Leicester City could be seeded in pot one for Champions League

Published 2 Comments

Football News

Leicester City are closing in on the Premier League title in what has been one of the most remarkable seasons in English football history. 

Claudio Ranieri's side have wowed us with their incredible consistency throughout the course of the campaign and now look set to go all the way. 

With just seven games remaining, the Foxes hold a five-point advantage at the summit of the division but won't be resting on their laurels between now and May. 


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article:

Ranieri and co. will be well aware that six more wins will steer them to the title. No matter what happens between now and the end of the campaign, it looks all but certain that the club will qualify for next season's Champions League competition. That alone is a remarkable achievement. 

Unless they completely go off the boil, they will be competing with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus next term. Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, N'Golo Kante and co. will be handed their chance to express themselves against the very best Europe has to offer. 

Top pot 

But if they claim the Premier League title, which pot will they be seeded in? Well, Leicester City fans, your club really will be about to hit the big time.

As reported by Sky Sports, Ranieri's side will be placed in the top Champions League pot if they win the league.

Prior to this season, the top eight seeds were placed in order of the coefficients of each club competing in the tournament, but things changed at the start of this campaign. 

Now, seven of the eight clubs included in Pot 1 will be domestic title winners with the eighth side being the winner of the Champions League from the previous season. 

If the winner of the Champions League wins their league - this happened with Barcelona last term - then the winner of the eighth-ranked UEFA association will make up the final position in the top pot. 

As it stands, Leicester look set to secure a place in the top pot alongside Barcelona, PSG, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Benfica, CSKA Moscow and the Champions League winners or Dynamo Kiev. 

The Foxes, who have blown away their rivals on English soil this season, should head into the competition without any fear. 

In fact, they will be handed the opportunity to test themselves against some of Europe's leading sides this summer; taking to the International Champions Cup, the Premier League leaders will face Celtic, PSG and Barcelona. 

Can Leicester cause some of Europe's big boys problems? Have your say below! 

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Leicester City
UEFA Champions League
Premier League
Real Madrid

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again