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And what about Frank Lampard and Everton — are they too good to go down?
With at least 15 games to play for the teams in the Premier League’s bottom seven there is still so much to play for. Burnley are bottom but are only three points off safety, and they have plenty of games in hand over some of their rivals.
Our data experts Mark Carey and John Muller have joined forces with reporters from each of the bottom seven clubs to weigh up their strengths, weaknesses, playing styles and chances of staying up — and how important it is for the club that they do…
Why will this team stay up?
Brentford (Jay Harris): Thomas Frank’s side have lost four in a row but, once they get past Manchester City on Wednesday, their fixtures become kinder and results should improve.
They have struggled with injuries and COVID-19 cases in the last two months, but with Kristoffer Ajer, David Raya and Josh Dasilva back fit, their squad is in a much healthier state.
Brentford score, on average, one goal per game which does not match up to the quality of chances they are producing (xG 1.16). If this can be corrected, they should stay up without any trouble.