We already know that Manchester City are the Premier League Champions, we also know that Fulham, West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United have been relegated. However, there is still plenty to be decided on what promises to be an exciting final day of the season.

Of course, each team playing will want to finish as high up the table as possible, if only for the extra cash that will bring them in from the Premier League in terms of prize money. However, for a number of teams chasing either a Champions League or Europa League place, Sunday’s set of games will be pivotal.

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Let’s now take a look at the things to be decided in the Premier League in the final week of action.

Premier League – Matchday 38 Key Issues

With the Champions of the Premier League already confirmed and the relegation issues already settled too, the sole focus for many fans this weekend will be on which teams clinch the Champions League and Europa League qualification spots this season.

So what spots are available in these competitions?

Champions League Qualification

The Premier League has four qualifying spots available in the Champions League, which are awarded to the teams finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the Premier League table.

Manchester City and Manchester United are already assured of finishing 1st and 2nd in the table respectively and will take two of those spots.

The remaining two spots will be decided between Chelsea, Liverpool and Leicester City with the three teams currently 3rd, 4th and 5th in the table respectively.

One thing to note is that it is possible we could have five Premier League teams in the Champions League next season. If Chelsea finished 5th in the Premier League but then won the Champions League final, then Chelsea would qualify for the Champions League as holders of the trophy, which would mean all five of these teams would qualify.

However, this scenario would mean that only two teams from the Premier League would qualify for the Europa League, the teams finishing 6th and 7th.

Key Champions League Qualification Games

  • Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur
  • Aston Villa v Chelsea
  • Liverpool v Crystal Palace

What Is Confirmed?

  • Manchester City and Manchester United have both qualified for the Champions League next season and will finish 1st and 2nd in the Premier League table.
  • Either Chelsea, Liverpool or Leicester will take the last two remaining Champions League qualification spots.
  • A win for Chelsea at Aston Villa would see them qualify in third place in the table for the Champions League.
  • Liverpool and Leicester both have 66 points, but Liverpool have a +4 better goal difference. If either team gets a better result than the other then the team with the best result will qualify for the Champions League. If they both get the same result, Leicester need to have a swing of four goals in their favour in order to jump above Liverpool in the table. If either team loses and the other wins or draws, then the losing team will finish 5th and the other team will qualify for the Champions League.
  • There are several other possible permutations (including one where all teams finish level on 67 points) in which case Liverpool would finish 3rd and Chelsea 4th with Leicester still 5th.

Who Are Our Tips To Land The Champions League Qualification Spots?

Given the fixtures, I think Chelsea and Liverpool will claim the Champions League qualification spots finishing 3rd and 4th in the table respectively.

Europa League Qualification

England has three Europa League qualification spots. These are awarded to the FA Cup Winners, the Football League Cup Winners and the team finishing fifth in the Premier League. However, if either or both of the FA Cup or League Cup winners qualify for the Champions League, then the teams finishing 6th and/or 7th in the Premier League will take these places.

Manchester City won the League Cup but also qualified for the Champions League as Premier League winners, which freed up the sixth spot for a Europa League place in the Premier League. If Leicester also clinch a Champions League spot, then their FA Cup Final victory will mean that the 7th placed team will also gain a Europa League spot.

However, if Leicester do not finish in a Champions League spot, then the 7th place team in the Premier League would qualify for the Europa League as Leicester would occupy two qualifying spots as FA Cup Winners and likely 5th place in the Premier League.

Essentially, barring some strange results, the teams finishing 5th, 6th and 7th in the Premier League after this weekend’s final games will qualify for the Europa League.

That would only change if Chelsea finish 5th and win the Champions League, in which case the teams finishing 6th and 7th would be the Premier League’s representatives in the Europa League next season.

Key Europa League Qualification Games

  • Arsenal v Brighton
  • West Ham v Southampton
  • Aston Villa v Chelsea
  • Manchester City v Everton
  • Liverpool v Crystal Palace
  • Leicester City v Tottenham

What is confirmed?

  • One of Chelsea, Liverpool or Leicester has already qualified for the Europa League at least by finishing no lower than 5th in the table, But two of those three teams will qualify for the Champions League and there is a scenario where all three could qualify which we have outlined above.
  • West Ham United need just a point, or Tottenham or Everton or both not to win, in order to claim a Europa League spot.
  • Tottenham and Everton are tied on points in 7th and 8th, but Tottenham have a +17 better goal difference (+21 to +4). A Tottenham win over Leicester would confirm them in the Europa League and confirm Leicester in the same competition.
  • Everton must get a better result than Tottenham in order to move into seventh spot. It would require a swing of eight goals in Everton’s favour over West Ham for the Toffees to be able to climb above the Hammers in the table, if West Ham were to lose.
  • If both Everton and Tottenham draw or worse, then Arsenal could leapfrog both to finish in 7th spot with a win over Brighton and West Ham would earn a Europa League spot regardless of their result.

Who Are Our Tips To Land the Europa League Qualification Spots?

My feeling is that Leicester City will finish 5th to claim the first Europa League spot, with West Ham finishing sixth and I think the big shock will be Arsenal leapfrogging both Everton and Tottenham to claim the final Europa League qualification spot in seventh.

Premier League Final Day Correct Score Predictions (and Odds)

Here is how I see the final day set of games panning out in the Premier League.

  • Arsenal 3-0 Brighton – 12/1
  • Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea – 8/1
  • Fulham 1-1 Newcastle United – 7/1
  • Leeds United 4-0 West Brom – 20/1
  • Leicester City 1-1 Tottenham – 15/2
  • Liverpool 2-1 Crystal Palace – 10/1
  • Manchester City 2-0 Everton – 15/2
  • Sheffield United 0-1 Burnley – 9/1
  • West Ham United 2-0 Southampton – 9/1
  • Wolves 1-3 Manchester United – 22/1

*All odds shown were correct with bet365 Sport as of Thursday 20th May 2021.