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English Premier League predictions, fixtures and results: 23 May

EPL top four battle reaches climax on final day. It's the last round of English Premier League fixtures on Sunday.

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The curtain comes down on the English Premier League season on Sunday, with all eyes on the scramble for top four places and qualification for the Uefa Champions League.

Three into two won’t go as Chelsea, Liverpool and Leicester battle it out for third and fourth spot in the final EPL table, with the loser being squeezed into next season’s Europa League.

Liverpool have thrust themselves back into the top four race in recent weeks, with only Crystal Palace now standing in their way at Anfield.

It’s a reunion with former boss Roy Hodgson, who leads his team for the final time before heading off into retirement.

Chelsea will secure third place if they can seal a win away to Aston Villa, who are safe as houses in midtable at the end of an encouraging campaign.

Leicester, meanwhile, need a slip up from either the Reds or the Blues, as well as to beat Tottenham at the King Power Stadium.

It’s easier said than done for Brendan Rodgers’ side, with Spurs needing points of their own to ensure Europa League qualification through a top six finish.

Manchester United are certain to finish second as they go to midtable moochers Wolves, with Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turning his attention towards the Europa League final that follows against Villarreal.

Four straight victories have put Arsenal in with an outside chance of finishing seventh and making it into continental competition, with tricky Brighton the visitors to the Emirates Stadium.

Manchester City seem to have hit the metaphorical beach since reclaiming the Premier League title from Liverpool, which could give visiting Everton an opportunity to sneak into the top seven.

It’s West Ham who sit in pole position for sixth place at the London Stadium, as they host a Southampton side with precisely nothing to play for.

Across the capital, relegated Fulham wave goodbye to the EPL for the second time in three seasons against a Newcastle side that will be going round again thanks to an improved second half of the campaign.

Leeds have impressed on their top flight return and have one last chance to make a mark at Elland Road against doomed West Brom, who parted company with boss Sam Allardyce earlier in the week.

Rock bottom Sheffield United’s nightmare second season back in the Premier League is finally put out of its misery as they take on serial survivors Burnley at Bramall Lane.

English Premier League predictions for 23 May

Prediction methodology explainedThe expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team?s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.

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