point deduction, which on appeal, was eased to six. Forest have been docked four points.

This means there are six teams locked in a dogfight until the end.

Here, talkSPORT.com takes a look at the battle to avoid the drop.

The points deductions have created a close scenario at the bottom of the table

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The points deductions have created a close scenario at the bottom of the table

Brentford – 15th

It’s been a tough season for Brentford, and they aren’t safe yet.

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The Bees were deprived of Ivan Toney until January due to his ban for illegal betting on football, while they are one of the teams to have lost the most days to injury.

Bryan Mbeumo, Aaron Hickey, Kevin Schade and Rico Henry, all key players, have been absent for large chunks of the year.

In their remaining games, Thomas Frank’s men face none of the teams in the title race but must play Everton, Sheffield United and Luton.

In the end, they should be fine, but it’s still been a disappointing campaign for the Bees.

Predicted finish – 15th

Toney's return has increased Brentford's firepower

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Toney’s return has increased Brentford’s firepowerCredit: Getty

Brentford’s remaining fixtures

Brighton – H – April 3

Aston Villa – A – April 6

Sheffield United – H – April 13

Luton – A – April 20

Everton – A – April 27

Fulham – H – May 4

Bournemouth – A – May 11

Newcastle – H – May 19

Everton – 16th

In a normal Premier League season, the Toffees would only be nine points off that magic 40 mark.

But due to their financial woes, the team is still in trouble and are in bad form.

Sean Dyche’s men are now winless in 12 league games after winning four in a row earlier in the year.

And looking at their remaining fixtures, it’s probably a good job they picked up those points because the Toffees have to face Liverpool and Arsenal, as well as Burnley, Nottingham Forest, Luton and Sheffield United.

Those four are huge matches, and Everton must take at least seven points, which should be enough to seal safety.

Predicted finish – 17th

It's been another grim campaign on Merseyside for the Toffees

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It’s been another grim campaign on Merseyside for the ToffeesCredit: Getty

Everton’s remaining fixtures

Newcastle – A – April 2

Burnley – H – April 6

Chelsea – A – April 15

Nottingham Forest – H – April 20

Brentford – H – April 27

Luton – A – May 4

Sheffield United – H – May 11

Arsenal – A – May 19

Liverpool – H – N/A

Nottingham Forest – 17th

Even before the point deduction, Forest were struggling and decided to replace Steve Cooper with Nuno Espirito Santo.

The former Wolves boss hasn’t had the impact expected, and the Tricky Trees are in a spot of bother.

They’ve only won one of their last ten games, so a return to the Championship is starting to look possible.

In their remaining matches, they play Man City and Tottenham at the top end of the table and also face Everton, Sheffield United and Burnley.

It will be those games that decide their fate, barring any appeal on their point deduction.

Predicted finish – 18th

Nuno faces a battle to save Forest

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Nuno faces a battle to save ForestCredit: Getty

Nottingham Forest’s remaining fixtures

Fulham – H – April 2

Tottenham – A – April 8

Wolves – H – April 13

Everton – A – April 20

Manchester City – H – April 27

Sheffield United – A – May 4

Chelsea – H – May 11

Burnley – A – May 19

Luton – 18th

Despite being written off at the start of the season by everyone, Luton are in with a good chance of survival in their first-ever Premier League campaign.

The Hatters have been a breath of fresh air and have been extremely entertaining, scoring more goals than Manchester United and nearly twice as many as Sheffield United.

But Luton face some very tough games. They have to play Arsenal and Manchester City, while ties against Everton and Brentford are must-win.

Ultimately, the Hatters should just about have enough to stay in the Premier League.

Predicted finish – 16th

Ross Barkley has been excellent for Luton

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Ross Barkley has been excellent for LutonCredit: Getty

Luton’s remaining fixtures

Arsenal – A – April 3

Bournemouth – H – April 6

Manchester City – A – April 13

Brentford – H – April 20

Wolves – A – April 27

Everton – H – May 4

West Ham – A – May 11

Fulham – H – May 19

Burnley – 19th

For a team that demolished the Championship last year, a lot more was expected of Burnley.

However, the Clarets have proven to be naive and weak at the back.

Vincent Kompany’s ideas about the style of football he wants to play are right, but the players look unable to execute them, and relegation seems almost inevitable.

They are only four points away from safety but have some tough games coming up, including Tottenham and Man United, while clashes against Everton, Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest are huge.

There is probably just too much to do for Burnley this time.

Predicted finish – 19th

Kompany has only delivered four league wins all year

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Kompany has only delivered four league wins all yearCredit: Getty

Burnley’s remaining fixtures

Wolves – H – April 2

Everton – A – April 6

Brighton – H – April 13

Sheffield United – A – April 20

Manchester United – A – April 27

Newcastle – H – May 4

Tottenham – A – May 11

Nottingham Forest – H – May 19

Sheffield United – 20th

Unless things drastically change in the last games of the season, this Sheffield United team will go down as one of the worst the Premier League has ever seen.

The Blades have beaten Derby’s 2007/08 points tally of 11, but are currently seven points off safety and have conceded a ridiculous amount of goals.

Chris Wilder’s side have shipped 77 goals and have been thrashed numerous times this year.

They will fight until the bitter end, but they still have to play Liverpool, Man United and Tottenham.

The Blades made many mistakes in the summer, leading to what has been a shambolic campaign that is set to end with demotion to the Championship.

Predicted finish – 20th

Sheffield United just want this season over and done with

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Sheffield United just want this season over and done withCredit: Getty

Sheffield United’s remaining fixtures

Liverpool – A – April 4

Chelsea – H – April 7

Brentford – A – April 13

Burnley – H – April 20

Newcastle – A – April 27

Nottingham Forest – H – May 4

Everton – A – May 11

Tottenham – H – May 19

Man United – A – N/A



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