10 May 2012

Chelsea need to win Champions League to compete in 2013

12:36 pm on 10 May 2012

Chelsea will have to win the Champions League final if they're to compete in next season's competition after a 4-1 loss to Liverpool ended their hopes of a top four Premier League finish.

The result comes just three days after Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Cup final.

England's top four clubs will enter next term's Champions League unless Chelsea beat Bayern Munich at the German club's ground in the final next week.

If Chelsea win, it'll deprive the team in fourth spot of a place in the preliminary round.

That fourth-placed team is currently Tottenham Hotspur.