Chelsea’s run to the Champions League final has the potential to complicate the qualification process for next season's competition.

Should Roberto Di Matteo's side win in Munich on May 19, the top three in the Premier League will go straight into the group stages, with Chelsea also claiming a place. The team that finishes in fourth in the Premier League would go into the Europa League.

Should Chelsea lose the final, the Premier League's top three would qualify for the group stages as normal, while the team finishing in fourth place would begin their European campaign in the Champions League play-off round.

PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE
P W D L F A GD PTS
Manchester United 35 26 5 4 86 32 54 83
Manchester City 35 25 5 5 87 27 60 80
Arsenal 35 20 5 10 67 43 24 65
Newcastle 34 18 8 8 53 42 11 62
Tottenham 34 17 8 9 57 39 18 59
Chelsea 34 16 10 8 56 38 18 58
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