Previously UEFA has suspended Manchester city from European competition for two seasons, so in the EPL 5th place gave the pass to the Champions League, but on Monday the court of arbitration for Sport overturned the punishment.
Coach of “Chelsea” Frank Lampard claims that he did not expect that the ban will remain.
“I never really hoped for disqualification “city” and did not think about additional place in the Champions League. Chelsea are in the top 3 of the Premier League, everything is in our hands and no other factors.”
“Now just finally became clear that we need to fight to be in the top 4 for Champions League,” said Lampard.
Chelsea ahead of Manchester United, which is 5th, 2 points.