Top-four permutations: What needs to happen for Chelsea to secure a spot in the Champions League places

The season is coming to the business end for Frank Lampard's Chelsea and the race for Champions League qualification is going to the final day of the season for the Blues.

Liverpool and Manchester City have claimed the first two spots, while Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester United are all vying for the two remaining Champions League places available via the Premier League. 

For Chelsea, they face a final day game against Wolves at Stamford Bridge, while Leicester City and Manchester United face each other at the King Power Stadium. 


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Following Chelsea's 5-3 defeat against Liverpool and Manchester United's 1-1 draw against West Ham, Lampard's side slip to fourth but top-four remains in their hands with their two rivals facing one another. 


PERMUTATIONS: What needs to happen for Chelsea to clinch Champions League football next season?

Frank Lampard's side will secure a spot in the top-four if they WIN or DRAW against Wolves, and that will seal it regardless of the outcome of the Leicester and Manchester United game.


What if they don't and Chelsea lose?

Chelsea need ZERO points from their final game against Wolves if:

- Manchester United beat Leicester City 


How will Chelsea fall out of the top-four?

Chelsea can still fall out the Champions League places and that will happen if:

- The Blues lose and Leicester City win, Lampard's side will slip to fifth or if Chelsea lose and the Foxes draw, it will see Brendan Rodgers' side climb into fourth on goal difference. 


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