Manchester City only needs one win this Sunday at home against Aston Villa, that will have Emiliano Buendía, to become champion of the Premier League; while Liverpool, located one point, awaits a setback from the leader to take over the title, on the last date of the contest.
Everything is given for you Pep Guardiola’s City become English champions for the eighth time and retain the titlesince by beating Aston Villa at the Ettihad Stadium -which will not have goalkeeper Emiliano “Dibu” Martínez due to an injury– will partly forget the disappointment of not reaching the Champions League final.
The ten matches of the last date will be played this Sunday from 12 and not only will the champion be defined, it will also be determined a place in the next Champions between Tottenham and Arsenal, and the third relegation between Burnley and Leeds, accompanying Watford and Norwich to the Championship League (second division).
The Liverpool of the German Jürgen Klopp -with his mind set on the Champions League final, on May 28 in Paris against Real Madrid- will need a win against Wolverhampton and a defeat or a draw for City to reach his 20th title.
A clear sign that Klopp thinks a lot about Madrid is that The top scorer of the tournament, the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, will not start; Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk and Brazilian midfielder Fabinhoall three with muscle discomfort.
Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea are already qualified for the next Champions League, but there is a place to define between Tottenham -which visits relegated Norwich- and Arsenal, which will be local against Evertonwhich escaped from the loss of category last date with an epic victory against Crystal Palace.
If Tottenham -with defender Cristian “Cuti” Romero- wins, they will qualify; and if it draws, it depends on Arsenal’s resultalthough he has a huge advantage if they are equal on points by having a goal balance of +24 against +9 in case of parity.
Whoever does not qualify will accompany Manchester United to the Europa League, while Manuel Lanzini’s West Ham qualified for the Conference League.
Finally, the third relegation will be defined between Burnley (which receives Federico Fernández’s Newcastle) and Leeds (which will visit Brentford). If Burnley and Leeds repeat the result, the former will be saved from relegation due to the balance in favor; The team that had Marcelo Bielsa as its coach for much of the tournament will only serve to win and not let Burnley do it, or draw and lose their rival.
The date will be completed with Brighton-West Ham, Chelsea-Watford, Crystal Palace-Manchester United and Leicester-Southampton, who play to meet.
Main positions: Manchester City 90 points; Liverpool 89; Chelsea 71; Tottenham Hotspur 68; Armory 66.