Chelsea and Tottenham both have Champions League football to look forward to next season after securing top-four finishes. Whilst the Blues spent much of the season lodged in third place after failing to sustain a challenge for the title, they had to overcome some late inconsistent form to consolidate the position they held for much of the campaign.
Meanwhile, Spurs’ form dramatically improved in the second half of the season with the arrivals of Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski in January providing a timely boost. The decisive nature of the north London derby victory over Arsenal swung all the momentum in their favour which the Gunners failed to recover from in time.
Their 2-0 defeat at Newcastle left Spurs in charge of their own destiny and Antonio Conte’s side ruthlessly took advantage with a 5-0 triumph at Norwich to seal their first top-four finish since the 2018/19 season. A great achievement for the Lilywhites considering their campaign was floundering under former boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
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Chelsea and Spurs clubs can look forward to some exciting European nights against the cream of the continent, but which clubs could they face next season? We take a look at which sides have qualified for the group stages.
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