As we strategy the top of the season, the race for the Champions League locations is hotting up within the Premier League.
In what has been an odd 12 months in sports activities, with no followers in grounds, unprecedented outcomes and big lacks in consistency have been forthcoming.
This has meant that there are nonetheless numerous sides who can technically qualify for the Champions League.
Simply 10 factors separate 4th from tenth, with numerous groups nonetheless to play each other and factors on provide over the following 6 to 7 video games.
One of many greatest surprises this season has been the continuation of Leicester’s push for a top-4 end from final 12 months. Nonetheless, a typical drop in kind in direction of the top of the marketing campaign threatens to as soon as once more see them miss out on a spot in Europe’s elite competitors.
Most shocking of all, although, has been West Ham United’s push, with the Hammers sitting fairly in 4th place. Chelsea and Liverpool have performed a sport much less, and will overtake David Moyes’ males, however qualification for Europe remains to be very attainable.
4th not sufficient
As spectacular have been the performances of English sides on the continent this season. Nonetheless, this prime quality output may imply that 4th place is just not sufficient for some sides to qualify for subsequent season’s Champions League.
Attributable to coefficient within the UEFA rankings, the Premier League’s top-4 spots give golf equipment automated qualification into the Champions League.
Nonetheless, there are two different methods through which a facet can qualify, by both profitable the Champions League, or the second tier competitors – the Europa League.
With 4 English golf equipment nonetheless in play throughout the 2 competitions, it’s possible that sides from the Premier League may emerge victorious in each.
This might trigger problems if either side occur to complete exterior the top-4 in England. Arsenal and Chelsea, for instance, at present sit ninth and fifth respectively, opening up such a risk.
Attributable to the truth that solely a most of 5 groups from one league can participate within the UCL, 4th place would then grow to be a Europa League qualification spot.
Groups akin to Liverpool, West Ham, Spurs, Leicester and Everton may subsequently nonetheless bag a top-4 berth, however not qualify because of issues out of their fingers.
Solely time will inform whether or not the peculiar situation happens.
If Chelsea win Champions League & Arsenal the Europa League, with neither ending in high 4 of the PL then the facet ending 4th within the PL in all probability gained’t qualify for subsequent season’s Champions League. It’s because a most of 5 golf equipment from one nation can take part
— PriceOfFootball (@KieranMaguire) April 18, 2021
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|2||Manchester United FC||31||27||63|
|3||Leicester Metropolis FC||31||18||56|
|4||West Ham United FC||32||11||55|
|7||Tottenham Hotspur FC||32||17||50|
|11||Aston Villa FC||30||10||44|
|12||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||31||-10||38|
|13||Crystal Palace FC||31||-19||38|
|15||Newcastle United FC||32||-18||35|
|16||Brighton & Hove Albion FC||31||-5||33|
|19||West Bromwich Albion||31||-31||24|
|20||Sheffield United FC||31||-38||14|
|Kane, Harry||Tottenham Hotspur FC||21|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||19|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United FC||16|
|Son, Heung Min||Tottenham Hotspur FC||14|
|Bamford, Patrick||Leeds United||14|
|Calvert-Lewin, Dominic||Everton FC||14|
|Lacazette, Alexandre||Arsenal FC||13|
|Vardy, Jamie||Leicester Metropolis FC||12|
|Watkins, Ollie||Aston Villa FC||12|
|Gundogan, Ilkay||Manchester Metropolis FC||12|
|Rashford, Marcus||Manchester United FC||10|
|Wilson, Callum||Newcastle United FC||10|
|Sterling, Raheem||Manchester Metropolis FC||9|
|Ings, Danny||Southampton FC||9|
|Mahrez, Riyad||Manchester Metropolis FC||9|
|Barnes, Harvey||Leicester Metropolis FC||9|
|Lingard, Jesse||West Ham United FC||9|
|Zaha, Wilfried||Crystal Palace FC||9|
|Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick||Arsenal FC||9|
|Soucek, Tomas||West Ham United FC||9|
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|Maguire, Harry||Manchester United FC||0||9|
|Lundstram, John||Sheffield United FC||1||8|
|Gallagher, Conor||West Bromwich Albion||0||8|
|Bellerin, Hector||Arsenal FC||0||8|
|Milivojevic, Luka||Crystal Palace FC||1||7|
|Luiz, Douglas||Aston Villa FC||0||7|
|Hayden, Isaac||Newcastle United FC||0||8|
|Soucek, Tomas||West Ham United FC||1||6|
|Shaw, Luke||Manchester United FC||0||7|
|McGinn, John||Aston Villa FC||0||7|
|Neves, Ruben||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||0||7|
|Reid, Bobby||Fulham FC||0||7|
|Hojbjerg, Pierre||Tottenham Hotspur FC||0||7|
|Xhaka, Granit||Arsenal FC||1||6|
|Andersen, Joachim||Fulham FC||1||6|
|Phillips, Kalvin||Leeds United||0||7|
|Evans, Jonny||Leicester Metropolis FC||0||7|
|Egan, John||Sheffield United FC||1||6|
|Targett, Matt||Aston Villa FC||0||7|
|Holgate, Mason||Everton FC||0||7|
|Kane, Harry||Tottenham Hotspur FC||13|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United FC||11|
|Grealish, Jack||Aston Villa FC||10|
|De Bruyne, Kevin||Manchester Metropolis FC||10|
|Son, Heung Min||Tottenham Hotspur FC||9|
|Rashford, Marcus||Manchester United FC||7|
|Cresswell, Aaron||West Ham United FC||7|
|Bamford, Patrick||Leeds United||6|
|Vardy, Jamie||Leicester Metropolis FC||6|
|Sterling, Raheem||Manchester Metropolis FC||6|
|Pereira, Matheus||West Bromwich Albion||6|
|Mane, Sadio||Liverpool FC||6|
|Werner, Timo||Chelsea FC||6|
|Neto, Pedro||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||6|
|Gross, Pascal||Brighton & Hove Albion FC||6|
|Digne, Lucas||Everton FC||6|
|Maddison, James||Leicester Metropolis FC||5|
|Bowen, Jarrod||West Ham United FC||5|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United FC||5|