A month after Liverpool clinched the title, there's still plenty to play for on the last day of the Premier League season.
Two UEFA Champions League places, up to two Europa League spots and as many as two positions in the dreaded relegation zone are up for grabs heading into every club's 38th and final match of the campaign. The ending arrives over two months later than expected as a result of the season's suspension due to the coronavirus, but there's a lot left on the line.
Follow along here for all the goals, controversies and other can't-miss moments from the long-awaited final day of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.
10:01 a.m. PT: With the Premier League season officially over, the following clubs will play in Europe next season:
- Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea secured Champions League qualification.
- Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur secured Europa League qualification.
Arsenal can clinch a spot in the Europa League with a win in the FA Cup next Saturday, while seventh-place Wolves will play in the Europa League if Chelsea beats Arsenal at Wembley.
10:00 a.m. PT: Aston Villa hang on! Watford and Bournemouth officially are relegated to the Championship, thanks to Jack Grealish's late goal.
That tally is one Villa supporters won't forget anytime soon.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) July 26, 2020
9:47 a.m. PT: Who else but Jack Grealish? Aston Villa are on the verge of safety, thanks to the captain's late goal against West Ham United.
The jubilation didn't last long, as Andriy Yarmolenko equalized 1:46 after Grealish's goal.
HANG ON, ASTON VILLA FANS!— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) July 26, 2020
Yarmolenko has just equalized for West Ham. If Aston Villa concede one more goal late on, they will be relegated.
DRAMA. Turn on @NBCSN right now! #WHUFC 1-2 #AVFC #WHUAVL pic.twitter.com/HwJhR2FP2Y
Can West Ham do Bournemouth a solid?
9:42 a.m. PT: Bournemouth have done all they can to stay up, earning a 3-1 lead at Goodison Park over Everton.
GOAL Everton 1-3 Bournemouth (80 mins)— Premier League (@premierleague) July 26, 2020
Junior Stanislas slides the ball in low into the far corner - but will it be enough?#EVEBOU
The Cherries need some help, however. Aston Villa only need a draw in order to avoid relegation to the Championship, and they are currently level at 0-0 with West Ham United.
9:28 a.m. PT: Former Manchester United defender Johnny Evans earned a yellow card and the Red Devils converted a vital penalty just ahead of the drinks break.
Bruno Fernandes sent United into the lead and, possibly, next season's Champions League.
Leicester City now need two goals in the final 20 minutes or so to keep their Champions League dreams alive.
Watford, meanwhile, still have a faint glimmer of hope.
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) July 26, 2020
8:51 a.m. PT: Chelsea's Champions League quest got a big boost just before halftime, thanks to Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud scoring just before halftime.
An absolute beauty of a free-kick to get Chelsea on the board! pic.twitter.com/XPP2wPuHi9— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) July 26, 2020
After Everton equalized, Bournemouth regained the lead thanks to Dominic Solanke's third goal in his last four matches.
GOAL Everton 1-2 Bournemouth (45+1 mins)— Premier League (@premierleague) July 26, 2020
Back in front! Dominic Solanke rises alongside Jefferson Lerma to head home and the Cherries lead again! #EVEBOU
As everything stands at this moment, Chelsea and Manchester United qualify for the Champions League, Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur make the Europa League and Aston Villa stay up with Bournemouth and Watford going down to the Championship.
SHEESH, what a start to the day.— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) July 26, 2020
The current scoreboard ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/pH93F0SKXM
How much will change over the next 45 minutes? We're about to find out.
8:46 a.m. PT: Watford got one back, but they'll need three more to stay up.
GOAL Arsenal 3-1 Watford (43 mins)— Premier League (@premierleague) July 26, 2020
Troy Deeney scores the penalty to reduce the deficit
Referee Mike Dean awarded the penalty for a David Luiz foul on Danny Welbeck#ARSWAT
8:37 a.m. PT: The race for the Premier League's safe place is down to Aston Villa and Bournemouth, as Watford trail 3-0 to Arsenal before halftime.
