All eight of the Premier League’s clubs will participate in European competitions in the upcoming campaign.
Eight English teams will participate in European events the next season. The top four teams competing in the 2023–24 Champions League group stage are Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United, and Newcastle United.
West Ham United will join fifth-placed Liverpool and sixth-placed Brighton & Hove Albion in the Europa League for the upcoming season. Despite coming up at 14th in the Premier League, The Hammers were able to enter the tournament thanks to their victory in the Europa Conference League.
After qualifying for the Conference League with a seventh-place finish, Aston Villa completes the list of eight Premier League teams playing in Europe in the upcoming season.
Eight teams from the Premier League will participate in European events in the upcoming season, according to a graphic posted on the league’s official Twitter account.”
It’s the first time eight English clubs have qualified for Europe in the same season since the 2010-11 season. That season saw the traditional four teams qualify for the Champions League while four also competed in the Europa League following Birmingham City’s League Cup win, Stoke City’s FA Cup final appearance and Fulham’s UEFA fair play ranking.
These days, none of those methods would grant Europa League qualification with the League Cup winners entering the Conference League instead while now only the FA Cup winners earn a Europa League place. If the winners have already qualified for Europe based on league position, the Europa League place drops to the highest ranked Premier League side who hadn’t already qualified.
UEFA fair play was also scrapped at the end of the 2015-16 season.
Next season will be West Ham’s third consecutive European campaign while Brighton prepare to compete in Europe for the first time. It will be Newcastle’s first time in the Champions League group stage since the 2002-03 campaign and Villa’s first time back in Europe since 2011-12. The
It also marks only the second occasion since 2003 that Chelsea have not featured in European competition, the other being the 2016-17 campaign. Tottenham Hotspur have also missed out on qualifying for Europe for the first time since the 2008-09 season.