Analysing the Premier League relegation battle at the halfway stage

With the January transfer window now open clubs across all four divisions will be looking to strengthen their squads and inject fresh momentum as we move into the second half of the season; none more so than those fighting against relegation to the Championship. With the new television deal kicking in next season – a staggering 70% increase on the current £3bn deal – the incentive to remain in the Premier League has never been greater. So how are things looking for those in the bottom 6?

15th – Norwich – 23 points

As it stands Norwich sit 6 points clear of relegation with goal difference +7 better than Newcastle in 18th. After only one win in eleven games between September and mid-December Norwich hovered precariously above the relegation zone. However, 9 points from 12 over the festive period with wins over Man United, Aston Villa and Southampton has seen the Canaries soar up the table. With Cameron Jerome’s willing running up front and Nathan Redmond’s pace on the wing, Norwich will be confident of remaining in the Premier League. If Alex Neil can add a striker to help Jerome and Mbokani add to their combined total of 6 then Norwich should have enough to avoid any last day jitters.

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