West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has reiterated the club’s desire to keep hold of Dimitri Payet but knows Europe’s elite are looking at him. The 29-year-old only signed a new five-year deal at the club last season after he excelled in the Premier League, but his stock has risen further with his exploits in France
But there will be a three-way tie between the other relegation battlers. Sunderland, Norwich and Newcastle all are predicted to end up on 33 points, with goal difference saving the Black Cats. Champions Chelsea, meanwhile, wind up in 10th. So there you go – that’s the last few months of the season ruined for you!
The Toon Army are facing up to the prospect of relegation after Xherdan Shaqiri’s late goal proved the difference at the Britannia Stadium. Steve McClaren’s men have one game in hand on their rivals Sunderland and Norwich, though they are currently below both on goal difference, in 19th place.