The end of the season is already upon us and with games coming in thick and fast, the bottom five will be looking to salvage as many points as they can up until the final whistle in May.
Relegation is the most dreaded fate in any league, it’s even harder to bear for Premier League sides so the prospect of going down most definitely instills a bit of fright into the hearts of the unfortunate teams involved.
Over the past few seasons the 40 point mark has proven to be the difference between staying up and falling into the dark abyss, but in a season such as this one which has been plagued with much uncertainty and romance, teams In and around the bottom three may very well be in need of a little less than 40 points to survive.
Surprisingly the newly-promoted sides don’t seem to be in any real danger of being drawn into a last gasp relegation battle, although Norwich City have their work cut out in terms of the race for survival.
Elsewhere a keen sense of urgency to pick up points is definitely flowing around Selhurst Park as Crystal Palace have failed to pick up any wins in 2016 which is quite astonishing considering the fact that they were Europa League hopefuls just a couple of months ago.
Although a relegation battle is somewhat of an unrealistic anomaly as Palace still have a good gap between them and the bottom three.
As it stands, there are five teams fighting to retain their Premier League status so with out further ado let’s take a look at the relegation candidates of the 2015/16 Premier League season: