How will the Premier League table look by Easter Monday?

We’re only a few weeks away from Easter – the time of year where the finishing line really is in sight for all 20 Premier League teams. How might the Premier League table look by Easter Monday? We look at the next run of games for each side…

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Liverpool's Dejan Lovren (right) fouls Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (left) during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

How will the Premier League table look by Easter Monday?

We’re only a few weeks away from Easter – the time of year where the finishing line really is in sight for all 20 Premier League teams.

How might the Premier League table look by Easter Monday?

We look at the next run of games for each side…

 

ARSENAL

Fixtures: Man Utd (h), Newcastle (h), Everton (a), Watford (a), Crystal Palace (h)
Projected points: 11

Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan (right) and Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Wembley Stadium, London.

 

Verdict: A favourable run on paper for Unai Emery’s side, who could take an advantage of a Utd side still punch-drunk from knocking out PSG. Away games could once again leave them unstuck, but 11 points would be a respectable return.

 

BOURNEMOUTH

Fixtures: Huddersfield (a), Newcastle (h), Leicester City (a), Burnley (h), Brighton (a), Fulham (h)
Projected points: 10
Verdict: Relegation has rarely looked a realistic worry for Eddie Howe’s side all season. A decent return could guide them towards a first ever Top 10 finish in the Premier League.

 

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

Fixtures: Crystal Palace (a), Southampton (h), Spurs (a), Bournemouth (h), Wolves (a)
Projected points: 6

Brighton’s Anthony Knockaert celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game

 

Verdict: Inch by inch, Brighton are edging their way towards safety but with Chris Hughton’s side finding away points hard to come by, much will rest on key home games against their South Coast rivals.

 

BURNLEY

Fixtures: Liverpool (a), Leicester City (h), Wolves (h), Bournemouth (a), Cardiff City (h)
Projected points: 7
Verdict: Slow and steady will win the race for a stubborn Clarets. With some winnable home games at Turf Moor, they should be hovering around the magical 40-point mark with room to spare after Easter Weekend.

 

CARDIFF CITY

Fixtures: West Ham (h), Chelsea (h), Man City (a), Burnley (a), Liverpool (h)
Projected points: 1

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock looks dejected on the touchline during the Premier League match at Molineux, Wolverhampton.

 

Verdict: A punishing five fixtures at just the wrong time for Neil Warnock’s struggling Bluebirds side. This weekend’s game against an inconsistent West Ham side looks their best chance for points.

 

CHELSEA

Fixtures: Wolves (h), Everton (a), Cardiff City (a), West Ham (h), Liverpool (a)
Projected points: 10
Verdict: The pressure is off Maurizio Sarri for now after a fantastic response from his side following Kepa’s antics at the EFL Cup final. A few potential banana skins here could throw the Blues off course again, but it’s not the worst run of games.

 

CRYSTAL PALACE

Fixtures: Brighton (h), Huddersfield (h), Newcastle (a), Man City (h), Arsenal (a)
Projected points: 7

Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley.

 

Verdict: One of the Premier League’s form teams now have three fixtures that could end any lingering worries about relegation. Expect Roy Hodgson’s side to be quietly booking their summer holidays by Easter even with a few hard games to end the next five-game spell.

 

EVERTON

Fixtures: Newcastle (a), Chelsea (h), West Ham (a), Arsenal (h), Fulham (a), Man Utd (h)
Projected points: 5
Verdict: There’s finally been some green shoots for Marco Silva in recent weeks after an underwhelming campaign, but it might not be a sweet Easter for the Toffees with some hard fixtures ahead.

 

FULHAM

Fixtures: Leicester City (a), Liverpool (h), Man City (a), Watford (a), Everton (h), Bournemouth (a)
Projected points: 1

Fulham’s Ryan Babel (centre) during the Premier League match at Craven Cottage, London.

 

Verdict: The fat lady has been warming her throat for some time at Craven Cottage, but may well burst into song this Easter with Scott Parker facing a nightmare run of games as he attempts to pull off the impossible. Expect Fulham to at least show some fight even if it’s in vain.

 

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

Fixtures: Bournemouth (h), West Ham (a), Crystal Palace (a), Leicester City (h), Spurs (a), Watford (h)
Projected points: 4
Verdict: The recent win against Wolves will give Jan Siewert at least some hope he can get a few extra points on the board to keep things respectable for the Terriers this season. Some unexpected victories are desperately required otherwise their relegation should be confirmed by the end of the Easter Weekend.

 

LEICESTER CITY

Fixtures: Fulham (h), Burnley (a), Bournemouth (h), Huddersfield (a), Newcastle (h), West Ham (a)
Projected points: 10

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford.

