Premier League Previews: All Matchday 38 games ahead of final-day drama

Everything you need to know about the weekend's Premier League fixtures, with every televised match available to watch on BT TV.

Published: 20 May 2022 - 1.44pm

The Premier League has reached the final day of the season with the title, European places and relegation still to be decided.

Remember, you can watch every televised Premier League game this weekend via BT TV, the only place to catch every second of the action from England's top flight.

Read on for previews and match reports plus live stream and channel information to watch every televised match on Sunday.

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Norwich vs Tottenham, KO 4pm

The final Champions League place is set to be determined on the final day as Tottenham look to seal their spot in Europe's top club competition for next term in Norfolk.

Antonio Conte's men have stolen the initiative from rivals Arsenal's by winning the north London derby last week and beating Burnley on Sunday, coupled with The Gunners' defeat at Newcastle.

It means Tottenham realistically require just a point at Carrow Road to be assured of a top-four spot for 2021/22 and, on paper as least, it's the easiest away trip they could ask for.

Relegated Norwich are rock-bottom of the table with only 22 points and seven Premier League wins all campaign plus nothing but pride to play for heading into Sunday's clash.

Norwich have won only one of their previous nine meetings with Tottenham and have conceded at least twice in each of their last five games against Sunday's opponents.

It makes grim reading for Norwich supporters and over in the red half of north London, who will be praying for a miracle from Dean Smith's side at Carrow Road.

Tottenham's strike partnership of Heung-min Son and Harry Kane are as potent as ever recently too with eight goals between them in their last four matches.

A further goal from either of those two should spell Champions League football for Tottenham next term against a Norwich side who've scored two or more goals on just five occasions this season.

Brentford vs Leeds, KO 4pm on NOW via BT TV

Leeds could see their two-year spell in the Premier League come to an end if they fail to get a result at Brentford on the final day.

It’s a straight shoot-out between the Whites and Burnley to avoid relegation after Everton secured their top-flight status in the most dramatic of fashion on Thursday.

Jesse Marsch’s side, without a win in seven, are level on points with Burnley but have a far inferior goal difference and must better the Clarets’ result to stay up.

They face a tough test on Sunday away at a Brentford side who have exceeded expectations in their maiden Premier League season and been invigorated by the arrival of Christian Eriksen in January.

The Bees are 11th in the table and could theoretically finish in the top half if results go their way on Sunday.

Thomas Frank’s side have won their last two games and there is no love lost between the two clubs after the Dane suggested Leeds should fear coming to Griffin Park when both were battling for promotion from the Championship in 2020.

Leeds will be without the suspended Luke Ayling and Dan James for the trip to London, with senior players Stuart Dallas and Adam Forshaw also absent.

“I knew I was getting into the fire,” said Marsch ahead of one of the biggest games in Leeds’ recent history. Can they pull of a remarkable escape on a thrilling final day showdown?

Jesse Marsch’s Leeds need to better Burnley’s result to stay up

Brighton vs West Ham, KO 4pm

After the emotion of last weekend's clash with Manchester City, in which long-serving captain Mark Noble played his final game for The Hammers, West Ham finish their Premier League campaign with a trip to the south coast to take on an in-form Brighton team.

The east Londoners have enjoyed another impressive campaign under David Moyes having reached the Europa League semi-finals and they can secure football in the same competition with a win coupled with defeat for Manchester United against Crystal Palace.

At the moment Moyes side are guaranteed Europa Conference League football but with Man United's form so patchy, West Ham will be hopeful of upgrading to the second level of European competition.

The problem is opponents Brighton are by no means on the beach. Graham Potter's men are finishing the season on a high with just one defeat in their previous eight games. 

That run includes a 4-0 thumping of Man United, a 3-0 victory over Wolves and wins over Arsenal and Tottenham and has seen them reach 10th in the Premier League table.

What's more is they boast an impressive record against Sunday's opponents. The Seagulls are unbeaten in all nine of their Premier League meetings with West Ham with three wins and six draws.

