Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United make top ten in new UEFA coefficients, Liverpool struggle

Chelsea are England's best hope, while Arsenal and Manchester United also make the top 10. It's bad news for Liverpool though.

Chelsea have been identified as the Premier League’s best hope in Europe after being ranked fourth in the new UEFA Coefficient Rankings, reports the Mirror.

The Blues have been placed in a lofty fourth position in the revised list, which is based on the results of clubs from the past five seasons of the Champions League and Europa League.

The total coefficient is determined by the sum of the past five seasons plus 20 per cent of the country’s coefficient, meaning English teams rank favourably thanks to England’s relatively high ranking.

Aside from Chelsea, it is good news for both Arsenal and Manchester United as they both make the top 10, although they do surprisingly finish behind the likes of Benfica and Schalke 04.

Elsewhere, Manchester City come in 17th place after several years of failing to impose themselves on the Champions League but doing well domestically, but do find themselves behind the likes of Zenit Saint Petersburg and Bayer Leverkusen - teams they’d expect to be ahead of.

Outside of the top four, Tottenham reach an impressive 21st thanks to their Europa League performances, while five-time European champions Liverpool can only manage 42nd, behind such teams as Anderlecht and Rubin Kazan.

Other teams to feature are Newcastle in 71st, Everton 74th, Stoke City 87th and Swansea City in 90th.

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