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European places extend to seventh

Four UEFA Champions League (UCL) qualification places (group stage proper) will be  given to top four Premier League clubs.

The fifth-placed team in the Premier League qualify for the Europa group stage proper.

With Chelsea playing Leicester City in the FA Cup next weekend, the second Europa League group stage is likely o go to sixth place in the winner stays within the top four of the Premier League table.

As Manchester City won the EFL League cup yesterday the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL) qualification play-off stages will go to seventh place.

West Ham remain in fifth place with five games left to play, they sit three from fourth place, one point above sixth place Liverpool and two points above seventh place Spurs.  Everton sit in eighth place three points behind the Hammers with a game in hand.

A drop below seventh in the final standings would be a disappointing end to a fantastic season for the Hammers.

 

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

7 comments on “European places extend to seventh

  1. What’s the scenario if Chelsea win the ECL but don’t finish top 4 and Arsenal win EL and finish 7th or 8th ? How are West Ham affected ?

    • If Im not mistaken England get maximum 5 spots in CL. If Arsenal and Chelses win their respective competitions and neither team gets top 4 then 4th place ib PL would get EL and not CL (1-3+Arsenal+Chelsea).

  2. Be careful what you wish for !! The Europa league is a poisoned chalice – too many games plus the Thurs/Fri traveling, especially with a real thin squad of top quality players. Both Burnley and Wolves have fallen away in the Premiership after being locked in that commitment. It has weakened Arsenal this season also, possibly even Spuds too.. Maybe 5th position going straight into the group stages but we’ll probably finish 7th with the injuries ongoing.

    I’d take 8th, miss the Europa and strengthen the squad, especially upfront, for an unhindered run at the Top 4 next season. We can dream….

  3. Good logic Richmond, we did not expect to be where are this season and I pretty sure David Moyes didn’t either! We should encourage steady progress with developing the squad and hopefully that way we do not become a one season wonder!

  4. What tosh – did you lot stay locked indoors for the last year because you may come into contact with someone with Covid??
    Sullivan will not invest and we will lose Rice and Souchek without Euro qualification and even with that money to ,partially,reinvest, Moyes will not have full control,imo.Heavens,only a few months ago DS was moaning about the cost of travel to Merseyside!!
    How can you call yourself fans and hope we finish out of the top seven??

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