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MetiNews.Com - Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel know what it will take to ensure Champions League qualification for the 2021/22 season, the Blues have two Premier League games remaining
Breaking News ! Destiny is still in Chelsea's hands, but there's little margin for error as the top-four race nears its conclusion. With Manchester City crowned as champions and Fulham's relegation back to the Championship confirmed, all that is left to be decided in the Premier League is which two teams will join the Manchester clubs in the Champions League next season. Chelsea took a huge step towards sealing a top-four spot with victory at the Etihad Stadium at the beginning of the month as they moved on to 64 points after 35 games. However, a frustrating 1-0 loss at home to Arsenal coupled with Leicester City and Liverpool both beating Manchester United at Old Trafford means the top-four battle is wide open. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now And following the Reds' dramatic win over West Brom on Sunday afternoon, it places even more importance on the Chelsea vs Leicester clash on Tuesday night. Defeat for either side could see them go into the final day of the season outside of the top-four. Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are also in with a shout - albeit a very small one - of gatecrashing the party but would need an unlikely set of results to claim the final Champions League spot. So what does this all mean for Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel, and the top-four battle? Well, the Blues have two games left in their season, which means they can achieve a maximum of 70 points by the end of the campaign if they beat Leicester City and Aston Villa. To avoid being caught by one of their London rivals, they will just need to match their results during the midweek round of fixtures. That is because Spurs and West Ham can only achieve a maximum points total of 65. Read More Related Articles Ashley Cole disagrees with Alan Shearer and Ian Wright over Chelsea's Reece James Read More Related Articles Chelsea midfielder hints Marina Granovskaia decision has already been made on free transfer Spurs could also do Chelsea a massive favour by beating Leicester on the final day which would mean the Blues finish in the top-four even if they draw at Stamford Bridge against the Foxes but beat Aston Villa. But, Tuchel will certainly be looking at how Liverpool finish the season.
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Last season's champions' maximum points total is 69 which means Chelsea need six more points to ensure they can't be caught by Jurgen Klopp's side - as long as they maintain a 100% record. In fact, the Blues may have eyes on catching Man United in second as just six points separates them in the table. Chelsea's remaining Premier League fixtures 18/05 - Leicester City (h) 23/05 - Aston Villa (a) Leicester's remaining fixtures 18/05 - Chelsea (a) 23/05 - Tottenham (h) Liverpool's remaining fixtures 19/05 - Burnley (a) 23/05 - Crystal Palace (h)
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