Key to the upturn in form has been Danny Welbeck's return to goalscoring form. The former Man United and Arsenal striker has netted twice in four appearances including a simply brilliant solo run-and-finish to give Brighton the lead against Leeds last time out.

He's netted four times against West Ham in his career and would love to finish the campaign on a high with a fifth career striker against the team from the capital.

Liverpool vs Wolves, KO 4pm on NOW via BT TV

Just as they did in 2019, Liverpool host Wolves on the final game of the season needing to better Manchester City's result elsewhere if they are to supplant Pep Guardiola's side at the top of the Premier League table.

On that instance, Sadio Mane's double secured a routine home victory over the visitors but Man City's win at Brighton was enough to see them over the line.

This time Guardiola's men are hosting Aston Villa, a side managed by none other than former Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard who will no doubt have plenty of motivation for the visit of Man City.

Liverpool had to come from behind on Tuesday night to beat Southampton but did so through Takumi Minamino and Joel Matip's strikes as they secured a 2-1 win at St Mary's to keep the title race alive.

Jurgen Klopp's side claimed the FA Cup on Sunday to add to the Carabao Cup they won earlier in the season and are in with a genuine shout of the quadruple with a Champions League final against Real Madrid looming on Saturday 28 May. 

And the German coach will be desperate to ensure Liverpool make Man City work for a fourth league title in five seasons by taking care of business against a Wolves side who drew 1-1 with relegated Norwich last time out.

Bruno Lage's men, after flirting briefly with the European places, have slumped disappointingly down the table and have not one in six Premier League matches.

Goal-shy Wanderers could become the third side to finish in the top eight of the Premier League with fewer than 40 goals as they enter Sunday's clash with a paltry total of 37.

Klopp’s Liverpool could still win the Premier League on the final day

Leicester vs Southampton, KO 4pm

Ninth plays fifteenth when Leicester welcome Southampton to the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

In one of the few games with nothing major riding on it on the final day, the Foxes will be desperate to finish a sub-par season with a win that could see them finish eighth.

Leicester have won two of their last three league matches and earned an impressive 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Thursday.

James Maddison, named the club’s player of the season earlier this week, took his goal tally to 11 with his goal at Stamford Bridge, but the Foxes had to settle for a draw when the hosts hit back soon after.

“I think to finish eighth with everything that has gone against us this season, my assessment is the players have done really well,” said manager Brendan Rodgers.

It was a familiar story for opponents Southampton on Tuesday after they squandered a lead again to lose to title-chasing Liverpool.

The Saints have dropped 29 points from winning positions in this season, more than any other side since Spurs 14 years ago.

Their season has tailed off disappointingly and manager Ralph Hasenhüttl will be looking for financial backing from benefactor Dragan Solak over the summer to refresh his squad.

“We have a lot of things to do in the summer,” said the Austrian who hasn’t seen his side win since mid-April.

Manchester City vs Aston Villa - KO 4pm on NOW via BT TV

Man City will be champions for the fourth time in five seasons if they beat Aston Villa on Sunday.

The only way for City to realistically relinquish the title on the final day is if they drop points and Liverpool beat Wolves at Anfield.

Pep Guardiola’s side have had a week to prepare for the decider and they received a major injury boost with the surprise news that both Kyle Walker and John Stones have returned to training this week.

Villa, by contrast, played on against relegation-threatened Burnley on Thursday and have a very quick turnaround ahead of Sunday.

In a notable subplot, Villa are managed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard who famously never won the league as a player, and also have former Red Phillipe Coutinho in their ranks.

City have won nine of their last 10 league games against Villa, including their last six in a row and are big favourites to continue their imperious run against the Villans on Sunday.

“You have to fight until the end,” said Guardiola, who is on the brink of winning his fourth Premier League title. “The big privilege is that it is at home and it is in our hands.

“We won't look at anyone else - we'll just try and win our game. I'm pretty sure the Etihad Stadium will be full, and they'll be supporting us.”

On what promises to be a dramatic final day, for City the equation is clear: win and the title is theirs.

Kevin de Bruyne has been in superb form as Man City close in on the title

Burnley vs Newcastle, KO 4pm

Burnley’s Premier League fate is in their hands ahead of a momentous final day clash with Newcastle.

