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UEFA Champions League- who is in and who could qualify?

Who is in?

The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious European competition on offer to clubs in their domestic leagues, and with one game to go, there are still several clubs unsure whether they will qualify for next season’s iteration of the competition.

England:

Manchester City and Manchester United have both confirmed their status in the Champions League for next season with two games to play. Beneath these sides, however, there is a three-horse race for the final two positions. FA cup winners Leicester City sit in third at present, but travel to Stamford Bridge to take on fourth-placed Chelsea on Tuesday.

A win for Leicester would confirm their Champions League qualification for next year, whilst a draw would leave their fate in their own hands. For Chelsea, a win would keep their hopes alive, whilst a loss would leave their fate in the hands of fifth-placed Liverpool, who are looking to take advantage of slip-ups from either side.

After a poor season for Jurgen Klopp’s side, Liverpool remain well in the hunt for the Champions League places, and provided they win their last two games, will be playing in Europe’s top competition next season, at the expense of Chelsea or Leicester.

Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel gestures on the touchline during the English FA Cup final football match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium in north west London on May 15, 2021. – – NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Nick Potts / POOL / AFP) / NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by NICK POTTS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

France:

Over in France, only the top three sides qualify for the Champions League, two of which are assured. LOSC Lille and PSG will certainly be playing in Europe’s top midweek competition next season, but the final place remains up for grabs. Monaco, current occupiers of third place, sit just one point clear of Lyon, with one game to play…

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