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Premier League scenarios: Europa League and relegation requirements


The final day of the 2014/15 Premier League season is nearly here.

Not everything is up for grabs this season, but there are still key spots to be gained and some to avoid. With so much still up for grabs, here’s a look at everything necessary for any clubs with something still left to play for.

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  • Chelsea has clinched the Premier League championship.


  • Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, and Manchester United have all clinched Champions League places.
  • Manchester United (@ Hull City) will finish in 4th position - the Champions League playoff position - unless they win and (vs West Bromwich Albion) Arsenal loses, plus they would need to make up 8 goals in differential.


  • Currently, 5th and 6th positions are guaranteed Europa League spots. Should Arsenal win the FA Cup final 7th position will also become a Europa League position. If Aston Villa wins the FA Cup, only 5th and 6th would get a place in the Europa League, and Villa would take the third spot. This determines how a team can clinch Europa League play on Sunday by finishing either 5th or 6th.
  • Liverpool (@ Stoke City) will qualify for the Europa League IF: Equal or better Tottenham (@ Everton) result OR equal or better Southampton (@ Manchester City) result OR lose plus Southampton draw OR lose by less than five plus Tottenham draw.
  • Tottenham (@ Everton) would qualify for the Europa League IF: Equal or better Southampton (@ Manchester City) result.
  • Southampton (@ Manchester City) will qualify for the Europa League IF: Win plus Liverpool (@ Stoke City) or Tottenham (@ Everton) loss OR draw plus Tottenham loss.


  • Burnley and Queens Park Rangers have already been guaranteed relegation.
  • There are only two other teams fighting to avoid the third place of relegation.Newcastle has a two-point advantage on Hull City, while Hull City has a 7-goal differential advantage.
  • Newcastle (vs. West Ham) would be safe with: Win OR Hull City draw or loss
  • Hull City (vs. Manchester United) would be safe with: Win and Newcastle draw or loss

May the best club win!

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