After a glorious seven years in the Champions League with many Premier League sides reaching the Champions League, England might end up in the situation when just one English team reaches the knockout stage.
If Manchester United do not get defeated by FC Basel, they will advance to the next stage together with Arsenal, but Manchester City and Chelsea have thin chances.
There are seven Champions League berths left, with Ajax and Marseille among the sides vying for them.
With three appearances in the tournament’s final in the last four years, Manchester United were anticipated to be the first side to advance to the knockout stage, but Arsenal beat Man U to the spot by defeating Borusssia Dortmund. In the meantime, Man U need to clinch at least one point against FC Basel after settling for a 3-3 draw at Old Trafford.
Chelsea need a win over Spain’s Valencia CF to advance but, unfortunately for them, Valencia are in a good form. The Spanish side beat Genk 7-0 in the last round and is holding onto first place with a goal difference over Chelsea.
Manchester City are in a worse situation as they might fail to progress even if they beat Germany’s most successful football club Bayern Munich.