Merely put, Tottenham can solely safe Europa League qualification for subsequent season if Chelsea assist them out.
Spurs followers will hate to confess it – however they might actually use a favour from their arch rivals between now and the top of the home marketing campaign.
The race for Europa League qualification appears to be like set to go right down to the ultimate day (and past) after Wolves beat Crystal Palace 2-Zero on Monday evening – placing them firmly in charge of sixth place.
Win their closing match of the season and Europa League soccer for Wolves is assured. However guess who that recreation is in opposition to? Chelsea.
With Spurs loitering only one level behind Wanderers forward of a beneficial journey to Crystal Palace on the ultimate day, Jose Mourinho will little question be rooting for his former membership to take factors off Nuno Espirito Santo’s males this Sunday.
Resulting from their objective distinction, some extent will take Spurs above Wolves if Chelsea can beat them on the ultimate day, whereas victory for Tottenham at Selhurst Park would do the job if the Blues can get a draw.
And that’s not all. If Wolves do beat Frank Lampard’s facet at Stamford Bridge, Tottenham will discover themselves rooting for the Blues twice inside one week.
After Sheffield United’s defeat to Everton, Tottenham won’t end any decrease than seventh – and that might but safe Europa League soccer. However provided that Chelsea beat Arsenal within the FA Cup closing on August 1.
That’s as a result of successful the FA Cup comes with a Europa League spot – which Chelsea wouldn’t want, given they’re assured to complete within the high six.
If Chelsea win the ultimate, the Europa League place can be added to the league desk, that means seventh place would qualify.
Nevertheless, with Arsenal more likely to end exterior the highest six, the Gunners would qualify for the Europa League by successful the FA Cup, that means no European soccer for seventh place within the Premier League.
Mourinho helped Chelsea out by beating their top-four rivals Leicester 3-Zero on Sunday – now it’s time for that favour to be returned.