Why Premier League may run out of trophies on final day of the season

Samir Nasri & Sergio Aguero with Premier League Trophy

Premier League may need to borrow a trophy from a previous winner if Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City are still in contention on final day

The Premier League may have to borrow a trophy for the final day of the season if Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City are all still in contention for the title, according to reports.

The body currently possess two Premier League trophies, one at Old Trafford under the care of Champions Manchester United, and one at its headquarters in London.

The Premier League have ordered a third set of winners medals in the event that three teams are still involved on the last day, but could be struggling for a trophy.

It means they could face the prospect of having to borrow a Premier League trophy from one of its previous winners in Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City or Blackburn.

Another option for the Premier League is to use its sponsors, Barclays', trophy that is used for promotional purposes, but they are yet to discover whether this is a viable option.

Title favourites Manchester City host West Ham on the final day of the season, with Liverpool playing Newcastle at Anfield and Chelsea travelling to Cardiff. It is yet to be decided where the Premier League trophies will be located on the final day, as the competition prepares for its tightest finish in its 21-year history.

Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield on Sunday, while Manchester City downed Crystal Palace with the same score-line victory to blow the title race wide open once more.

Liverpool sit on 80 points at the summit of the league with just two games remaining, with Chelsea on 78 points and Manchester City on 77. City also have a game in hand on both their title rivals, and have a superior goal-difference over both clubs.

Should City win all their remaining fixtures - away to Everton and at home to Aston Villa and West Ham - they will win the Premier League title on goal-difference for the second time in three seasons. The Citizens beat neighbours Manchester United to the title back in 2012, as a last-minute Sergio Aguero goal brought them their first league win since 1968.

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