14 Feb 2020 18:55:11
Good day Ed, not really Chelsea related but Man City. What happens if City make the top 4 but are banned to compete in the UCL next season? Who replaces them or will the EPL be allowed only 3 teams for the season?
Sorry I posted this on European page by mistake.

{Ed002's Note - Try the Manchester City page.}

1.) 15 Feb 2020
15 Feb 2020 08:08:08
I read this earlier (in a story about City, I wasn't using the UEFA rulebook for night time reading) .

Article 4.08 of the UEFA rulebook states: “A club which is not admitted to the competition is replaced by the next best-placed club in the top domestic championship of the same association, provided the new club fulfils the admission criteria. ”.

2.) 15 Feb 2020
15 Feb 2020 10:14:29
5th place will get the CL spot if City finish within the top 4 and remain banned from the competition. However there is also potential talk about a points reduction in the PL from the FA which could see city miss out of the top4 regardless.