Chelsea, Liverpool face fight to qualify on merit

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Chelsea, Liverpool face fight to qualify on merit

Clubs left out of the ‘elite’ European Super League will be out to prove a point this weekend

Martyn Herman

Having been major players in the doomed plan to wreck the Champions League this week, Chelsea and Liverpool face a crucial weekend trying to ensure they qualify for next season’s edition via a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Chelsea edged back into the top four with a draw against Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday, but only by virtue of goal difference over West Ham United who they face on Saturday.

West Ham, were one of the most vocal clubs in criticising Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal’s decision to jump on board the European Super League ship, calling it an “attack on football”...

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