Can Spurs qualify for the Champions League next season? How Tottenham can catch Aston Villa in Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur were without European football for Ange Postecoglou’s debut season in charge but have almost certainly ensured that won’t be the case in the 2024/25 campaign.

The Australian manager has lifted the fans’ spirits with his free-flowing attacking style of play but at times it has cost his side in terms of results as their defense has been left vulnerable.

Spurs currently sit fifth in the Premier League above Manchester United, Chelsea and Newcastle United.

The Sporting News takes a look at whether they can still qualify for the Champions League as we enter the final few weeks of the season. 

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Can Spurs qualify for the Champions League next season?

Tottenham Hotspur are still within reach of Aston Villa, who currently sit fourth in the Premier League table and occupy the final Champions League qualification spot.

Spurs’ Champions League hopes were dealt a blow when English clubs that competed in this year’s competition were dumped out prematurely.

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Following Spurs’ 2-0 defeat to Chelsea, they now have just one game in hand on Villa and remain seven points behind with four games to play.

That would suggest Villa are all but confirmed to secure the final Champions League place, leaving the Europa League for Spurs.

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Premier League European qualifying spots to date

As of May 2, these are the English teams occupying the qualifying spots for European competitions in 2024/25.

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Champions League: Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Aston Villa

Europa League: Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United

Conference League: Newcastle United

Pos Team Points Matches
Played
Goals
Scored
Goal
Difference
1. Arsenal 80 35 85 +57
2. Manchester City 79 34 81 +50
3. Liverpool 75 35 77 +41
4. Aston Villa 67 35 73 +21
5. Tottenham Hotspur 60 34 67 +13
6. Manchester United 54 34 52 +1
7. Newcastle United 53 34 74 +19
8. Chelsea 51 34 65 +6
9. West Ham 49 35 56 -9
10. Bournemouth 48 35 52 -8
11. Wolves 46 35 48 -7
12. Brighton 44 34 52 -5
13. Fulham 43 35 51 -4
14. Crystal Palace 40 35 45 -12
15. Everton* 36 35 37 -11
16. Brentford 35 35 52 -8
 17.  Nottingham Forest** 26 35 42 -20
18. Luton Town 25 35 48 -29
19. Burnley 24 35 38 -32
20. Sheffield United (R) 16 35 34 -63

*Deducted 10 points for breach of profit and sustainability rules. Punishment was reduced to six points on appeal but were then deducted a further two points for another breach on April 8.

**Deducted four points for breach of profit and sustainability rules on Mar. 18.

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