With UEFA banning Manchester City today this opens up what would happen to the last spot in the Champions League in the Premier League? Well quickly the internet was able to give us the information we needed and thanks to our friends at Football London:
Source: The Premier League’s fifth-placed team will be in line to take England’s fourth Champions League position should Manchester City’s UEFA ban be implemented.
European football’s governing body announced on Friday evening that Pep Guardiola’s side will be suspended for the 2020/21 and 21/22 seasons and must pay a €30million fine after they were found to have broken financial fair play rules while also failing to co-operate with UEFA during their investigation.
While City, who have denied all accusations since charges were brought last May, have already confirmed that they will appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, if they fail to overturn the ban the next best-placed club in the league will get their place instead.
With Man City’s ban, Champions League qualification would then be earned with a FIFTH-placed finish.
1?? Liverpool – 73
2?? M?a?n? ?C?i?t?y? ?-? ?5?1?
3?? Leicester – 49
4?? Chelsea – 41
5?? Sheffield Utd – 39
— Goal (@goal) February 14, 2020
I mean in a way this is fantastic news for the Spurs. Of course our goal here is to get to 4th and catch Chelsea and jump Sheffield United. However, if for some reason we are unable to do so a 5th place finish could potentially mean Champions League football next season. I’ll take it. Still, the push for 4th place is on it’s way and very achievable. However, sometimes it’s better to be lucky.