Newcastle United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Aston Villa & Brighton easiest v hardest run-ins

Newcastle United, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Brighton: The easiest and hardest Premier League run-ins revealed.

Newcastle United have just five games left to play in their mission to seal Champions League qualification - but how does their run-in compare to top four rivals?

Following Sunday afternoon’s 3-1 win over Southampton, Eddie Howe’s side know nine points will mathematically guarantee a return to Europe’s elite for the first time in 20 years.

Indeed, the Magpies’ fate is very much in their own hands but Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Brighton & Hove Albion still hold some hope of chasing them down.

Howe’s men face Arsenal, Leeds United, Brighton, Leicester City and Chelsea during their run-in.

Here, NewcastleWorld runs you through each European rivals’ run-in from ‘easiest’ to ‘hardest’ based on the average league position of each side’s remaining opponents.

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