The Premier League will draw curtains on a frantic yet entertaining 2020-21 campaign as all games of matchweek 38 will be played on Sunday, with European football qualification on the line.
With Manchester City winning the title and the relegations already decided, the agenda of the final schedule of the English top-flight league is the fate of the top-four race and places for the European competitions for the next season.
One point separates Chelsea, Leicester City and Liverpool in the top four. Chelsea are third with 67 points, ahead of the other two, who are on 66 points.
The top four will play in the UEFA Champions League next season, while the fifth-place team will earn UEFA Europa League qualification.
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea travel to Aston Villa knowing a win will secure a third-place finish. The Blues aim to register their fourth away win at Villa Park in the Premier League, having done so between 1995 and 1999.
FA Cup champions Leicester City will take on a struggling Tottenham Hotspur in a make-or-break tie for both teams. The Foxes, on one hand, need to avoid a defeat to secure UCL football next term.
However, Leicester needs to stop Harry Kane, who on seven goals, aims to break the record for most goals on the final day of a Premier League campaign. Andrew Cole (9) and Les Ferdinand (9) jointly hold the record.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have endured a frustrating campaign in the EPL 2020-21 season, which resulted in them surrendering their Premier League crown to Manchester City. However, the Merseysiders can finish ahead of Leicester City if they win against Crystal Palace and maintain a better goal difference than Jamie Vardy and Co.
The remaining fixtures see Manchester United visit Molineux Stadium in Nuno Espirito Santo’s final game as Wolves boss. Should Man United avoid defeat, it will be the third time a Premier League team remained unbeaten away from home across an entire season, after Arsenal (2001/02 and 2003/04).
West Ham, who have largely improved under David Moyes this season, needs a point from their home tie against Southampton to secure a top-six finish. It will be the second instance the Hammers have done so, having finished fifth in 1998/99 under Harry Redknapp.
Premier League matchweek 38 schedule, fixtures and India match times
All times are in India Standard Time (IST)
|Day and Date||Match||Time|
|Sunday, May 23||Arsenal vs Brighton||8:30 PM IST|
|Sunday, May 23||Aston Villa vs Chelsea||8:30 PM IST|
|Sunday, May 23||Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur||8:30 PM IST|
|Sunday, May 23||Liverpool vs Crystal Palace||8:30 PM IST|
|Sunday, May 23||Manchester City vs Everton||8:30 PM IST|
|Sunday, May 23||West Ham vs Southampton||8:30 PM IST|
|Sunday, May 23||Wolves vs Manchester United||8:30 PM IST|
Where to watch Premier League live in India?
The live telecast of Premier League will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD, Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2 HD TV channels in India. All games begin at 8:30 PM IST on Sunday.
Live streaming of the Premier League in India will be on Disney+ Hotstar.
You can tune into SportsAdda for all the Premier League live scores.
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