Squeaky bum time is almost upon us!
If we take it as read that West Brom, try as they might, are almost certainly doomed and that Blackburn, Portsmouth, Stoke and Bolton are almost safe, that leaves us with four teams fighting for their Premier League lives so why not take a look with me at their upcoming fixtures as well analyse who has what it takes to keep their heads above the perforated line.
Sunderland 35 Points -17 GD
Hull City 34 Points -23 GD
Man United (h)
Newcastle United 31 Points -19 GD
Aston Villa (a)
Middlesbrough 31 Points -26 GD
Newcastle United (a)
Aston Villa (h)
West Ham (a)
So with these details to draw from it looks pretty much odds on that whoever loses the match between Newcastle and Boro is down, and if it ends a draw then both teams are in big big trouble! Looking at the final set of fixtures Alan Shearer has a decent shot at a great escape and if his side can manage 6 or 7 points then they could well beat the drop because i forsee Hull City not getting more than 3 more if they are lucky. Sunderland could well be drawn into matters and have three tricky matches.
Who do the fans think will join the Baggies in the Championship?