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Hammers fourth place nightmare scenario

West Ham still have a good chance to finish fourth but it’s worth noting that the team that finishes fourth might not actually qualify for the Champions League.

Yes, you read that right, because the success of English teams in the Champions League and Europa League could mean that the Premier League reaches its UEFA maximum of five qualifiers.

UEFA only permits a maximum of five entries from the same country, while honouring automatic entries for winners of the Champions League and Europa League.

As such, if Chelsea were to win the Champions League and Arsenal secured glory in the Europa League with neither finishing in the top four, then fourth place would only be good enough for a spot in Europa League

That’s because Chelsea, Arsenal and the top three Premier League finishers would fulfil the UEFA quota, recreating the brutal situation suffered by Spurs when they finished fourth in 2011/12.

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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

4 comments on “Hammers fourth place nightmare scenario

  1. Do you know if it’s correct that it Man City win the Champions and Arsenal don’t win the Europa that Champions league goes down to fifth place? I saw this quoted in another article.

  2. Hopefully Arsenal go out of Europa and lose, they are bang average but to be honest I would be happy with Europa with automatic qualification to the group stage.

  3. CL every time , we need to take this chance as we don’t know when the next one will come . Hopefully next season with the right hungry signings . COYI ⚒⚒

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