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Chelsea vs Leicester vs Man Utd: Who’s in pole position to make the Champions League?

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Brendan Rodgers, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard

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ByEurosport
25/07/2020 at 13:25 | Updated 25/07/2020 at 14:25

Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester City are battling it out for two Champions League spots on offer but who is in pole position to secure their top four spot?

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At one point it looked like Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester City would all be competing in the Champions League next season but the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to overturn Manchester City’s European ban means there are just two Champions League spots now up for grabs. So, with three teams jostling for those spots, who will come out on top?

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United's 1-1 draw with West Ham saw Ole Gunnar Solskjær's men up into third, a point ahead of Chelsea, who were beaten 5-3 by Liverpool and may now need to beat Wolves on the final day to secure a top-four finish.

Manchester United are also just a point ahead of Leicester and are set for a fascinating showdown at the King Power on the last day of the season, with United needing a point to secure fourth spot and Leicester needing to win.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - We will go there to win

"We've given ourselves a great opportunity.

"We wanted to give ourselves the chance to head there and get into the Champions League by beating them. Now, we'd be OK with a draw, but we'll be going there to win. You'll prepare as you always do to go and win the game.

"We've got three days now... the extra day before Sunday will make us 100-per-cent fresh."

Brendan Rodgers - It will be perfect

Brendan Rodgers

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"It will be absolutely perfect. It will be all in.

"The players have been fantastic. We've got one last opportunity. Whatever the result was today, we needed a result next week.

"I always felt that no matter how well you do, there will always be disappointment. Others will be gratified with the work done over the past 17 months to be in this position. I know there will be both feelings.

The players, what they've done in the past 17 months, to put themselves in this position, it's brilliant.
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