Why Final Day Could Mean Millions

There is still plenty to play for in the Premier League this weekend. The Premier League awards £420m prize money across the 20 clubs at the end of the season, starting at £2m for the bottom club and rising in £2m increments up to £40m for first place.

There is still £108m unsecured cash up for grabs this weekend – while six clubs could make or lose eight-figure sums by the final whistle.

Burnley v Bournemouth

Burnley have wrapped up their £28m prize money and a spot in the Europa League next season after sealing seventh spot.

However, Bournemouth could still finish between 10th and 15th, which means they could collect between £22m and £12m.

To win the maximum pot, the Cherries must win at Turf Moor and overturn a considerable goal swing over Newcastle and Crystal Palace, which stands at six goals before kick-off.

Huddersfield v Arsenal

Huddersfield secured top-flight survival after holding Chelsea 1-1 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, but David Wagner’s side could finish as high as 14th with a prize pot of between £8m and £14m up for grabs.

Realistically, the Terriers can finish in 15th, which would rely on West Ham dropping points and leaking goals against Manchester United on Friday and Everton on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger will take charge of Arsenal for the last time, having secured £30m prize money from sixth spot – although the Frenchman will want to end the away hoodoo that has seen his side fail to pick up one point on the road this year.

West Ham v Everton

West Ham have a league-high £14m riding on final day results. David Moyes’ side could finish as high as 10th (£22m prize pot) or as low as 17th (£8m).

Everton will finish eighth or ninth, equating to a prize pot of £26m or £24m, respectively.

Southampton v Manchester City

Southampton will almost certainly be playing in the top flight next term after beating Swansea 1-0 on Tuesday – a result that relegated West Brom and, in likelihood, condemned the Swans to tier-two status.

The Saints will receive £10m prize money if they take 15th spot by becoming only the third team to beat City in the Premier League this season – with Huddersfield and West Ham dropping points.

Liverpool v Brighton

Liverpool will be more concerned with securing Champions League qualification than the £2m lost if they drop to fifth – but they can still claim third and receive a cool £36m prize from the Premier League.

Brighton will look to cap an incredible inaugural Premier League season with victory at Anfield – having secured Premier status.

But a 10th-place finish is still viable for Chris Hughton’s men, an outcome which relies on outperforming the mid-table bunch on 41 points and overturning a five-goal swing.

Tottenham v Leicester

Tottenham could still slip to fourth, behind Liverpool, and receive £34m – if results do not go their way.

Leicester have eighth (£26m) or ninth spot (£24m) shored up and a top-half finish guaranteed – so Claude Puel may be more interested in finishing the season on a high after a 3-1 win over Arsenal – to appease disgruntled fans at the King Power.

Manchester United v Watford

Manchester United’s draw at West Ham means they have secured a second place finish and £38m in prize money.

Watford are among the mid-table bunch on 41 points that have considerable cash riding on the final weekend.

The Hornets have an unrealistic chance of a top-half 10th spot (£22m) in sight, with a mighty eight-goal swing required – but could also slump to 15th (£12m).

Crystal Palace v West Brom

Crystal Palace are favourites to challenge Newcastle for 10th spot, equal on 41 points, one shy on goal difference and with more goals scored. The Eagles will be confident against already-relegated West Brom, while the Magpies host Chelsea.

Despite a swan song run-out, the Baggies have £4m riding on the game, collecting £6m with an 18th-place finish – achieved if they beat Palace and Swansea lose to Stoke – and only £2m if they finish bottom.

Newcastle v Chelsea

After a sluggish start to the Premier League campaign, Newcastle are on course for a top-half finish in 10th, but could lose £10m and only receive £12m if results do not go their way on Sunday.

Chelsea will oust Liverpool for fourth spot if they beat Newcastle and Jurgen Klopp’s side lose to Brighton, which is likely to concern the club more than the additional £2m prize cash up for grabs.

Swansea City v Stoke City

Swansea can only ensure Premier League survival if they beat Stoke and overturn a 10-goal swing.

Should they pull off such remarkable feat, the £8m prize fund for 17th spot would pale in significance.

Meanwhile, relegated Stoke could collect anything from £2m for finishing bottom or £6m for claiming 18th.