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Fourth place may not be enough

West Ham could finish fourth and miss out on the Champions League!

The Hammers are close to securing qualification for Europe this season and currently sit fourth in the Premier League table, one point behind Leicester after beating the Foxes on Sunday.

But a new report from The Daily Star has revealed that fourth-place may not be enough to see the club into Europe’s elite club competition.

A maximum of five Premier League clubs can qualify for the Champions League each season.

So, if the top four remains as it is, and Arsenal win the Europa League while Chelsea or Liverpool win the Champions League, fourth-place would NOT qualify for the competition.

Arsenal drew the first leg of their Europa quarter final with Slavia Prague 1-1, while Chelsea beat Porto 2-0 away from home in the Champions League in the first leg of their quarter-final. Liverpool face an uphill battle, as they lost 3-1 to Real Madrid.

Chelsea and Liverpool are currently fifth and sixth, respectively, while the Gunners are ninth.

The Hammers may need to focus on finishing THIRD, if they want to be sure of their European dream next season.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

5 comments on “Fourth place may not be enough

  1. So we’re fine then as none of the above are winning those trophies this year lol COYI!

  2. So we’re fine then as none of the above are winning those trophies this year lol COYI!

  3. What happens if Man City win the champion league?… do 5th qualify for the champions league…

  4. The Daily Star just can’t bear the thought can they?

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