Brighton 1 - 2 Chelsea : 3 Blues lessons learned

Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea FC - Premier League
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Chelsea a point away from confirming European football for next season

Following yesterday's results in the league, Chelsea currently sit in sixth place in the Premier League table, as Manchester United secured a victory over Newcastle United. Both teams now have 57 points, while the Blues are slightly ahead with 60 points. A single point in Sunday's match against Bournemouth would guarantee Chelsea a return to European football after missing out in the current season.

In the scenario where Chelsea secures a victory on Sunday, their qualification for European football hinges on whether Manchester United clinches the FA Cup title. If United falls short in the FA Cup, Chelsea will earn a berth in the UEFA Europa League. Conversely, if United emerges victorious in the cup competition, Chelsea would settle for a place in the UEFA Conference League. However, there's an additional captivating prospect on the horizon, with Tottenham Hotspur just three points ahead of Chelsea. Should Sheffield United manage to triumph over the North London side, and Chelsea secures a win at Stamford Bridge, the Blues would leapfrog over Tottenham into fifth place in the table, cementing their qualification for the UEFA Europa League. With so much at stake as the season reaches its climax, Chelsea fans eagerly await the outcome of these pivotal matches.