England’s Champions League Places Next Season Affected By Liverpool And Tottenham Wins

England’s Champions League Places Next Season Affected By Liverpool And Tottenham Wins

Liverpool and Tottenham will do battle at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on June 1 meaning there will be an English winner of the elite European competition.

As both teams are destined for the Premier League top four, it will have no impact on the spots available to English clubs in the Champions League next season.

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There is still an outside chance Tottenham could finish outside of the top four, but an eight-goal swing is needed on the final day for the Gunners to snatch fourth place.

Should that happen, Tottenham would need to beat the Reds to ensure they enter next season's UCL group stage as the fifth English team as there is no spot for beaten finalists.

If, as expected, Tottenham finish in the top four along with the Reds, the ‘extra' group stage spot would go to the champions of UEFA's 11th-ranked league (the Austrian top flight) who would go straight into the group stages rather than the qualifying rounds.

There is a likelihood of five English teams in the UCL next season, i.e. if the Gunners win the Europa League.

Arsenal and the Blues are still in the competition, but Chelsea are also guaranteed a top-four finish to secure their Champions League place.

There are no UCL spot for the losing Europa League finalists, so the only way for the Premier League to have five teams in the premier competition is for the Gunners to lift the trophy in Baku.

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One more question mark surrounds English teams qualifying for Europe next season: if Watford defeat City in the FA Cup final, they'll qualify for the Europa League and if the Citizens win then Wolves will enter the qualifiers after finishing seventh on the table.

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