How is the Premier League relegation battle shaping up?
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How is the Premier League relegation battle shaping up?

Newcastle's 3-0 loss at Brighton on Saturday moved them back into the Premier League's relegation zone.

Futaa now looks at the other clubs scrambling to escape the trapdoor, with bottom two Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion looking bound for relegation.

Who is involved?

The race is almost done for Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion.

The Blades, who are 14 points adrift of safety, have never recovered from their worst start to a Premier League season (17 games without a win), while the Baggies, who are 10 points adrift, haven't done much better.

Fulham's hopes of leapfrogging Newcastle out of the bottom three were dashed when they lost to Leeds last weekend. The Magpies, however, were unable to take advantage of the opportunity and lost ground to relegation rivals Brighton.

Burnley and Southampton, each with 33 points, are not yet out of the relegation zone.

Who is safe?

Leeds, who are currently 11th in the table, were ecstatic after their win at Fulham on Friday, which lifted them to 39 points, 13 ahead of the Cottagers, with nine games remaining.

Crystal Palace (12th) and Wolves (13th) are 11 and nine points ahead of the bottom three, respectively, and can easily break the 40-point mark, requiring Fulham to win at least five of their remaining eight games to catch up.

This season's survival war seems to have been reduced to a seven-horse race.

What about each club's remaining games?

The run-in may be decisive for the five clubs clambering above as the bottom two prepare for life back in the Sky Bet Championship next season.

In their last nine games, Southampton will face five teams from the bottom half of the table, while Burnley will face the Saints, Newcastle, Fulham, and Sheffield United.

Brighton, who face Manchester United, Chelsea, West Ham, Manchester City, and Arsenal in their final nine games, have the most difficult schedule.

What about Newcastle and Fulham?

Newcastle, who are two points ahead of Fulham and have a game in hand, face a difficult final stretch. They must face top-six teams in four of their final nine games, as well as Liverpool and Arsenal.

Burnley, Sheffield United, and a potentially crucial trip to Fulham await the Magpies in their final match. Scott Parker's side has eight games remaining, including matches against London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea, as well as Manchester United, before facing Newcastle on the final day of the season.

Who will survive?

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