They are in 17th and are only out of the bottom three on goal difference but will stay up if they match Leeds’ result at Brentford.

A battling 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on Thursday saw them climb out of the relegation zone with just one game to play, but they face a tough test against a resurgent Newcastle side on Sunday.

Burnley are in their sixth season in the top flight and have enjoyed an upturn in form since the surprise sacking of Sean Dyche in April.

They were four points adrift when he departed and interim boss Mike Jackson has had an immediate impact at Turf Moor.

“We’re at home, it is in our hands, but we know that there is a lot of hard work to go, 90 more minutes of work to achieve what we want to,” he said ahead of the decisive final day.

Opponents Newcastle were themselves in relegation trouble before Eddie Howe and a raft of January reinforcements helped them finish comfortably mid-table.

They were brilliant last time out against Arsenal and are looking to finish an encouraging season on a high.

Chelsea vs Watford, KO 4pm

Chelsea all but secured third in the Premier League after a 1-1 draw against Leicester on Thursday.

The Blues are three points clear of Tottenham in third with a superior goal difference of 18.

Thomas Tuchel’s side, who agonisingly lost on penalties in the finals of both domestic cup competitions to Liverpool this season, looked sluggish against the Foxes but had several chances to win the game in a much-improved second period.

Attention turns to the future after Sunday’s game against relegated Watford and the issue of the club’s ownership in what will be a hugely important summer.

With several key players also potentially departing, they are entering a period of flux after a season that promised so much ended ultimately in frustration.

They have never lost in seven home league games against Watford, scoring at least twice in each game and should end the season with a victory.

Roy Hodgson’s arrival didn’t have the anticipated impact at Vicarage Road and the Hornets could finish bottom of the table if results go against them on Sunday.

They have cause for optimism though with ambitious young manager Rob Edwards taking over in the summer.

Chelsea have all but sealed third place ahead of a huge summer for the club

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United, KO 4pm

Incoming manager Erik ten Hag will attend Man Utd’s final game of a miserable season against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Interim boss Ralf Rangnick will bow out at Selhurst Park, but still has work to do to secure Europa League football next season.

A point should seal sixth and a place in Europe’s secondary club competition, although a defeat could see them fall into the Europa Conference League.

It’s been a dismal campaign for Utd who could finish a remarkable 35 points behind rivals and possible champions Man City come close of play on Sunday.

Luke Shaw, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford have all trained this week and are in contention to return. Paul Pogba is set to miss out through injury and has probably played his last game for the club.

13th-placed Palace have enjoyed a satisfactory season under Patrick Vieira. They could finish as high as 10th or as low as 15th depending on results on the final day.

They squandered a two-goal lead at Everton on Thursday and the FA are investigating an incident that appeared to show Vieira kick out at an Everton fan who ran on the pitch at full-time.

The Eagles have never lost when playing the final game of a top-flight season at home and will be looking to end a promising campaign with a win.

For Utd, trying to avoid the ignominy of the Europa Conference League is an indictment of a wretched season.

Arsenal vs Everton, KO 4pm

Frank Lampard described keeping Everton in the Premier League as “one of the greatest moments of his footballing life and career” after their epic comeback against Crystal Palace.

The fight for survival was looking certain to go to the final day when they were trailing by two goals at half time, but a breathless second-half comeback preserved their top-flight status for a 69th year.

“I thought I might cry [at full time], I thought I might jump out of my body. Nobody can question the celebrations at the end,” said a euphoric Lampard.

They now travel to London free from threat of relegation that has haunted them for most of a turbulent season.

Arsenal are the opponents and Mikel Arteta’s side still have a slim chance of finishing in the top four despite relinquishing their advantage in the race for the Champions League.

The Gunners were in pole position, but they lost their last two matches to hand the initiative to north London rivals Tottenham.

They realistically need Spurs to lose and already relegated Norwich and beat Everton to usurp their great rivals due to their vastly inferior goal difference.

Arsenal have lost their past three league matches against Everton and have looked a shadow of the team that put them in top-four contention earlier in the season.