BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has given his score prediction for the final Premier League game of the season between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City.
A win for Spurs at Wembley would ensure that Mauricio Pochettino’s side finish in third place ahead of either Liverpool or Chelsea. On an individual level, Harry Kane needs a hat-trick to draw level with Mo Salah and hope that the Egyptian does not find the back of the net at home to Premier League survivors, Brighton.
If we can finish the season off in style it would be refreshing after a string of disappointing performances in recent weeks, especially in the final third of the pitch.
Hopefully Poch will give the likes of Lucas Moura some game time, he’s hardly had a kick since his switch from PSG in January.
Lawro told BBC Sport: “Leicester are another club where we do not know whether the manager will stay in his job at the end of the season.
“There are 10 Premier League sides whose manager is either definitely leaving, on a short-term contract that ends this summer, or faces an uncertain future because of poor results or relegation: Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Leicester, Southampton, Stoke, Swansea, Watford, West Brom and West Ham.
“If you count Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez, who may decide he wants to leave if he is not backed financially, and Huddersfield boss David Wagner, who is being touted as a potential replacement for Foxes boss Claude Puel, then that figure is 12 managers who could be leaving out of 20 top-flight clubs.
“That is what the Premier League is like these days, with such a high turnover of managers. It seems a lot of clubs are making a decision almost day-by-day – there is no forward-thinking going on.
“If Puel needs to win to keep his job, then I don’t think that will happen.
“I am backing Tottenham to win, and Harry Kane to score – he got a hat-trick on the final day of last season.
“Lawro’s prediction: 2-0.”
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