Chelsea are this season’s Premier League champions and will receive the trophy on Sunday
By talkSPORT – @talkSPORT
Friday, May 19, 2017
The final day of the Premier League season, cue the tears, is nearly upon us.
But while we know the champions and bottom three, there are still issues to be decided.
Read on to see what you should be keeping an eye out for this weekend.
The battle for the Golden Boot has gone to the wire this season, with Harry Kane’s four goals in Tottenham’s win over Leicester City on Thursday seeing him leapfrog Romelu Lukaku to go top.
Kane, Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez will be desperate to get their hands on the award. With Spurs facing relegated Hull in their final game, and Arsenal hosting Everton, Kane is the clear favourite.
With the one game remaining, two goalkeepers could be co-awarded the clean sheet award: Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois and Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris.
Lloris’ blunder in the 6-1 win over Leicester mid-week means Courtois would take the prize, as it stands. But should the Chelsea goalkeeper concede against Sunderland and Lloris keep a clean sheet in Tottenham’s clash with Hull City, the Golden Glove would be shared between the pair.
Top four battle
The league’s top four will be decided on the final day of the season. Chelsea and Tottenham are confirmed to finish first and second, leaving Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal to battle for third and fourth.
The Gunners are the outsiders in fifth, two points behind City and one behind Liverpool. It’s out of their hands, so they must take three points off Everton and hope City and Liverpool, as unlikely as it is, to drop points against Watford and Middlesbrough.
There’s much more than silverware, European qualification spots and pride to be played for in the Premier League.
As the table above illustrates there is prize money to be had in each position (even those in the bottom three). Plenty of places are still up for grabs and club chiefs will demand their side remains focused on achieving the highest possible position.
Chelsea’s trophy presentation
Chelsea may have wrapped up the title last Friday with the win over West Bromwich Albion, but they have had to wait to get their hands on the trophy.
The Blues’ trophy presentation will take place at Stamford Bridge following the conclusion of their clash with Sunderland on Sunday evening, with captain John Terry, who is leaving his boyhood club in the summer, to lift his fifth title.
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