Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea: How can the Premier League title be won?

A look at what each team needs to happen in order to be top of the Premier League table come 5pm on Sunday

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There are now just four games involving the three sides in contention for the Premier League title remaining.

The reaction of the Liverpool players to their 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace suggested it might all be over - but it's not yet, and it won't be until Sunday at the earliest.

Here, we take a look at what each team needs to happen in order to win the title.


Remaining fixtures: Aston Villa (H) - Wed 7 May - 7.45pm, West Ham (H) - Sun 11 May - 3pm

The team in the driving seat. Following the draw for Liverpool and thanks to their much superior goal difference, four points from their final two games will be enough to be certain of winning the title, even if both Liverpool and Chelsea win on the final day of the season. Simple.

With Liverpool currently top - City must at least draw one of their remaining two games to have any chance of winning the league.

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Remaining fixture: Newcastle (H) - Sun 11 May - 3pm

Currently top of the table, should Liverpool beat Newcastle on the last day of the season, they will need Manchester City to lose one of their two remaining matches, or draw both of them.

If Liverpool draw against Newcastle, they will need City to do no better than draw one of their two remaining matches.

Defeat against Newcastle at Anfield would mean City needed just a point to usurp them, while Chelsea would also be able to get above them with a win over Cardiff on the final day.

Liverpool need other results to go their way



Remaining fixture: Cardiff (A) - Sun 11 May - 3pm

To have any chance of winning the title, Chelsea must win on the final day of the season against already relegated Cardiff.

However, any lingering hopes may have already been extinguished by the time they visit Wales. A win for Manchester City on Wednesday will make it impossible for Chelsea to catch them.

Mourinho is unlikely to be celebrating


Jose Mourinho would have to see his team win, plus City do no better than pick up a point from their final two games and Liverpool lose to Newcastle.