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No let up for Newcastle by their opponents
Sunday sees one of the biggest ties in Newcastle United’s recent history as they look to desperately salvage their Premier League status with a last day win over West Ham United.  Newcastle have allowed themselves to be dragged into a last gasp relegation battle after a string of woeful results that hasn’t seen them claim three points since their 1-0 win over Aston Villa back in February. Currently two points off of safety, Newcastle will be going head to head with 18th placed Hull City who need a win to avoid the drop. Newcastle need only a draw to survive, if Hull City avoid a crucial victory, but West Ham manager Allardyce, formerly of The Magpies, will be relishing the opportunity to get one over the chairman that once sacked him. BF

United in no mood for Hull gift
Hull City’s last day tie against Manchester United on paper would seem to be a mis-match at any other point in the season, although many believe the Red Devils have already achieved their season target by securing a Champions League spot and are therefore more likely to take their foot off the gas against Hull. Van Gaal’s side are still in the mathematical race to avoid the dreaded qualification stage at Europe’s elite cup competition – three points behind third placed Arsenal and looking to maintain their momentum into next season, United will be hoping to avoid a last day loss so as to avoid a further gap between themselves and the top three and in the blind hope of an Arsenal loss and a seven-goal swing in their favour. Hull need a win to secure their Premier League status but are sure to find it as difficult at this seemingly non-important point of the season as they will have in the early, more dramatic phases. BF

Burnley departing with honour
It’s been the briefest of stays in the Premier League for Burnley, but there will be few who have and will criticise this hard-working side that are ultimately being relegated due to lack of ability and depth rather than – as is almost certainly the case with whoever will join them – poor attitude. Goals remain a problem for The Clarets, with just two in their last 12 games, but they travel to Aston Villa on the final day against a side that will have more than one eye on their FA Cup Final with Arsenal next week. With the home side mindful of an injury, and Tim Sherwood perhaps going as far as resting a few players, there is a great opportunity for Sean Dyche’s team to finish the campaign on a high with a well-earned win. JW

More boos for Raheem
Following a messy week in the press, thanks mostly to his agent, it seems almost certain that Raheem Sterling will be departing Liverpool this summer. The winger was booed at the club’s recent awards night when he picked Young Player of the Year, and we imagine there will be a similarly hostile reception from travelling Reds fans at Stoke City on the final day. Starting him at the Britannia for what could be a Liverpool farewell may actually overshadow that of Steven Gerrard, so there is every chance that Brendan Rodgers may consider leaving Sterling out of the team. With fifth place and the guaranteed Europa League qualification spot still at risk of being lost, however, he may not have a choice. JW

Plenty of smiles and goals in dead rubbers
Barring the final relegation spot and who gets the automatic Europa League place, there is very little elsewhere to play for among the rest of the Premier League on the final day. At most, we’re talking the increased financial incentive of finishing higher up the table, but that may not necessarily play on the minds of players who can’t wait to jet off on their holidays. Expect a friendly, family atmosphere across the divisions in these matches with little at stake, and with the shackles off there should be a lot of goals scored on Sunday afternoon. JW 

Words by Joe Walker and Ben Fawcett