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Three Premier League clubs in UEFA's top five club rankings

By Amreen
Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea are the top PL teams in UEFA's top five
Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea are the top PL teams in UEFA's top five / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Three of the Premier League's "Big Six" have been included in UEFA's latest five-year club rankings, namely, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea.

Bayern Munich rank first with 122 points, following their recent triumph in the Champions League. The Bundesliga giants have reached at least the quarter-finals of Europe's biggest competition in nine of the last 10 seasons, and have also won the Bundesliga for nine consecutive seasons.

Pep Guardiola's defending Premier League champions are second on the list despite their lack of European success, while Liverpool are third, and Chelsea come fourth, following their Champions League win last season.

Barcelona being ranked fifth can be deemed somewhat controversial considering the Catalan club have reached just one European semi-final during the last five years and haven't won LaLiga since 2019.

Tottenham (13th) and Arsenal (14th) are the other English representatives in the top 20, but last season's Europa League winners, Villarreal, miss out and are ranked 21.

Top 20 UEFA club rankings:

1. Bayern Munich

2. Manchester City

3. Liverpool

4. Chelsea

5. Barcelona

6. Paris Saint-Germain

7. Real Madrid

8. Juventus

9. Manchester United

10. Atletico Madrid

11. Sevilla

12. AS Roma

13. Tottenham

14. Arsenal

15. Porto

16. Borussia Dortmund

17. Ajax

18. Shaktar Donetsk

19. RB Leipzig

20. RB Salzburg