Newcastle United, Everton or Leeds: Who has the toughest Premier League fixtures in the battle to avoid relegation?

We are now approaching the business end of the 2021-22 Premier League season.

Most sides are now into their final 10 league matches of the campaign as they battle for the title, European places or for survival.

For Newcastle United, it has been a fight to avoid the drop since the start of the season. Although they now sit nine points clear of the bottom three with 10 games remaining, head coach Eddie Howe insists his side are still in a relegation battle.

And there are some tough fixtures to come.

We have looked at every side currently in the bottom half of the Premier League table to compare their final fixture run-in to end the season. As expected, some sides have tougher matches on paper than others, so we have ranked each club based on the average points per game of their remaining opponents.

Who will avoid the drop this season?

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