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The Premier League could have NINE clubs playing in European competitions next season 

REVEALED: The Premier League could be represented by NINE groups in Europe next season… as potential glory for West Ham and Leicester could open up additional spots

  • Four Premier League groups have a shot of European glory nonetheless this season
  • West Ham could make the Champions League through successful the Europa League
  • Leicester could nonetheless make the Europa League regardless of being tenth domestically
  • The variety of groups in Europe next year depends on the Hammers and Foxes 
  • The final time 9 English sides performed in Europe was in the 2008-09 season 

Just below half of the Premier League could be playing European soccer next season relying on how the remainder of the present marketing campaign performs out.

With the season approaching its climax, there may be nonetheless an enormous question over which clubs will qualify for the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League.

As nicely as that, Manchester City, Liverpool, West Ham and Leicester all have an opportunity of European glory in the approaching weeks.  

Just under half of the Premier League could be competing in European competitions next year

Just below half of the Premier League could be competing in European competitions next year

It comes as four English teams are still in with a shout of European glory in the current season

It comes as 4 English groups are nonetheless in with a shout of European glory in the present season

Traditionally, seven clubs qualify for Europe the next season, nonetheless, there could be as many as 9 who play mid-week soccer in the 2022-23 marketing campaign.

It would take a exceptional set of outcomes, which largely depend on West Ham and Leicester.

Should West Ham win the Europa League, they may mechanically qualify for next season’s Champions League regardless of the place they end in the Premier League, becoming a member of the top-four sides.

West Ham could qualify for the Champions League should they win the Europa League

West Ham could qualify for the Champions League ought to they win the Europa League

Likewise, Leicester could qualify for the Europa League if they win the Europa Conference

Likewise, Leicester could qualify for the Europa League in the event that they win the Europa Conference

The Hammers and Foxes could open the door for nine sides if they finish below seventh

The Hammers and Foxes could open the door for 9 sides in the event that they end under seventh

Meanwhile, ought to Leicester win the Europa Conference League, they could be part of two different groups in next season’s Europa League.

On a traditional foundation, the top-four go into the Champions League, fifth place and the FA Cup winners enter the Europa League and the staff that lifts the Carabao Cup going into the playoffs for the Europa Conference League.

However, with Liverpool successful the Carabao Cup and both the Reds or Chelsea set to say the FA Cup, that adjustments issues in phrases of European qualification.

It implies that the staff who end sixth will qualify for the Europa League and the membership in seventh goes into the Europa Conference League.

However, for 9 groups to qualify for Europe, each West Ham and Leicester will have to win their respective trophies and never end in the highest seven. 

There is still a chance that Manchester United might not play European football next season

There continues to be an opportunity that Manchester United may not play European soccer next season

There additionally stays a small likelihood that no English staff could play in the Europa Conference League next season.

For that to occur, Leicester would have to win the competitors and end in seventh – though that at present would appear unlikely, as they’re ten factors behind West Ham who at present occupy that position.

The greatest likelihood of 9 groups making Europe could be for West Ham and Leicester to win their respective European competitions, just for the Hammers to drop behind Wolves in the league – who’re solely three factors behind with a recreation in hand.  

Manchester United in the meantime are vulnerable to not playing in Europe for the primary time since 1990, if they do not end inside the highest seven.

What is required for 9 English sides to play in Europe next season

  • West Ham to win the Europa League
  • Leicester to win the Europa Conference League
  • Both the Hammers and Foxes to complete exterior of the highest seven 

Manchester City have one foot in the Champions League remaining after their 4-3 victory over Real Madrid.

Liverpool play their first leg towards Villarreal on Wednesday, whereas West Ham and Leicester have their respective semi-finals towards Eintracht Frankfurt and Roma kick-off on Thursday. 

The final time that there have been 9 clubs in Europe from the Premier League was again in the 2008-09 season.

Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all made the Champions League after ending in the top-four the season prior.

Everton certified for the UEFA Cup, earlier than it was renamed the Europa League by ending in fifth.

They have been joined by FA Cup winners Portsmouth, League Cup winners Tottenham and Manchester City who certified via the UEFA Fair Play rating.

Aston Villa completed in sixth, however needed to qualify for the UEFA Cup via the now defunct Intertoto Cup. 

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