Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs, Everton continue to fight for UCL qualification


With two-thirds of the Premier League over now, the top four places are still up for grabs.

Manchester City might be running away with the Premier League title this season but the likes of Manchester United (2nd), Leicester City (3rd), Chelsea (4th), Everton (5th), West Ham (6th), Liverpool (7th) and Tottenham (8th) could all finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.

It has been an inconsistent season for most teams due to the fixture congestion and injury problems and it will be interesting to see which three teams join Manchester City in the Champions League from England next year.

Tottenham and Liverpool are in a precarious position because of their recent run of form and they will have to improve immensely if they want to remain in the top four race over the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United are probably best placed to secure their place in the top four.

The Old Trafford outfit have done reasonably well this season especially on their travels and Chelsea seem to have picked up form since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel.

The likes of West Ham United are flying high under David Moyes and they cannot be written off just yet. Everton seem to have gained form and confidence after their derby win and Ancelotti will be hoping to pull off European qualification this season. 

Jurgen Klopp recently highlighted the importance of finishing in the top four. He said: “The main reason for qualifying for the Champions League is financial and it is a great competition to play in but, for the club, you want to excite some players to join.

“Yes, it would be very important to qualify but its importance doesn’t change a thing. I would hope people still see that we do our absolute best and try absolutely everything to make it happen but we will see how that will end up. “

Meanwhile, Mourinho seems upbeat about Tottenham’s chances: “Mathematically it’s possible so that means it’s realistic. Very hard, yes, very hard, but mathematically possible.”