Chelsea could surrender their hold on a top four spot in the Premier League this season as both West Ham and Liverpool target a late surge into Champions League qualification.
While Jurgen Klopp and David Moyes have all their focus on the last four games of the league season, Thomas Tuchel also has the Champions League and FA Cup to worry about.
Following a 1-1 draw in their semi-final first leg against Real Madrid, the Blues are well placed to reach the final as they have done in the FA Cup.
Those distractions could have an impact on their remaining league fixtures, which come against Manchester City, Arsenal, Leicester and Aston Villa following the comfortable win over Fulham.
A supercomputer has now predicted how the final table will end up, and it won’t make for good viewing for Chelsea supporters with a late slide down the table.
With City winning the title Manchester United and Leicester have been tipped to keep hold of second and third places respectively with Chelsea as low as seventh.
They have Liverpool finishing fourth with 67 points, West Ham fifth with 66, Tottenham sixth with 64, sitting above Chelsea on goal difference.
The predictions have the Blues taking just three points from their final four matches, which would no doubt damage their 2021/22 season unless they can win the Champions League.
The table goes onto to predict Everton, Arsenal and Aston Villa making up the top ten, with Leeds, Southampton, Wolves, Burnley and Crystal Palace making up the top 15.
It goes on to show Newcastle and Brighton clear of relegation by 12 and 10 points respectively, with Fulham and West Brom joining Sheffield United in the drop to the Championship.
The prediction might just offer some hope for 2019/20 champions Liverpool, who take on Southampton, West Brom, Burnley and Crystal Palace before the end of the season.
However, should a Premier League club win the Champions League and another win the Europa League without finishing inside the top four, fourth in the table will drop into the Europa League.
That is down to the maximum of five clubs per country being allowed into the leading competition.
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Klopp said on the scenario: "It is not nice if you are fourth and then you get kicked out because of another team winning the Champions League. That's not cool.
“These are the rules at the moment so we have to accept them and if they are wrong, then we have to change them. But at the moment, we have to work with that.
“There is a good chance again of having two all-English finals in Europe. That makes it really tricky. You could end up with six teams (qualifying) in the Champions League.
“I have no problem with that. I would love it.”
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