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The Premier League’s seventh team will earn a place in the Europa Conference after Crystal Palace failed to reach the FA Cup final

The seventh team of the Premier League in the 2021/22 season will secure a place in the Europa Conference League.

Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley on Sunday to set up a date with Liverpool – who beat Manchester City 3-2 a day earlier – on 14.

Seventh-placed in the Premier League this season will secure a place in the Europa Conference League after Chelsea beat Crystal Palace in the FA Cup semi-finals

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Seventh-placed in the Premier League this season will secure a place in the Europa Conference League after Chelsea beat Crystal Palace in the FA Cup semi-finalsPhoto credit: Getty

But the Blues’ win in North London has affected the European picture for next season.

The winner of the FA Cup automatically earns a place in the European League.

And Thomas Tuchel’s sideways glance secured third place in the Premier League to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

The opponent in the final, Liverpool, is pressing TO WIN the prem as part of what would be a historical quadruple.

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That means there would be a Europa League spot up for grabs, which now goes to the sixth-placed top flight club.

Had Crystal Palace won the FA Cup, they would have joined the fifth-placed Premier League side in Europe’s second division.

But with the elimination of the Eagles and a top-four side destined to win the world’s oldest domestic cup competition, an additional European spot has opened up for English sides.

This means that the team that finishes seventh will now snag a spot in the championship Europe Conference League.

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However, there is a potential stumbling block.

Should West Ham win the Europa League or Leicester the Conference League AND finish seventh, NO The English team will be heading to the third tier of European football.

The Hammers are through to the Europa League semi-finals after their heroic win in Lyon on Thursday, while the Foxes are through to the Conference League Final Four after a stunning win at PSV.

West Ham meet Eintracht Frankfurt, who beat Barcelona midweek, in the semifinals, Rangers and RB Leipzig in the other game.

Meanwhile, Leicester meet Roma while Feyenoord meet Marseille in the Conference League semifinals.

As things stand, West Ham are currently seventh and Leicester ninth – with Wolves between them.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18291439/europa-conference-premier-league-seventh-chelsea/ The Premier League’s seventh team will earn a place in the Europa Conference after Crystal Palace failed to reach the FA Cup final

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