The big questions behind the relegation battle

It’s all about Premier League survival with these crucial live games

The struggle to avoid the dreaded drop is the focus of two huge days of action on Sky Sports Premier League

From Saturday 21 April, 11.30am, Sky Sports Premier League/HD (CH 512/502)

If you think the teams fighting for a top-four finish are under pressure, spare a thought for the sides staring relegation right in its ugly mug.
 

Some of the clubs dancing with danger are on Sky Sports across two upcoming days of critical action – and they head into these games knowing that any kind of slip-up could be fatal to their survival chances.

Prepare for bitten nails, pounding hearts and sweating on an industrial scale, as we cast our eye over the live games you can watch. Plus head to the bottom of the page to discover a link to our comprehensive fixtures generator…

 

Can Moyes produce a miracle?

Arsenal v West Ham United, Sunday 22 April, 1pm, Sky Sports Premier League/HD (CH 512/502)

There’s been a slight recent improvement in results – but David Moyes still needs a win. Guide his West Ham team to a surprise victory at Arsenal and the manager will be carried triumphantly back to East London on the Hammers fans’ shoulders. Lose and… well, it’s probably best he sits at the back of the team bus.

 

Are the Swans ready to fly?

Manchester City v Swansea City, Sunday 22 April, 4pm, Sky Sports Premier League/HD (CH 512/502)

Swansea City are much, much closer to survival than they were at Christmas, when they sat bottom of the table, but another season of manager Carlos Carvalhal’s delightfully bizarre interviews isn’t confirmed just yet. Up next for the Swans is a trip to champions Manchester City, and if they think Pep Guardiola will allow his players to take their foot off the gas they can think again. Nuh-uh. Ain’t gonna happen.

 

Can the Baggies finish with a flourish?

West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool, Saturday 21 April, 11.30am, Sky Sports Premier League/HD (CH 512/502)

Adios. Adieu. Ta-ta now. We’re as sure as we can be at this stage that West Bromwich Albion will spend next season in the Sky Bet Championship, but which players will still be with the club? Now is the time for squad members to show they’re committed to the cause. Alternatively, if a transfer is what you want, turning up to training in Bermuda shorts and sandals usually does the trick.

 

Will Rafa’s revolution continue?

Everton v Newcastle United, Monday 23 April, 7pm, Sky Sports Premier League/HD (CH 512/502)

From off-field turmoil to chronic inconsistency on the pitch, Newcastle United is a club with drama built firmly into its DNA. However, as much as the neutral onlooker might enjoy watching the chaos unfold at St James’ Park, it looks as if the good ship Toon is heading for calmer waters. A home win against Arsenal steered Rafa Benitez’s boys past the 40-point mark that usually means Premier League survival, but a win over Everton would secure it. 

 

Want to find all your team’s future fixtures?

Head to our fixtures generator by clicking in the banner below.

 

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