GOAL Arsenal 3-0 Watford (33 mins)— Premier League (@premierleague) July 26, 2020
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores his second of the match with an overhead kick inside the six-yard box#ARSWAT
So long, Hornets!
8:25 a.m. PT: The hits keep coming for Watford, who are now down 2-0 to Arsenal.
GOAL Arsenal 2-0 Watford (24 mins)— Premier League (@premierleague) July 26, 2020
Kieran Tierney doubles Arsenal's lead with a first-time shot into the bottom corner#ARSWAT
From firing their manager to this, the Hornets couldn't have had a more disastrous finish to the season.
8:18 a.m. PT: Everything's coming up Bournemouth on the final day of the season. Minutes after Watford fell into an early hole, Bournemouth got a vital goal from Josh King in their bid to stay up.
GOAL Everton 0-1 Bournemouth (13 mins)— Premier League (@premierleague) July 26, 2020
Josh King slots home from the spot after the Cherries were awarded a penalty for handball. A potentially huge goal...#EVEBOU
If Aston Villa fall behind at West Ham, celebrations might be in order on England's south coast.
8:12 a.m. PT: Watford's quest to stay up took an early setback, thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubamaeyang's early penalty.
The goal is good news for Aston Villa, who would stay up in the Premier League if results hold.
7:26 a.m. PT: Fans aren't allowed inside Premier League grounds due to the coronavirus pandemic, but one famous face will be on hand to watch Chelsea play at Stamford Bridge today.
Timo Werner, who will join the Blues next season after his transfer from RB Leipzig was agreed to last month, was spotted heading into the stadium.
At Stamford Bridge for Chelsea v Wolves. So is Chelsea new boy Timo Werner. pic.twitter.com/hZEiPzFw4D— James Olley (@JamesOlley) July 26, 2020
It seems Chelsea have an embarrassment of attacking riches on the pitch and in the stands.
7:17 a.m. PT: In layman's terms, here's what's on the line in the race for Champions League spots and to avoid relegation.
The relegation picture ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/g95yAkMXs8— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) July 26, 2020
The battle to make Top 4 is SO ON 💯 pic.twitter.com/DS6afaq9yh— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) July 26, 2020
Got all that?
7:00 a.m. PT: Christian Pulisic starts for Chelsea against Wolves with a Champions League place on the line. Oft-criticized goalkeeper Kepa will not, however.
Adama Traoré, meanwhile, will have to make an impact off the bench for Wolves.
In the other match with Champions League ramifications, here's how Leicester City and Manchester United will line up.
Relegation battlers Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Watford all need wins -- at the very least -- in order to avoid the drop on Sunday, and each club's Starting XI reflects the urgency of the day.
📝 TEAM NEWS 📝— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) July 26, 2020
🔺 Wilson and Solanke up top
🔺 Smith starts at right-back
🔺 Gosling and Lerma in the middle
Here's how we line up for today's big @premierleague game with Everton. #EVEBOU // #afcb 🍒 pic.twitter.com/fBCnuOAoGU
6:54 a.m. PT: Here are Sunday's must-watch matches, with their implications for the Premier League table.
- Chelsea vs. Wolves (11:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT on USA): Chelsea clinch a UEFA Champions League place with a win or draw; Wolves clinch a Europa League place with a win.
- Leicester City vs. Manchester United (11:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT on NBC): Winner gets a Champions League place, regardless of Chelsea's results.
- Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham Hotspur (11:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT on Peacock/NBC Sports Gold): Tottenham clinch a Europa League place with a win and a Wolves loss or draw OR with any result and a Chelsea win in the FA Cup Final on Aug. 1.
- West Ham vs. Aston Villa (11:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT on NBCSN): Aston Villa avoid relegation with a better result -- finishing with more points OR greater goal difference -- than Watford and Bournemouth.
- Arsenal vs. Watford (11:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT on Golf Channel): Watford can avoid relegation with a better result -- finishing with more points OR greater goal difference -- than Aston Villa and Bournemouth.
- Everton vs. Bournemouth (11:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT on CNBC): Bournemouth can avoid relegation with a win, combined with Watford and Aston Villa losses and a greater margin of victory than Villa's defeat.
Buckle up, folks.