Premier League 2021-22: Decoding the relegation battle
The Premier League 2021-22 season is entering its business end and the fight for survival is intensifying. Several teams are in a relegation fight and things could go down the wire. Teams in the relegation battle need to show the desired amount of intensity, besides getting key results. In this article, we decode the relegation battle that has built up this season.
- At least five teams are likely candidates who are seriously in the drop zone.
- Norwich City, Watford, Everton, Burnley, and Leeds United are all facing a tough road ahead.
- 15th-placed Brentford are likely to find their way to safety.
- Newcastle United, who were struggling, are unbeaten in nine games.
- They have pulled up their socks of late and could end on a high.
Having played 28 PL matches, Norwich City have been struggling big time. They are bottom of the pile, having amassed 17 points. They have four wins, four draws, and 19 losses. Norwich have lost five successive games and are winless in six. The Canaries have some stern tests on offer in the remaining set of games and it's likely they could be heading down.
Leeds United are 16th at the. moment but are in a spot of bother. Having sacked Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds' fortunes haven't changed one bit. They have suffered six successive losses, conceding 31 goals in this run. Overall, Leeds have conceded a league high 64 goals this season. Leeds have five wins, eight draws, and 15 losses this season. They have collected 23 points.
19th-placed Watford are struggling and could be demoted to the Championship. Watford have five wins, four draws, and 19 losses. They have collected 19 points from 28 matches. It looks difficult for them to keep their heads high, having lost six of the last 10 games. With matches left to be played against Liverpool, Manchester City, and Chelsea left, Watford could be relegated.
Everton (22 points) will be aiming to survive under Frank Lampard, who took over the club recently. The Toffees haven't played well, losing four of the last five games, including three in succession. The 5-0 defeat against Tottenham was a huge blow. Everton have difficult set of matches left. Burnley (21 points) are also in the mix but could survive, having played 26 games.