The Premier League has gained an extra place in European competition next season after Chelsea stormed to the FA Cup final.
Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley to set up a date with Liverpool - who beat Manchester City 3-2 a day earlier - on May 14.
The move means that the Premier League's seventh-placed side this season will be placed in the Europa Conference League.
The winner of the FA Cup automatically earns a spot in the Europa League and Thomas Tuchel's side look set to secure a third position in the Premier League; an outing that will see them qualify for next season's Champions League.
So, how will European qualification work in the Premier League this season?— Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) April 17, 2022
It's becoming much clearer now, as the FA Cup finalists will (almost certainly) both finish inside the top 6.
1-4 = Champions League
5-6 = Europa League
7 = Europa Conference League
That means there would be a Europa League spot up for grabs, with that going to the sixth-placed top-flight side now. Had Crystal Palace won the FA Cup, they would have joined the fifth-placed Premier League side in Europe's second tier.