Who qualifies for the Europa League? English teams that can still qualify for the tournament - from Wolves to Man United

One of Chelsea, Leicester City and Man United will qualify for the Europa League

Thursday, 23rd July 2020, 5:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd July 2020, 5:31 pm
The race for Europa League places is set to go to the wire (Getty Images)

With just one game to play, the race for a place in Europe remains wide open.

While the eyes of most fans will be on the race for Champions League spots, the scramble for a Europa League place should also provide intrigue.

Here's everything you need to know about the last-minute clamber for a place in Europe’s second-tier tournament.

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Which places in the Premier League qualify?

The two teams which finish fifth and sixth in the Premier League will earn a place in the Europa League.

If the team which wins the FA Cup finishes in the top six, seventh place will also qualify.

Which English sides can still qualify?

Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester United are all vying for the two final Champions League spots, but one of the three are guaranteed to finish fifth and feature in the Europa League (unless they win the Champions League or Europa League).

Wolves currently occupy sixth spot and will qualify for the second-tier tournament if they win their final game of the season.

Tottenham are in seventh place and they need to better Wolves’ result to clinch sixth place.

The time which finishes seventh will then need to hope for a Chelsea win in the FA Cup final which is contested by Chelsea and Arsenal.

Arsenal can qualify for the Europa League if they win against Chelsea.

What if a team wins the Europa League or Champions League?

If a team wins the Europa League or Champions League they will qualify for next season’s Champions League.

If Chelsea win the Champions League and finish outside the top four then five sides will qualify for the Champions League and two will qualify for the Europa League.

This is also the case if Man United or Wolves win the Europa League.

If Chelsea and Wolves win their respective tournaments and finish outside the top four then just England’s top three sides will qualify for the Champions League, along with the pair of champions.