PREMIER LEAGUE chiefs will travel to the Etihad on Sunday so they can hand Manchester City the trophy — if they win the title.
A victory against Chelsea secures them the gong – their fifth in six years.
An Arsenal defeat at Nottingham Forest on Saturday night would give them the prize even earlier.
City only need a point if the Gunners draw at the relegation battlers.
And as Sunday’s match is City’s final home game of the season, Pep Guardiola and his squad are to be handed the trophy after the game.
It could mean a frosty reception for league chief Richard Masters after he confirmed the decision to charge City with 115 alleged breaches of Premier League regulations.
There is still no sign of the independent commission, that is to rule on the case against the champions-elect, sitting to hear the evidence in the coming months.
And rival clubs fear it could be three more years before there is an outcome.
Should the title race be extended into the last week of the season, the trophy would not be presented until after the final matches on May 28, even if it was won before then.
That would mean the Premier League presentation party being at Brentford.
However, a trophy replica would be at the Emirates if there was a chance Arsenal could nick the crown.
The Gunners host Wolves on the final day.