 

Verdict: With the Foxes stuck in Premier League no man’s land, Brendan Rodgers has the perfect opportunity to start stamping his authority on a side packed with young talent. Expect it to be a bumpy ride as he starts fine-tuning his squad for next season.

 

LIVERPOOL

Fixtures: Burnley (h), Fulham (a), Spurs (h), Southampton (a), Chelsea (h), Cardiff City (a)
Projected points: 16
Verdict: The Reds’ title hopes could all rest on whether the passionate Anfield crowd can lift them to six precious home points against ‘Big Six’ rivals Spurs and Chelsea. Maximum points from those games would really throw a marker down to the defending champions as both sides sprint for the finish.

 

MAN CITY

Fixtures: Watford (h), Fulham (a), Cardiff City (h), Crystal Palace (a), Spurs (h)
Projected points: 15

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (right) speaks to David Silva during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

 

Verdict: City are currently looking relentless in the quest to retain their title, and should still be top of the pile after the Easter break if they can edge out a Spurs side that look as if they will once again just fall short of a fully-fledged title challenge.

 

MAN UTD

Fixtures: Arsenal (a), Watford (h), Wolves (a), West Ham (h), Everton (a)
Projected points: 10
Verdict: An injury-hit squad and an unexpected Champions League quarter-final are potential stumbling blocks to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer guiding the Red Devils to a Top Four finish, but spirit and momentum alone should leave them with plenty to fight for come late April.

 

NEWCASTLE

Fixtures: Everton (h), Bournemouth (a), Arsenal (a), Crystal Palace (h), Leicester City (a), Southampton (h)
Projected points: 8

Newcastle United’s Miguel Almiron (centre) in action during the Premier League match at St James’ Park, Newcastle.

 

Verdict: Rafa Benitez guided the Magpies to a Top 10 finish last season after an impressive last few months of the campaign, and a similar story could be on the cards in 2018/19 with plenty of points opportunities here.

 

SOUTHAMPTON

Fixtures: Spurs (h), Brighton (a), Liverpool (h), Wolves (h), Newcastle (a)
Projected points: 4
Verdict: The Saints may be needing an Easter miracle with a fixture list that looks distinctively dicey, with the Brighton game already looking a massive six-pointer in the race for survival. A few extra unexpected points at St Mary’s against three strong opponents would be a massive fillip in their fight against relegation.

 

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Fixtures: Southampton (a), Liverpool (h), Brighton (h), Huddersfield (h), Man City (a)
Projected points: 10

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane scores his side’s first goal of the game from the penalty spot

 

Verdict: Maximum points here with wins against the top two could really re-ignite the title race, but recent form suggests a double figures return may well be a more realistic target to aim for, particularly with a few clubs waiting to pounce if Spurs suffer even more of a wobble after defeats at Chelsea and Burnley.

 

WATFORD

Fixtures: Man City (a), Man Utd (a), Fulham (h), Arsenal (h), Huddersfield (h)
Projected points: 7
Verdict: Can the Hornets close in on an unprecedented European adventure for the first time since 1983/84? It could be a close-run thing with three tough games running up to Easter. Much could depend on which Arsenal side show up at Vicarage Road after a double-bill for Javi Gracia’s side in Manchester.

 

WEST HAM UTD

Fixtures: Cardiff City (a), Huddersfield (h), Everton (h), Chelsea (a), Man Utd (a), Leicester City (h)
Projected points: 10

Likasz Fabianski of West Ham United pushes the ball clear during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: 27th February 2019. Picture credit: Andrew Yates/Sportimage via PA Images

Verdict: A mixed bag for the middle-of-the-road Hammers who should be happy with a better than middling return from this run of games that will go some way to helping them achieve a top half finish for the first time since 2015/16.

 

WOLVES

Fixtures: Chelsea (a), Burnley (a), Man Utd (h), Southampton (a), Brighton (h)
Projected points: 8
Verdict: It’s been a fantastic first season back in the Premier League for Wolves, but they continue to be one of the hardest teams to predict at this level, matching more glamorous opponents before tripping up unexpectedly just as they look like going on an extended winning run. Eight points from this set of games would take them over the 50-point mark – not bad with a few weeks of the season still remaining.

 

Our projected Easter Monday table

1) Man City – 86
2) Liverpool – 86
3) Tottenham Hotspur – 71
4) Arsenal – 68
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5) Man Utd – 68
6) Chelsea – 66
7) Wolves – 51
8) Watford – 50
9) West Ham – 49
10) Leicester City – 45
11) Bournemouth – 44
12) Everton – 42
13) Crystal Palace – 40
14) Newcastle – 39
15) Burnley – 37
16) Brighton – 36
17) Southampton – 31
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18) Cardiff City – 26
19) Huddersfield Town – 18
20) Fulham – 18

 

All image sources from PA Images

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