Tottenham will now require the help from their London rivals Chelsea in some form if they wish to qualify for next season’s Europa League.
Wolves took all three points in a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Monday night which puts them narrowly ahead of seventh-placed Tottenham with a single point advantage (WWFC).
With one Premier League match left to play, it leaves Spurs with two scenarios in order to qualify for next season’s Europa League – both require help from Chelsea.
Spurs can finish as high as sixth this season, but to do so they will require a victory against Crystal Palace on Sunday and for Chelsea to at least draw against Wolves at Stamford Bridge (BBC).
This would leave Spurs in sixth place on 61 points and Wolves in seventh on either 58 points (loss) or 59 points (draw).
Alternatively, if Spurs fail to beat Palace or if Wolves take all three points from Chelsea it will leave Spurs in seventh spot and relying on Chelsea to beat Arsenal in the FA Cup final.
Seventh spot could be good enough to guarantee a place in the qualification stages for next season’s Europa League, however, if Arsenal (who cannot finish higher than eighth) win the final they will secure the Europa League qualification spot which would have originally gone to the team who finished in seventh place in the Premier League (PL).
So, no matter what, Spurs will require a helping hand from Chelsea to qualify for next season’s Europa League.
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Ideally, we will beat Palace on Sunday and then Chelsea will at least draw against Wolves which will earn us a spot for next season’s Europa League and we will not have to worry too much on the result of the FA Cup final. However, if we finish seventh then it could lead to quite a bit of stress next week.
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