Burnley are in pole position for a potential Europa League qualification spot and their first European appearance since the 1960s. That is because seventh place in the Premier League will make Europe, provided Southampton do not win the FA Cup.
Burnley are currently in seventh with six games remaining, six points above eighth-placed Leicester and eight ahead of Everton, who have played an extra game they could be further ahead come Saturday evening, with Leicester up next at Turf Moor in the Premier League.
Southampton will qualify for the Europa League if they win the FA Cup, with Chelsea next up in the semi-final at Wembley on April 22. The Premier League is allocated three qualifying spots for the Europa League which nominally go to the team finishing fifth in the league, the winners of the FA Cup and the winners of the Carabao Cup.
UEFA recently scrapped the scheme which sees the clubs topping the Fair Play League across Europe’s leading associations being handed a route into the Europa League at the first qualifying round.
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