How Chelsea can still enter Europa League over Conference as Blues squad bemused

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The Pride of London explain and discuss how Chelsea can still enter the UEFA Europa League in 2024/25 instead of the UEFA Conference League. This is another element indicative of the achievement former Blues boss Mauricio Pochettino actually made at Stamford Bridge during the recently ended campaign.

Meanwhile prominent members of the CFC squad are clearly perplexed and upset by the abrupt exit of the Argentine. Many of the west London club's stars have even spoken in favour of the now ex-Chels' boss of late. PoL tries to get to grips with the whirlwind surrounding Chelsea Football Club, in an attempt to make sense of it all.

Chelsea players indicate their dissatisfaction with Mauricio Pochettino's departure via social media posts and previous comments

A notable group of Blues including Moises Caicedo, Nicolas Jackson, Mykhailo Mudryk and Marc Cucurella have alluded to their disappointment concerning Pochettino's supposedly amicable departure. And, to be perfectly frank, I am entirely unsurprised by their individual reactions to the news.

Apparently the roster were not even informed of the impending event before club and gaffer 'parted ways'. Some of the stars of the side, Jackson for example, appear to consider the one-time Tottenham Hotspur head coach as somewhat of a mentor.

How the Blues can obtain a Europa League place and avoid the lower rated Conference League

Just being back in Europe is great for the club in general. Any tournament will do, as it were. Obviously the Champions League is the most lucrative and prestigious of them all. Then comes the Europa League in the middle, and finally we have the Europa Conference League.

At the moment, Chels' have secured UECL football for next season. Happy days. But if Manchester United fail to beat their closest rival side in the FA Cup Final, the juggernaut that is Manchester City, the Blues will seal UEL on sort of a technicality. Even happier days!

Let's hope a top-class manager arrives who can even win one of those competitions whilst improving on the campaign's respectively respectable Premier League finishing spot. CFC are in a really good position going forward, providing they appoint another suitable candidate to steer the ship.

If the Blues are in the UEL next season as opposed to the UECL - Poch's achievement at the Bridge along with his CV are both enhanced significantly. Maybe Boehly and Eghbali should have waited for the outcome between Man United and Man City before ultimately deciding Pochettino's fate.