The 2021/22 Premier League season draws to a close on Sunday 22nd May 2022 with plenty of things left to fight for.
While Manchester City and Liverpool rank higher than the rest, there are still things to iron out on the final day and take a look at what the day has in store for?
Salah is once again vying for the award as he tops the assists list with 13. His main rival will come from fellow Liverpool teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold, who sits 12th with the likes of Jarrod Bowen, Mason Mount and Andy Robertson (all of them). 10) He might come back too far from the challenge to get the prize.
Man City’s Ederson and Liverpool’s Alisson are level on 20 clean sheets in the race for the Golden Glove, with the former looking to win the award for the third consecutive season.
Alisson won the award in 2018/19, and he hopes to move up with Ederson in two career awards, where he will join fellow countrymen, Petr Cech, Joe Hart and Pepe Reina as multiple winners of the league’s Golden Glove title.
While City still have the advantage of winning the title this season, nothing has been confirmed yet. Pep Guardiola’s side will face Aston Villa at the same time as second-placed Liverpool will face Wolverhampton.
It would be the fourth time City had entered a final day in need of a win to secure the title, and on each previous occasion, the club had finished the season as champions.
City would become champions with a win, while their superior goal difference (+72 compared to +66) means that if they lose points, Liverpool will still need to win their game against Wolverhampton if they are to claim the title.
The next game will be in the Champions League as rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in north London hope to get riches. Tottenham are in a strong position, and their strong goal difference means a draw with relegated Norwich will be enough to secure their place in the Champions League next season.
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Manchester United and West Ham are vying for a place in the top six, a position that will secure a place in next season’s Europa League.
David Moyes’ side will finish in the top six if they beat Brighton and United fail to beat Crystal Palace, as the Red Devils need to win to make sure of their place in the top six due to the smaller goal difference. Any team that finishes seventh will enter the Europa League next season.
Everton confirmed their place in the Premier League on Thursday with a victory over Crystal Palace and will enter their final day with some breathing space.
The battle to avoid relegation will now be between Burnley and Leeds, with one of them joining Watford and Norwich in the tournament next season. The two teams are equal on 35 points before the final matches but Burnley have a much better goal difference. However, they will play renewed Newcastle United on the day Leeds face Brentford.
Mohamed Salah leads the charts but is only one difference ahead of Heung-min’s son, Tottenham Hotspur. The South Korean player scored 10 goals in his last nine matches with Tottenham, moving to 21 goals in the league.
Al-Masry missed Liverpool’s victory over Southampton in the middle of the week and may miss Wolverhampton. Should he win the award, Son could become the first Asian player to win the Golden Boot in the Premier League, while also joining an exclusive list of players who have done so without scoring a single penalty kick.