Burnley qualify for Europa League

Burnley will be participating in the UEFA Europa League next season by securing a top seven finish as Everton were only able to draw with Southampton on Saturday.

It will be the first time in 51 years that the Clarets have played European football.

Sean Dyche’s side still have two games to play but cannot be caught by either Everton or Leicester City below them.  Their current seventh place position would earn them a place in the Europa League play-offs.

Burnley’s position has been confirmed as Everton blew a late lead to draw with relegation threatened Southampton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Last season the Lancashire club returned to the Premier League and achieved a 16th place finish.  The 2017-18 campaign has simply been remarkable from Dyche’s side who have seen players called into the England squad and with the manager’s name being mentioned among the Manager of the Season awards.

Burnley can now expect an early start to the 2018-19 campaign as they will enter the second of four qualifying rounds for the Europa League which start as early as 26 July.