So what are the best and worst case scenarios before Newcastle v Everton later today?

With it being Boxing Day, every Premier League club plays today.

Stoke having already pushed Van Gaal another step (over the edge?) towards the sack with a 2-0 win over Man Utd, then seven other games, before it is Newcastle v Everton and then Southampton v Arsenal tonight.

Of the seven matches kicking off at 3pm, Liverpool v Leicester features two teams in the top half and Swansea v West Brom two in the bottom half, whilst all the other five games are a top half team v bottom half team.

By the time Newcastle kick off, this is the best and worst the Premier League table could look (number of points before each team):


20 West Brom

19 Bournemouth

18 Chelsea

17 Newcastle

17 Norwich

15 Swansea

12 Sunderland

7 Aston Villa


22 Bournemouth

21 Chelsea

20 West Brom

20 Norwich

18 Swansea

17 Newcastle

15 Sunderland

10 Aston Villa

The worst case scenario sees Newcastle dropping back into the relegation zone whilst alternatively, United could go into the Everton match with the chance to go 13th in the table.

Such are the small margins at the minute but as we keep being told, this season’s Premier League is maybe proving to be the most unpredictable of all.