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The fight for Premier League survival reaches its climax on Sunday with three clubs still scrapping for their top-flight lives.
Two of Everton, Leicester and Leeds will join already-relegated Southampton in the Sky Bet Championship next season on what is set to be a dramatic final day of the campaign.
Here, the PA news agency takes a look at what each club needs to happen if they are to avoid the drop.
Opposition: Bournemouth (h)
Goal difference: -24
The equation is simple for the Toffees: win and their fears are over regardless of what happens elsewhere. Anything less could prove fatal.
A draw would open the door for Leicester to leapfrog them on goal difference with a win, while Leeds could also overhaul them on goals scored with victory by three or more.
However, Everton would be safe even in defeat if both the Foxes and Leeds failed to win.
Opposition: West Ham (h)
Goal difference: -18
Victory is the only option for Dean Smith’s men and even then, it might not prove enough.
Leicester also need Everton not to win – defeat for the Toffees would keep them up by a point, while a draw at Goodison would edge City to safety on goal difference.
Opposition: Tottenham (h)
Goal difference: -27
Like the Foxes, Leeds must win and even then, they would have to keep their fingers crossed that both Everton and Leicester did not.
In the event that Everton drew, they would need to make up three clear goals to leapfrog them.
At the same time, Sam Allardyce’s men would have to achieve an improbable goal swing – they head into the weekend nine worse off – to edge past Leicester if they managed to beat West Ham.
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