Having been major players in the doomed plan to wreck the Champions League this week, Chelsea and Liverpool face a crucial weekend trying to ensure they qualify for next season's edition via a top-four finish in the Premier League. Chelsea edged back into the top four with a drawRead More »
Leicester are third in the Premier League after victory over West Brom.
After the outpouring of criticism from players against the Super League proposals, the current European competition could be next in line
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan says the new Champions League format is “just the lesser of two evils” in comparison to the European Super League. City were the first club to pull out of the breakaway amid intense criticism from fans, pundits, players and politicians and have since been followed by eight other founder members, with only Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona standing firm. The Champions League expansion, to come into play from 2024, increases the number of teams involved from 32 to 36 and a revamped league stage will follow a new “Swiss model”, which will see each team play ten matches - up from the six in the current group stage.