An insight into the potential impact of the Premier League’s rising clubs from both the Europa League and Europa League this season was provided on Thursday.
The evening, so far, has of course proven quite positive for English clubs on the continent.
First, Leicester City booked their place in the semi-finals of UEFA’s latest European competition, the Conference League, thanks to a 2-1 win over Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven.
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This has since been followed by equally impressive feats on the part of West Ham’s David Moyes, who, at the time of writing, is 3-0 superior at Olympique Lyonnais.
So, what might Leicester and West Ham each mean for defying the odds all the way in Europe’s second and third tier competitions to dedicate next season’s Premier League to the continent?
Well, as we noted above, an insight was specifically provided on Thursday evening.
According to a report by ESPN’s Dale Johnson, the Foxes and Hammers seal the glory while losing the European qualification from the domestic qualification that would culminate in the opening of two additional spots for English clubs.
The latter will take its place in the Champions League, with the first in Europe, amid the prospect of as many as nine Premier League clubs taking part in UEFA competition in 2022/23.
So it is also important to note that any team that books their qualification by ending the league will not be affected by Leicester and West Ham’s endeavors in Europe.
If Leicester and/or West Ham win a European title and don’t qualify domestically, that’s +1 for the Premier League spots in Europe.
So Prem can have up to 9 places.
It does not affect any person entitled to the right locally.
– Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) April 14, 2022
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