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End of Season Reviews for Premier League Bottom 10


Ahmed Ahmed

Tue, 14 May 2019 20:25 GMT

Watford who finished 11th in the Premier League played well throughout the season and looked like challenging for a spot in Europe early on. But after reaching the FA-Cup with an incredible comeback victory over Wolves on April 7th, they faded away right at the end of the season taking only four points from the final six games. They still have a chance of winning the club’s first FA-Cup, with the final against Manchester City to come on Saturday, May 18th.

Crystal Palace were hovering just above the relegation zone for most of the season, but a strong finish saw them end up in 12th place. The club have a strong squad of players and will be hoping to finish much higher next season, despite a strong possibility that star forward Wilfred Zaha looks likely to leave in the summer. 

Newcastle had a shocking start to the season as they failed to win their first nine games. They soon recovered and went on a three-game winning streak to climb the table, and eventually finished 13th. But the club will be desperate to hold onto manager Rafael Benitez with many speculating that he may leave in the summer. 

Bournemouth started the season strongly and were in sixth place after the first ten games, but they soon faded away to finish in 14th place. The dynamic frontline of Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson provided many highlights for the Cherries’ faithful as they look forward to another season in the Premier League.  

Manager Sean Dyche helped Burnley survive a third consecutive season of top-flight football as they finished in 15th place. Not many would have expected the club to match their incredible seventh place finish last season. But now they will be entering their fourth year of Premier League football as they establish themselves as a consistent PL side. 

Southampton who finished 16th sacked manager Mark Hughes in December after a poor start to the season saw them win just one of their first 14 games. They appointed former RB Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhüttl and results slightly improved under the Austrian as they survived the relegation battle. 

Brighton started the season well and floated around the middle of the table during the Christmas period. But just three wins from the final 23 league games saw them finish 17th as they survived relegation by the skin of their teeth, finishing just two points above the drop zone. Despite surviving they sacked manager Chris Hughton at the end of the season, citing the poor run. 

Cardiff’s season was marred by the tragic death of their star signing Emiliano Sala in January. The striker’s plane crashed as he was on his way from Nantes to join the Welsh club after signing. The club finished 18th and were relegated back down to the Championship after just one season in the Premier League.  

Fulham were also relegated after a terrible season saw them finish in 19th place. The Cottagers conceded a shocking total of 81 goals this season and sacked manager Slaviša Jokanović and then his replacement Claudio Ranieri months later, in a failed attempt to turn their fortunes around. Their former player Scott Parker is now at the helm and will be managing them in the Championship next season. 

Huddersfield who finished 20th had a horrid season in which they managed to collect just 16 points from all 38 games. The third lowest total in Premier League history. The club were relegated with six games to spare after a 2-0 loss away at Palace in late March.