Teams around the bottom will be keen to ensure they do not enter the six-week World Cup break sat in the relegation zone. Leeds United, Wolves and Nottingham Forest are the sides currently sat in the bottom three, and have just three more fixtures to ensure that does not remain the case. The Whites are currently the division’s most out-of-form team having accumulated just two points from their last eight matches. Leeds are set for a difficult run of matches ahead of the World Cup, though, and so with that in mind, here is a comparison with the rest of the bottom five.

16th – Southampton

Crystal Palace (A)

Newcastle United (H)

Liverpool (A)

Ralph Hasenhuttl may have just bought himself some more time in the dugout at St. Mary’s after a four-point haul from Bournemouth and Arsenal this week.

17th – Leicester City

Man City (H)

Everton (A)

West Ham (A)

Leicester may have just kicked their season into action with a 4-0 win over Wolves to build on their 2-0 victory at home to Leeds.

18th – Leeds

Liverpool (A)

Bournemouth (H)

Tottenham (A)

This time last week, Leeds will have targeted six points from fixtures with Leicester and Fulham.

19th – Wolves

Brentford (A)

Brighton (H)

Arsenal (H)

Even after their poor start to the season, no one could have foreseen a 4-0 win for Leicester at Molineux on Sunday.

20th – Nottingham Forest

Arsenal (A)

Brentford (H)

Crystal Palace (H)

Forest could very much have found themselves cut adrift had it not been for an impressive four-point haul from Brighton and Liverpool. Though a trip to Arsenal is to come next, that could very much give them a platform to build on in consecutive home games with Brentford and Palace.