PL gains extra Euro spot after Chelsea reach FA Cup final

The Premier League secured an extra place in the European competition next season after Chelsea stormed to the FA Cup final.

Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium to set a date with Liverpool – who beat Manchester City 3-2 the day before – on May 14.

The move means that the seventh-placed team in the Premier League this season will be placed in the European Conference League.

The FA Cup winner automatically wins a place in the Europa League and it looks like Thomas Tuchel’s side are poised to secure third place in the Premier League; It is an outing that will see them qualify for the Champions League next season.

This means there will be a place in the Europa League, as that goes to the sixth-placed team in the top flight now. Had Crystal Palace won the FA Cup, they would have joined the fifth-placed Premier League side in Europe’s second tier.