Stoke were the first team to be relegated from the Premier League this season, but who will join them out of West Brom, Swansea, Southampton and Huddersfield?

We might have a better idea after the upcoming midweek fixtures that could see the Terries secure survival, the Swans or Saints take a big step towards staying up – and the Baggies go down without kicking a ball.

Two of those teams meet each other at Liberty Stadium on Tuesday, where Swansea host Southampton, but who will come out on top?

BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson said: “Both teams will be so desperate to win it, I just have a feeling that it will end in a draw.

“I am not sure who it will suit the most if the points do end up being shared – apart from West Brom.

“It would just be amazing if the Baggies were still alive going into the final day of the season, but let’s deal with that scenario later if it transpires.”

Lawro is making predictions for all 380 top-flight games this season, against a variety of guests.

This week’s rearranged games from FA Cup quarter-final and semi-final weekends see him up against comedian John Bishop and BBC Asian Network DJ Noreen Khan.

Bishop has 70 points from the five fixtures he has predicted so far, while Khan has 100 from nine. Can they add to their respective totals?

Premier League predictions – midweek games
Result Lawro Bishop/Khan
Swansea v Southampton 0-1 1-1 1-0
Chelsea v Huddersfield x-x 2-0 2-0*
Leicester v Arsenal x-x 1-1 1-1
Man City v Brighton x-x 3-0 3-0
Tottenham v Newcastle x-x 3-0 2-0
West Ham v Man Utd x-x 1-1 0-3

* Khan’s prediction

A correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.


All kick-offs 19:45 BST unless otherwise stated.


Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Bishop’s prediction: 1-0

Match report


Chelsea v Huddersfield

What a fabulous result Huddersfield’s draw at Manchester City on Sunday was for them.

I looked at the Terriers’ final three games, against City (away), Chelsea (away) and Arsenal (home) and thought that last one was their best chance of getting something because of the Gunners’ poor away form and the fact Arsene Wenger has already had his send-off.

Terriers deserved Man City point – Wagner

But for them to hold City and keep a clean sheet was totally unexpected and could be so crucial for them.

It does not get any easier for Huddersfield now, though, because they have to go to a Chelsea side who have won four league games in a row.

Antonio Conte’s side have given themselves a chance of finishing fourth because the teams above them, Liverpool and Tottenham, have faltered, and I think the Blues will win again on Wednesday.

I don’t think Chelsea will make the top four, though, even if they win both their remaining games.

It is too little, too late because Liverpool and Spurs will get over the line somehow.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Khan’s prediction: 2-0

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