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Premier League final day: Who needs what for European football

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he Premier League title and relegation places may have already been decided, but there is plenty left to play for on the final day of the 2020/21 season.

Title winners Manchester City and second-placed Manchester United will be playing Champions League football next season, but third and fourth position are still up for grabs with one game remaining.

Chelsea and Liverpool are in pole position as they sit third and fourth respectively, while Leicester City will either need one of their rivals to drop points or otherwise beat Tottenham by a huge margin to qualify for the Champions League.

As long as Chelsea and Liverpool at least match Leicester’s result versus Spurs, then Thomas Tuchel and Jurgen Klopp’s teams will finish in the top four, with Leicester having to settle for the Europa League.

West Ham took a giant step towards the Europa League on Wednesday as they won 3-1 at West Brom, and now need just a point to confirm sixth place – and they may not even need that should results elsewhere fall in their favour.

Tottenham’s 2-1 home defeat to Aston Villa leaves Spurs with it all to do – and Arsenal and Everton both remain in contention for European football, which should make for a thrilling final round of games.

The Uefa Conference League is also being launched next season, and the team who finishes seventh will qualify for the new tournament – so even Arsenal, who sit ninth, could still sneak in should results go their way.

Premier League race for European football

Premier League final day fixtures

(all kick-off time 4pm BST)

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

Sheffield United vs Burnley

Wolves vs Manchester United


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