English European success can put an end to the number four in the Premier League playing next season.
This year’s Premier League title goes either to Manchester City or Liverpool. That case seems to be ready, even eight rounds before the end. Normally, all top four teams will play masterfully next season, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be this season.
As of today, Tottenham, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are fighting for the last two top four places. But after Tottenham and Manchester United move on to the Champions Quarter Final, while Arsenal and Chelsea are still in the Euro League, a scenario that excludes fourth-place championship games, Sky Sports writes.
The winner of the master league is directly qualified for the next tournament, no matter what space they change in the series. The big carrot for the European League is a place in the master league.
For example, should these teams be Manchester United and Arsenal, while ending up outside the top four, there are only three available seats from the series that will fit into Europe’s most prestigious tournament.
Whether you find the scenario likely or not, a nation can have a maximum of five teams in the league, and the remaining places will then go to number one to three in the series.
Then Ole Gunnar Solskjær would end up outside the top four in the series, but win the master league – while Arsenal or Chelsea also ended up outside the top four, but winning the Euro League must fourth place bite in the sour apple.
Arsenal’s chance of winning the Euro League was less after 1-3 loss away for Rennes on Thursday. Chelsea won 3-0 in their first match of the 8th Final and took a long step towards quarterfinals.
Tottenham remembers with horror back in 2012 when they finished fourth but still had to play in the European League after Chelsea, who became number six, won the championship.
For whoever wins the Premier League, the Champions League, the European League, the FA Cup or the League Cup – England has only seven seats to represent in European tournaments, and there are a maximum of five vacant seats in the Champions League.