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Does sixth place qualify for Europa League?


The ultimate day of the 2023/24 Premier League season threw up a good quantity of drama as groups contested the title, European locations and relegation.

The Champions League qualifiers had lengthy been determined bar Aston Villa, who secured a top-four berth after Tottenham Hotspur’s defeat to Manchester Metropolis. That left Spurs battling for fifth place, with the likes of Chelsea, Newcastle United and Manchester United all hopeful of sealing their spots in both the Europa League or Convention League.

Whereas sixth is normally sufficient to ensure Europa League soccer, Chelsea have a little bit little bit of ready to do earlier than figuring out for sure which UEFA competitors they’ll contest in 2024/25.

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Provisionally, sixth place is a Europa League place within the Premier League. Chelsea completed there after a wonderful late season run of type and have secured European soccer of some kind, although they’ve to attend till the results of the FA Cup closing to seek out out whether or not they’ll play in UEFA’s second-tier competitors or drop down within the Convention League.

The winners of the FA Cup routinely declare a spot within the following marketing campaign’s Europa League. Manchester United, who will contest the showpiece occasion at Wembley Stadium towards native rivals Manchester Metropolis, completed outdoors the highest seven, failing to qualify for European soccer by way of the league.

Nevertheless, in the event that they handle to beat Pep Guardiola’s title winners, the Crimson Devils would declare the second Europa League qualification spot alongside Tottenham Hotspur, who completed fifth. Such a consequence would see Chelsea stripped of their Europa League spot and dumped into the Convention League, the place they’d take the place of seventh-ranked Newcastle United who would go with none continental motion in 2024/25.

Manchester Metropolis ended up claiming the Premier League title forward of Arsenal on the ultimate day of the season, with Liverpool falling out of competition round a month or so earlier than the climax.

All of them certified for the Champions League alongside Aston Villa, who loved a outstanding marketing campaign underneath Unai Emery and ended up pipping Tottenham to a top-four place.

Spurs are undoubtedly in subsequent season’s Europa League after coming fifth, whereas Chelsea and Newcastle nonetheless must await the results of the FA Cup closing to find which competitors they’ll play in or – within the latter’s case – if they’ll journey across the continent in any respect.