Man City have grown into one of the world’s biggest football clubs over the past 15 years. They have always been a famous club in England but they would be considered one of the smaller clubs in the Premier League until their new owners took over.
Since then, they have gone on to become one of the Premier League’s, and Europe’s best sides with some of the greatest talents in the world. They’ve perhaps been the dominant force in the Premier League since 2010, but have not yet reached European glory. That’s why when Financial Fair Play swooped in to give City a two-year European ban, everyone associated with City got worried.
Their ban could have caused big problems, with talent leaving and significantly less money coming into the club. But now they can sigh a relief as the decision has been overturned.
This does mean that Man City will be in the Champions League next season. It also means that other clubs will think they don’t have anything to worry about when it comes to Financial Fair Play.
This also makes the Premier league’s race for Europe look totally different. Now that it looks like City will take a Champions League place, there is one less place for Chelsea, Man Utd, and Leicester, as well as Wolves and Sheffield United who have an outside chance and can also qualify for the Europa League.
There are just three games left this season and it will be interesting to see who can grab the third and fourth spots.
Leicester’s form has dropped massively and Brendan Rodgers admitted the Foxes are nowhere near ready for the Champions League, while Man Utd have been in top form lately. If you ask me what team would struggle I would pick Leicester because they have slipped up a lot lately and are trying to find their right-back which might take too long.
I still think Chelsea will qualify for the Champions League because of how they move through the hurdles.
We all thought that when Liverpool wins the league the final stretch of the season might not be interesting, but we still have plenty of excitement in the battle for top four. Now two parts of the table are key – who will stay in the league and who will play European football. #mmlove