Tottenham Hotspur

How can Tottenham qualify for the Champions League?

Sean Walsh
Antonio Conte is hoping to lead Spurs back into the Champions League
Antonio Conte is hoping to lead Spurs back into the Champions League / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages
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Tottenham are hoping to return to the Champions League after a two-season absence.

Spurs' run to the 2019 final was followed by a disastrous 2019/20 campaign that saw them humiliated by RB Leipzig in the last 16 just before the pandemic hit, while they finished sixth in the Premier League that term.

Under the guidance of Jose Mourinho, Tottenham looked well-positioned to mount a title challenge the following season, but their campaign unravelled in 2021 and the Portuguese was given his marching orders as Spurs just about recovered to finish seventh - their lowest placing since 2009.

Nuno Espirito Santo was in the job for mere months before he was sacked in November, and now Antonio Conte is the man tasked with leading Tottenham back into Europe's top club competition.

Here's what Spurs need to do to secure Champions League qualification.


How Tottenham can qualify for the Champions League

Following victories over Arsenal and Burnley, Spurs are back in the top four with just one game left to play - that being the trip to already-relegated Norwich on the final day.

And somehow, after this tumultuous season, things are finally in their own hands.

Arsenal slipped up against Newcastle, falling 2-0 at St James' Park, meaning Spurs enter the final day of the season two points clear and 15 goals better off.

A win at Carrow Road will seal a spot in next season's Champions League, while even a draw will be enough unless Arsenal beat Everton by 16 goals.

Should Spurs fall to a surprise defeat, Arsenal would leapfrog them with a win.

Tottenham Premier League fixtures

  • Norwich vs Tottenham (16:00) - 22/5/2022
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