Previewing the final gameweek of the 2022-23 Premier League season

Manchester Evening News' Daniel Brown previews the final game week of the 2022/23 season

An image of the outside of Goodison Park
An outside view of Goodison Park (Everton). Picture. Luke Poulton-Hyde.

This weekend awaits the final game week of the 2022-23 Premier League season, with Manchester City already crowned as champions. The relegation battle is perfectly poised with Everton, Leeds United and Leicester City fighting for survival.

With Manchester City, Arsenal and Newcastle United already qualifying for next season’s Champions League, only Manchester United and Liverpool can grab the final spot.

Erik ten Hag’s men only need one point in their remaining two games to secure a top four spot, with an important game at home to Chelsea on Thursday night.


A reporter who worked for Manchester Evening News this season, Daniel Brown, has followed United’s season in depth and shared his thoughts on their campaign:

“Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro have been huge signings for United, they have been crucial in allowing the team to perform to their maximum potential.

“It is clear to see that Ten Haag is building a strong team for the future, while also sticking to his own philosophy and coaching principles.”

Manchester City have once again won the Premier League title for the third time running and are still in the hunt for achieving an historic treble.

Erling Haaland has broke the goal scoring record this season, with the most goals scored in a single Premier League season, with 36 goals in 34 appearances.

He will be looking to make the season even more special with an FA Cup and Champions League final upcoming.

The relegation battle has came down to the wire, with Sam Allardyce, Sean Dyche and Dean Smith all hoping for a special performance.

Leeds United host Tottenham Hotspur which will be a tough test, so they will be hoping for their passionate fans to provide a twelfth man.

If they can gain all three points and results go their way, then ‘Big Sam’ will be earning a well deserved bonus payment.

Leicester City host West Ham United and will need their star players to step up, including the recent England squad member James Maddison. Sat on 31 points, which is the same as Leeds, the Foxes need a victory to stand any chance of surviving.

An image of the King Power Stadium
An in-stadium view the of King Power stadium (Leicester City). Picture: Luke Poulton-Hyde

Finally, Everton play at their beloved Goodison Park where they will face Bournemouth. The Toffees remain the favourites out of these three clubs to keep their record of never being relegated from the top flight.

The star men of these clubs fighting relegation will be on the lookout for new clubs if relegated, which puts even more pressure on the sides to grind out a result.

One thing for sure is that we are in store for a captivating all-day Sunday session of football this weekend, with two clubs set to follow Southampton down to the Sky Bet Championship.