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Who qualifies for Champions League and Europa League from the Premier League?

Vincent Kompany and Manchester City raise the FA Cup after beating Watford and becoming the first English men's team to win the domestic treble.

With two English teams in the Champions League final, and another two in the Europa League final, we take a look at how European qualification in the Premier League will shape up for next season.

Manchester City's victory over Watford in the FA Cup final means seventh in the Premier League, Wolves, will enter the Europa League in the second qualifying round with ties on July 25 and Aug. 1. Wolves will have to play six matches before the end of August just to get to the group stage, with the Premier League getting under way on the weekend of Aug. 10.

Arsenal (if they do not win the Europa League) and Manchester United are now guaranteed to start direct in the UEL group stage in September.

Here's how European qualification can pan out with the reminaing scenarios.

- When are the Premier League fixtures published?
- When does the new Premier League season start?
- When does the transfer window close?


Champions League winners: Liverpool or Tottenham

Europa League winners: Chelsea

FA Cup winners: Manchester City

The top four in the Premier League would go to the Champions League, with Arsenal and Manchester United in the UEL group stage and Wolves in the second qualifying round. So, nothing changes from where we are now.

EUROPEAN PLACES

Champions League: Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham

Europa League group stage: Arsenal, Manchester United

Europa League qualifying: Wolves 


Champions League winners: Liverpool or Tottenham

Europa League winners: Arsenal

FA Cup winners: Manchester City

The Premier League would have five teams in the Champions League -- the top four plus Arsenal. There would be only two teams in the Europa League, Watford and Manchester United.

If the Gunners win the Europa League, the Premier League "loses" the position they would have qualified for, so Wolves still have to go through qualifying.

EUROPEAN PLACES

Champions League: Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal

Europa League group stage: Manchester United

Europa League qualifying: Wolves 


What happens to the UCL place reserved for the titleholder?

The winners of the Champions League this season -- Liverpool or Tottenham -- have qualified for next season's competition via the league.

This will have no effect on the number of Premier League teams in next season's draw, as the holders only take the place reserved for them if they need it. So, for instance, Liverpool winning the final does not mean fifth in the league also goes into the UCL.

What it does mean is the champions of Austria, FC Salzburg, will definitely go directly through rather than having to qualify. There will also be promotions through qualifying for the Czech champions (final qualifying round), PAOK of Greece (third qualifying round), plus Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv and APOEL, the winners of the league in Cyprus (both second qualifying round).

And what about the UCL place for UEL winners?

So we're talking about Chelsea winning the Europa League here, as if Arsenal win the UEL they will take the place in the UCL. It's the same scenario, with teams promoted through qualifying rounds. The third-placed team in France goes through to the group stage, with Austrian runners-up LASK Linz and second place in Turkey elevated to the third qualifying round.

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