Tottenham Hotspur now look to be reaping the rewards of their famous run to the Champions League final last season in the new UEFA rankings.
The UEFA club coefficients are calculated based on a club’s performance in Europe over the last five seasons.
Spurs have now moved up from 17th all the way to 12th this year thanks to that final in Madrid, despite the fact they came out on the losing side.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s run to the last 16 in 2014/15 no longer applies, so they drop down from 12th to 14th, seeing Spurs leapfrog them in the process.
Despite the fact they have gone three years without Champions League football, the fact that Arsenal have some good Europa League campaigns and last-16 finishes in the CL in their five-year history, they remain above Spurs at ninth.
Man City currently rank sixth, somehow above Liverpool in eighth, while Man United rank at tenth.
You would assume that another good year in the Champions League with a run deep into the contest could see Spurs overtake Arsenal and Man United who have gone without top-tier European football for a number of seasons.
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