Who needs what to qualify for the Europa League?

Who needs what to qualify for the Europa League?

In the English Premier League, teams that finish fifth and sixth are always set to qualify for the next season's Europa League.

This however changes when the FA Cup is involved.

If the FA Cup winners finish in the top six, then seventh place in the Premier League would qualify for the Europa League, then the team that qualifies in the lowest league spot goes into the second qualifying round.

At the moment, FA Cup semi-finalists Arsenal are currently ninth in the league.

At least one of Chelsea, Leicester City, and Manchester United will end up in the Europa League spots but let's focus on the teams who will hope to qualify.


Remaining fixtures: Burnley, Crystal Palace, Chelsea

Wolves need to win their three remaining games to be sure of a Europa League spot. If the team in the seventh-place will qualify, then they can afford to draw one game.

Sheffield United

Remaining fixtures: Leicester City, Everton, Southampton

Sheffield United need to hope Wolves slip up if they are to finish in the top six. Three wins will however seal a top-seven spot.

Tottenham Hotspur

Remaining fixtures: Newcastle, Leicester, Crystal Palace

Spurs are looking at a season without any European football unless they can close a three-point gap on Wolves (or two points on Sheffield United if seventh place is enough).


Remaining fixtures: Liverpool, Aston Villa, Watford

Arsenal will be guaranteed a Europa League group place if they win the FA Cup - they face Manchester City in the semi-finals on 18 July.

They are five points below Wolves and four off the Blades.


Remaining fixtures: Wolves, Norwich, Brighton

Burnley are behind Arsenal on goal difference so would need a lot of results to go their way to even have a chance.

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