Final Premier League table is predicted – this is where Newcastle United, Fulham and Brighton rank amid relegation battle

The battle for Premier League safety is gearing up for a tense finish – with Newcastle United right in the mix of it.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 5:01 pm
Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce is fighting to keep the club in the Premier League. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Steve Bruce’s side sit dangerously close to the relegation places as just two points separate them and 18th place Fulham.

With two wins in 19 and just three points collected from three very winnable games against Wolves, West Brom and Aston Villa, the Magpies really are the victims of their own downfall.

Indeed, defeat to relegation rivals Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday could begin to spell disaster.

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Pep Guardiola’s side are 14 points clear at the top of the table and it’d take a brave person to bet against them seeing it through.

There is a real sense of fear that United are in line for their third relegation under Mike Ashley’s deplorable 14-year tenure.

But do others share fans’ Championship nightmare? Scroll and click through our gallery as the final Premier League table is predicted:

Although the sight of their local neighbours lifting the Premier League title will pain them, second place guarantees a return to Champions League football for Man United.
A number of injuries have threatened to derail the Foxes but back-to-back wins in recent weeks have got Brendan Rodgers’ side back on track.
Thomas Tuchel is yet to taste defeat as Chelsea manager after replacing Frank Lampard in January - and their upturn in form has put them in the driving seat for the top four.
Jurgen Klopp’s side returned to winning ways against Wolves but it seems their struggles at Anfield will force the current champions to miss out on Champions League next term.
It’s not the top four but you get the feeling West Ham will take this, representing a remarkable turnaround from last season's relegation fight.
With Gareth Bale back to his best, Spurs look on top form, minus the 2-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday in the North London derby.
The Gunners are being tipped to miss out on a European spot, though that can be salvaged if they win Europa League.
A tad underwhelming for Everton given they sit five points off the top four but Carlo Ancelotti’s side do seem a little inconsistent, especially after home defeats to Burnley, Fulham and Newcastle this year.
A top-half finish would represent real progression for Villa after only retaining their Premier League status on the final day of last season.
48 points for Leeds? They’ll snap your hands off. Marcelo Bielsa’s side have become one of the most entertaining sides in the division and long may it continue.
Perhaps at the start of the season, a few would have contested this prediction but given how Wolves’ campaign has played out, it sounds just about right.
The Saints’ form of one win in 12 league games is threatening a late relegation scrap but Ralph Hasenhuttl is being tipped to turn it around.
A comfortable position for Palace, who face a gigantic summer with Roy Hodgson and a number of first team players out-of-contract.
Burnley’s win at Everton on Saturday eased fears of relegation, and they’re now being tipped to steer clear of the drop.
A questionably high points tally but Brighton fans won’t care. They’re being tipped for Premier League safety.
No one could have envisaged this a few months ago but here we are. Fulham are predicted to see their survival bid through. (Goal difference -17)
Two wins in 19. Accepting draws from games that are viewed as must-wins. There is momentum in the relegation battle - but it isn’t Newcastle United that has it. (Goal difference -25)
Sam Allardyce's record of never being relegated from the Premier League has been well-documented, but that looks set to finally come to an end.
The writing has been on the wall for the Blades for a while now, and that was before Chris Wilder left last week. (Data taken from FiveThirtyEight)