Tottenham’s go to to Newcastle and West Ham’s journey to Manchester Metropolis are amongst seven video games that might be screened dwell on Sky Sports activities within the coming weeks.
Newcastle and Spurs are vying for a spot within the prime 4, and go head-to-head at St James’ Park on Sunday, April 23, kick off 2pm.
Title-chasing Manchester Metropolis host West Ham on Wednesday, Might 3 within the first of six matches throughout six days which can be being televised dwell.
Manchester United’s go to to Brighton is dwell the next night time, which can also be an 8pm kick-off, earlier than Liverpool host Brentford within the early night Saturday recreation.
Manchester Metropolis vs Leeds United and Newcastle United vs Arsenal is a part of a Tremendous Sunday double header earlier than Southampton’s go to to Nottingham Forest on Monday Evening Soccer on Might 8.
High 4 state of play
The Premier League top-four race is heating up. Simply eight factors separate Manchester United in third and Brentford in eighth. Ending fourth might sound a shoo-in for Champions League qualification, however this season it’s no assure. Here is why…
Manchester United at present occupy third spot within the Premier League. Erik ten Hag’s facet are one level above fourth-placed Tottenham however have two video games in hand.
Spurs are two factors forward of fifth-placed Newcastle however have performed two extra matches than the Magpies, whereas Liverpool are 5 factors additional again in sixth, stage with Brighton and Brentford.
How ending fourth won’t be secure
In regular circumstances, the highest 4 groups within the Premier League qualify for the Champions League group stage. In order it stands, that may be Arsenal, Manchester Metropolis, Manchester United and Tottenham.
Nonetheless, there are additionally different routes into the competitors. Ending fourth and never qualifying for subsequent season’s competitors depends upon the performances of Manchester United and Chelsea on the home and European stage.
If Chelsea, at present tenth within the Premier League, win the Champions League, they’ll go straight into the group stage of subsequent season’s competitors regardless of not occupying a conventional qualifying place within the Premier League.
Equally, if Manchester United win the Europa League, they’ll robotically qualify for the group stage of subsequent season’s Champions League even when they drop out of the highest 4 within the Premier League.
UEFA guidelines state there can solely be a most of 5 English groups within the Champions League, which suggests if the above state of affairs was to occur then fourth place within the Premier League would miss out on Champions League qualification and drop into the Europa League group stage.
Chelsea tackle Actual Madrid within the Champions League quarter-finals, whereas Manchester United face Sevilla within the Europa League final eight.