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20 May 2024
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Here's what to look out for over the next seven days now the 2023/24 Premier League season has concluded.

Monday

With the Premier League’s leading lights done for the season, their young counterparts now have the chance to end the campaign with some silverware.

Tottenham Hotspur's 2-1 win over Chelsea on Sunday secured their place in the Premier League 2 playoff final. Their opponents will be decided when Reading host Sunderland at 19:00 BST in the second semi-final.

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John Clarke scored twice in Reading’s 3-1 quarter-final win over Nottingham Forest, while Sunderland required penalties to see off West Ham United. The final will take place between 24 and 27 May.

Elsewhere, a host of Premier League Academy talent will be on display at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, which begins on Monday in Cyprus. The final will take place on 5 June, with Germany the reigning champions.

Tuesday

The Oracle Most Powerful Goal winner will be announced, crowning this season’s fastest Premier League strike scored from outside the penalty area without a deflection.

Last year, West Ham United’s Said Benrahma claimed the prize for his 107.17km/h hit against Crystal Palace. The Oracle Most Improbable Comeback winners will also be announced. AFC Bournemouth took the award last season for a 3-2 win at Nottingham Forest, having trailed 2-0 going into the 51st minute.

The League Managers Association will crown their Barclays Premier League Manager of the Season at their annual awards dinner. Mikel Arteta, Unai Emery, Pep Guardiola, Andoni Iraola and Jurgen Klopp are all in contention to win the prize.

Meanwhile, Gareth Southgate is set to announce England’s preliminary list of players for the UEFA European Championship. The final 26-man squad must be named by 7 June. A number of other nations will also name their extended Euros lists this week, with the likes of Spain, Italy and Belgium due to confirm their hopefuls.

England’s U17 counterparts begin their Euro U17 Championship campaign against France ahead of further group-stage matches against Portugal and Spain. England’s squad includes Arsenal midfielder Ethan Nwaneri, the youngest ever Premier League player to feature in a top-flight match, and Manchester United defender Harry Amass.

Wednesday

Just three days after playing their final Premier League fixtures, Spurs and Newcastle United meet on the other side of the world when they take each other on in a post-season friendly in Melbourne, Australia, at 19:45 local time (10:45 BST). The match marks a return to Spurs head coach Ange Postecoglou’s home city.

The shortlists will be revealed and voting will begin for the Premier League’s Castrol Game Changer of the Season, Castrol Save of the Season and Budweiser Goal of the Season.

The winner of the Premier League 2 Player of the Season award will be named at the annual Premier League Youth Conference. Spurs have three representatives on the eight-player shortlist in Jamie Donley, Will Lankshear and Jude Soonsup-Bell. Recent winners of the award include Liverpool’s Curtis Jones and Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson.

Friday

Pep Guardiola and Erik ten Hag will hold pre-match press conferences ahead of the FA Cup final.

Saturday

In a repeat of last year’s showdown, Premier League champions Manchester City take on local rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup final at 15:00 BST. City triumphed 2-1 last year after Ilkay Gundogan broke the record for the fastest FA Cup final goal, scoring after just 12 seconds.

As well as fighting for silverware, this year’s match also has implications for UEFA competitions next season. If City are victorious, this year’s sixth-placed team in the Premier League (Chelsea) will go into the UEFA Europa League and seventh-placed team (Newcastle) into the UEFA Europa Conference League. If Man Utd win then they will claim the Europa League spot, Chelsea will play in the Europa Conference League and Newcastle will miss out on European football.

Sunday

The last team promoted to the Premier League will be decided in the EFL Championship playoff final between Leeds United and Southampton. Leeds thrashed Norwich City 4-0 in their semi-final, while Southampton saw off West Bromwich Albion 3-1 as they look to join Leicester City and Ipswich Town in the top flight next season.

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