Remember how much fun and how exciting Survival Sunday was last year? We aren't getting anything close to that this time around. The only significant thing still up for grabs is the final Champions League spot. Once again, that battle involves the two north London rivals.
Will the football gods smile upon Spurs for once?
2012-13 Week 38 Premier League power rankings
20. Queens Park Rangers (relegated): QPR essentially did all they could to ensure that Newcastle would be in the Premier League next August. That was rather nice of them.
18. Wigan Athletic (relegated): Three days after pulling off a historic upset in the FA Cup Final against City, Wigan's hopes of remaining in the Premier League died a painful death at the Emirates. They're unfortunately about to be gutted.
17. Sunderland (17th in the league, 39 points): Paolo Di Canio was brought on as manager to keep Sunderland safe from relegation. He's done just that, but barely.
16. Newcastle United (13th in the league, 41 points): Newcastle may be safe, but that doesn't erase just how disappointing they were this season. Alan Pardew may have some explaining to do following his comments on his club's upcoming match against Arsenal, especially if Newcastle fail to show up for their final game of the campaign.
15. Fulham (15th in the league, 40 points): No team in the league phoned it in after getting to 40 points quite as did Fulham following that 1-1 draw at Villa back on April 13. They had no business being in a relegation battle this May.
14. Aston Villa (16th in the league, 40 points): Unlike a team such as Newcastle, staying up was the name of the game for a young Villa squad. They should be a much more dangerous side next fall.
13. Southampton (14th in the league, 40 points): Turns out that Southampton didn't even need to earn the draw at Sunderland. With that said, they could still finish as high as tenth in the table. That would be rather impressive.
12. Stoke City (11th in the league, 41 points): Stoke seemed capable of stealing at least a point at home against Spurs until Charlie Adam got himself sent off two minutes into the second half. Some things just never change.
11. Norwich City (12th in the league, 41 points): Nothing erases what has thus far been a dreadful 2013 for Norwich quite like a 4-0 win. I still think they're headed in the right direction despite a lackluster second half of the season.
10. Swansea City (9th in the league, 46 points): Swans had a first row seat for Sir Alex's goodbye at Old Trafford. That was the most exciting thing to happen to them since they won the League Cup.
9. West Ham United (10th in the league, 43 points): West Ham will close the campaign out at home versus Reading. Tenth place is theirs to lose.
8. West Bromwich Albion (8th in the league, 48 points): Good on Chris Brunt for calling his teammates out following a disgraceful performance against Norwich. Here's hoping he is serious about West Brom giving it a go against United.
7. Liverpool (7th in the league, 58 points): It's beyond too little and too late for Liverpool. Their current run could, however, be a positive start to the next campaign.
6. Everton (6th in the league, 63 points): Whoever replaces the departing David Moyes has quite the task ahead of him. The new United boss helped keep Everton in the European football conversation up through May.
5. Tottenham Hotspur (5th in the league, 69 points): 72 points may not be enough for Champions League. That's about as Tottenham as it gets.
4. Arsenal (4th in the league, 70 points): "Win and we're in" is the mantra for Arsenal once again. How much of a fight will Newcastle actually put up?
3. Manchester City (2nd in the league, 78 points): One year after that historic title win, Roberto Mancini is out of a job. How quickly things change.
2. Chelsea (3rd in the league, 72 points): The Blues have secured Champions League football for another season, and they are possibly 90 minutes away from hoisting a European trophy for the second straight year. Not too shabby.
1. Manchester United (Champions): Sir Alex got a fitting sendoff at Old Trafford on Sunday. All the best to the living legend.
For more: Last week's power rankings
Zac has been covering Tottenham Hotspur, Major League Soccer, New York Red Bulls, the USMNT and other soccer leagues for Yahoo! Sports since 2010.
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