Champions League Qualification
Matches: Tottenham vs. Fulham, West Brom vs. Arsenal, and Everton vs. Newcastle
Outside of the top two, another race reaches its climax on Sunday. The prize: a money spinning spot in next season's UEFA Champions League.
In any given season, a maximum of four English teams are awarded a place in the Champions Leagueâ€”which usually means the champions, and the teams in second, third, and fourth place. In the case of this season, as it stands, those teams would be Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, and my beloved Tottenham.
However, if an English team wins the Champions League, that team would automatically qualify for the next year's competition as defending champions, replacing the Premier League's fourth placed team. With Chelsea due to play Bayern Munich in the Champions League final on May 19, finishing fourth in the EPL might not be enough for Arsenal (third place, 67 points), Tottenham (fourth place, 66 points) or Newcastle United (fifth place, 65 points).
All of which leaves us with a tense final day of the season with all three sides giving it everything to reach the security of third place, or face an even more uncomfortable wait to see the result on May 19.
Implications: A win for Arsenal and third place is theirs. Anything else and Tottenham or Newcastle could take their spot.