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What every groups wants as Liverpool take management of prime 4 combat, Chelsea get increase however Leicester may miss out and Tottenham battle West Ham for sixth

We’re set for an exciting finish to the 2020/21 Premier League season with simply two gameweeks left and nonetheless rather a lot to be determined on the prime of the desk.

Manchester Metropolis have been topped champions whereas Sheffield United, West Brom and Fulham are already relegated.

The Premier League race for European football is heating up ahead of the last two games

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The Premier League race for European soccer is heating up forward of the final two video games

However the race for the European locations is heating up properly as groups head into their last video games and it’s set to go proper all the way down to the wire. 

Right here’s what’s on the road this week and what may get resolved…

Premier League permutations 

Man Metropolis have been topped champions and so have secured their place within the Champions League subsequent season. They’ll face Chelsea within the last of this yr’s elite European competitors on Could 29.

Likewise, Manchester United will end second regardless of solely managing a draw at dwelling to Fulham. The Purple Devils will then face Villarreal within the Europa League last on Could 26.

Bruno Fernandes has been key in United’s top four finish

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Bruno Fernandes has been key in United’s prime 4 end

The highest 4 groups within the Premier League will qualify for the group levels of the Champions League whereas successful both of Europe’s tournaments will even safe a spot within the group part.

A most of 5 English groups can play within the Champions League.

Whereas Metropolis and United are already in, Chelsea successful the Champions League however ending fifth would see England’s 5 staff quota fulfilled.

Premier League fixtures on talkSPORT

Wednesday, Could 19, 18:00 – Tottenham v Aston Villa – talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE

Wednesday, Could 19, 18:00 – Newcastle v Sheffield United – talkSPORT APP EXCLUSIVE

Wednesday, Could 19, 19:00 – Crystal Palace v Arsenal – talkSPORT APP EXCLUSIVE

Wednesday, Could 19, 20:15 – Burnley v Liverpool – talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE

The Blues, Leicester and Liverpool are within the combine to complete within the prime 4 whereas Tottenham and West Ham are not in rivalry.

There may be then the matter of the Europa League qualification and for the brand new Europa Convention League.

The fifth-placed staff and winners of the FA Cup will qualify for the group stage correct of the Europa League.

Leicester beat Chelsea within the last final weekend and if each end within the prime 4, the Europa League spot will go to the following highest-ranked facet which has not certified for a UEFA competitors.

The Europa Convention League spot goes to the EFL Cup winners. As Man Metropolis gained that trophy, their spot will once more go to the following highest-ranked staff which has not certified for a UEFA competitors.

Meaning the highest seven golf equipment within the Premier League are set to safe European soccer subsequent season. Right here’s what may occur…

Chelsea 

67 factors, 37 video games – Remaining video games: Aston Villa (away)

Crushed FA Cup finalists Chelsea took an enormous step in the direction of securing a top-four end by beating Leicester 2-1 on Tuesday.

A win over Aston Villa on the final day will verify it however some extent will probably be sufficient if Leicester fail to beat Tottenham.

Ought to they lose on Sunday and each Leicester and Liverpool win their remaining video games, Thomas Tuchel’s staff must accept a Europa League place.

The Blues may, nonetheless, then safe Champions League soccer in the event that they beat Man Metropolis within the last of this season’s event later this month.

Leicester 

66 factors, 37 video games – Remaining video games: Tottenham (dwelling)

Leicester secured European soccer over the weekend by claiming glory at Wembley within the FA Cup.

They have been additionally within the driving seat to complete third however suffered a harmful defeat to Chelsea.

A top-four end is now out of their fingers and so they should higher Chelsea’s consequence on Sunday.

Ought to Chelsea and Leicester win on the ultimate day and Liverpool declare most factors as effectively, the Foxes might want to safe a greater purpose distinction than the Reds to clinch Champions League soccer.

Leicester lifted the FA Cup for the first time ever at the weekend

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Leicester lifted the FA Cup for the primary time ever on the weekend

Liverpool

63 factors, 36 video games – Remaining video games: Burnley (away), Crystal Palace (dwelling)

Goalkeeper Alisson’s outstanding winner towards West Brom has ensured Liverpool are proper within the combine for a top-four end.

Chelsea and Leicester can’t each end the season with greater than 69 factors which is the utmost Liverpool can obtain.

The Reds have an inviting finish to the season and two wins from two will probably be sufficient to complete fourth if Leicester fail to beat Spurs. 

There may be additionally a really actual chance of purpose distinction deciding who finishes fourth.

If Chelsea win their last sport they are going to end on 70 factors and in third. A win for Leicester over Tottenham on the ultimate day and Liverpool successful their remaining two video games, they are going to be on 69 every and purpose distinction will probably be used.

Because it stands, Liverpool are on +21 and Leicester are on +20.

Ought to Liverpool fail to complete within the prime 4, a Europa League place beckons however an enormous swing of outcomes may see them drop into the Europa Convention League spot in seventh.

Alisson’s stunning winner of West Brom has kept Liverpool in the hunt for a Champions League place

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Alisson’s beautiful winner of West Brom has stored Liverpool within the hunt for a Champions League place

Tottenham

59 factors, 36 video games – Remaining Spurs video games: Aston Villa (dwelling), Leicester (away)

Chelsea’s win over Leicester means Tottenham can not end fourth.

Spurs must accept a Europa League place and two wins of their last two video games will verify that.

Tottenham face Leicester on the ultimate day in one other key sport.

The north Londoners may but slip into the Europa Convention League place in seventh and are at the moment solely forward of West Ham on purpose distinction.

Tottenham are looking to finish as high as possible this season

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Tottenham want to end as excessive as doable this season

West Ham

59 factors, 36 video games – Remaining video games: West Brom (away), Southampton (dwelling)

The Hammers might want to higher Spurs’ outcomes to assert a Europa League spot.

The Irons will even be involved of lacking out on European soccer fully with Everton, Arsenal and Leeds United all able to catching them within the last two video games.

Leeds United

56 factors, 37 video games – Remaining video games: West Brom (dwelling)

Leeds have gained three on the bounce to maintain their faint hopes of Europe alive.

They have to win their remaining match after which want a near-impossible swing in outcomes to go their manner.

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Everton

56 factors, 36 video games – Remaining video games: Wolves (dwelling), Man Metropolis (away)

Everton are out of rivalry for a end within the prime 5 however may but safe qualification for the Europa League or Europa Convention League.

The Toffees might want to higher the outcomes of West Ham and / or Tottenham to interrupt into the European locations.

Arsenal

55 factors, 36 video games – Remaining video games: Crystal Palace (away), Brighton (dwelling)

Like Everton, Arsenal are preventing for sixth or seventh.

They have to higher what Tottenham, West Ham and Everton do to have any probability of claiming European soccer subsequent season.

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