Main things to play for in English football
Premier League football returns in less than a week now. It’s been a long while since we’ve watched the last Premier League match. In this article we would like to refresh your minds. That’s why we discuss the most important things that the teams will play for in the remainder of this season.
Premier League Title
This is the most important thing for everyone in the red part of Liverpool. With a 25 points lead, it’s inevitable that Liverpool FC is going to win the Premier League title this season. With only 9 more matches to go, only Manchester City is mathematically able to surpass Liverpool.
Champions League tickets
It’s clear that Liverpool will win the Premier League and therefore the first tickets for next seasons Champions League. Four Premier League clubs will qualify for the UCL next season through the league. Next to Liverpool three other teams will qualify. Manchester City looks to have secured the second ticket. They’ve got a lead of 12 points to the fifth placed Manchester United, with an extra game to go for Man City. The problem for the Cityzens is however that they face a European football ban for two seasons. That will mean the fifth placed team will also go directly into the Champions League. Leicester City and Chelsea are the frontrunners for the remaining two tickets, with the likes of Manchester United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United following them.
Staying in the Premier League is really important for the teams at the bottom. At this moment there are six teams in serious danger. Brighton & Hove Albion, West Ham United, Watford, Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich City at the teams that will try to finish above the relegation spots.
The second biggest trophy in English football is the FA Cup. The tournament reached the quarter finals, so eight teams still hope to win the cup this season. Norwich City, Manchester United, Sheffield United, Arsenal, Leicester City, Chelsea, Newcastle United and Manchester City are the teams still involved in this tournament. The FA Cup final will be played on the 1st of August.