Liverpool’s Unexpected Contribution: How They Could Help Chelsea Reach European Glory Even in the Event of a Carabao Cup Loss


In their Carabao Cup matchup with Middlesbrough, Chelsea prevailed.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea team defeated Michael Carrick’s Middlesbrough team in a convincing fashion, moving on to the Carabao Cup Final.

Chelsea won the match overall thanks to the 6-1 victory. Now the Argentine manager and his coaching staff will now be able to attempt winning the manager’s first trophy as Stamford Bridge’s manager.

But it also offers Chelsea the chance to play football in Europe.

How Chelsea could qualify for European football with Carabao Cup win

The team that wins the Carabao Cup automatically qualifies for the Europa Conference League. Which is the ‘third tier’ of European football underneath the Champions League and the Europa League.

As of this writing, Chelsea is currently ranked ninth in the Premier League. Meaning that the Blues’ league standing does not grant them any eligibility for European competition.

This means Pochettino has a chance to get at least some form of European football next season at Wembley against Liverpool.

Liverpool can help the blues to play European football

Chelsea will play Jurgen Klopp’s team in the championship game after Liverpool won the match last night. This is fantastic news for their European ascent. In the event that they are not victorious in the competition, they may also be eligible to play in the Europa Conference League.

The highest-placed Premier League team that hasn’t already qualified for European competition would take the spot if bookies’ favorite Liverpool won the trophy and also qualified for European football through another route, like winning the FA Cup or finishing in the top four (which seems likely given their Premier League position).

Chelsea now has an additional spot in the Premier League standings to attempt to qualify for European football. Which could be crucial considering how fiercely competitive the top division is.

Chelsea has higher aspirations than the Conference League. However, the extra place means it may be a decent way back in.

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