Norwich relegated from the Premier League, Watford and

Norwich City are the first to be relegated from the Premier League. Watford FC will soon follow. But who should go down third? Burnley celebrated a very important away win on Saturday and raised concerns at Everton FC.

Out of control: Burnley celebrate their late victory at Watford FC.
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Up, down, up, down – that’s what you call the elevator crew. Norwich City could not help but enter the league since Saturday. The 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa prematurely sealed the Canaries’ relegation. In the remaining four games, Dean Smith’s side, who took over as coach from Daniel Farke in November, can only try to increase the number of points compared to the 2019/20 season. At that time, Norwich were also relegated last with (as currently) 21 points. The last two relegations were then followed by an immediate re-emergence as Championship champions.

Watford FC under former manager Roy Hodgson has also been hard to save since Saturday. A home victory in the relegation duel against Burnley FC would have kept hopes alive – and the Hornets led 1-0 until the finals. But thanks to a late double strike from Cork (83rd) and Brownhill (86th), Burnley still drove the third league victory in a row at Vicarage Road and three all-important points in the relegation battle.

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With Watford trailing Savings Bank by twelve points after their eleventh (!) straight home defeat (with four games to go), Burnley even overtook Leeds United, who shared the same number of points, in 16th. place and now have five in the Premier League Points table ahead of Everton in 18th place.

Traditional club Liverpool have two more catch-up games to play, but they also have tough tasks ahead of them. Another defeat on Sunday at home to longtime Everton manager Frank Lampard’s club Chelsea would bring the Toffees one step closer to their first relegation in 71 years. Then the Premier League, founded in 1992, would lose a permanent member on its 30th anniversary.

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