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The results needed for Chelsea to be relegated this season

The Blues would need to lose 11 straight games

Chelsea are enduring their worst ever Premier League season, currently rotting in 12th place and with the potential to drop further still in the weeks to come.

Having lost all six of their games under interim boss Frank Lampard, and facing a tough fixture list which includes games against Manchester United, Manchester City and Newcastle United, it is unclear whether they will manage to pick up any more points this campaign.

Currently marooned on 39 points, they are one short of the magic 40 points mark that normally guarantees Premier League safety, and while they have been the subject of jokes from rival fans about potential relegation for the last month, it remains a possibility.

With six teams below them, here is how Chelsea could still go down.

Relegation possible, but unlikely

First, Chelsea would have to lose their remaining five games, handing Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest three points in the process, meaning that the Cherries would leapfrog Frank Lampard’s side.

And, according to ESPN, these are the results that would send the Blues down.

Gameweek 35

Manchester City 2-2 Leeds United

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Aston Villa

West Ham United 3-2 Manchester United

Fulham 1-2 Leicester City

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Everton

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Southampton

Gameweek 36

Leeds United 2-1 Newcastle United

Crystal Palace 2-1 Bournemouth

Chelsea 1-2 Nottingham Forest

Southampton 2-1 Fulham

Manchester United 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Brentford 1-2 West Ham United

Everton 2-3 Manchester City

Leicester City 2-1 Liverpool

Gameweek 37

Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester United

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Everton

Nottingham Forest 2-2 Arsenal

West Ham United 1-2 Leeds United

Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 Southampton

Manchester City 2-0 Chelsea

Newcastle United 2-0 Leicester City

Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea

Gameweek 38

Crystal Palace 1-2 Nottingham Forest

Arsenal 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Chelsea 0-2 Newcastle United

Everton 2-0 Bournemouth

Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

Leeds United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Leicester City 2-1 West Ham United

Not entirely inconceivable, the results would leave Chelsea dropping out of the top flight along with Everton and Southampton, on goal difference, while Leicester would just about keep their place in the Premier League for next season.


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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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