FOUR Premier League clubs are flying the flag for England in European finals this year … so how have they become the dominant force again?
- Liverpool and Tottenham will fight for the Champions League
- Chelsea and Arsenal reached the Europa League final on Thursday
- It is the first time that one nation has had all four finalists in both showpieces
English football teams are back on the & # 39; front of European football with Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal who & # 39; t all advance to the & # 39; eEEFA elite competitions.
Liverpool and Tottenham sealed a date in the & # 39; finals of & # 39; e Champions League by defeating Barcelona and Ajax respectively in dramatic semi-final meetings before Arsenal and Chelsea also made sure they successfully raised the flag for English football.
Over here, Sportsmail looks at how the Premier League once again took over European football.
Premier League clubs have the fund to attract the best players to England with the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid who do not have to compete with Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United for star nations.
Eight of & # 39; Top 20 Publishers of Europe Play in & # 39; a Premier League with the Manchester City team the most expensive, after spending £ 843 million to assemble.
Manchester United (£ 679m), Liverpool (£ 608m), Chelsea (£ 581m), Arsenal (£ 370m), Tottenham (£ 339m), Everton (£ 332m) and Leicester (£ 238m) are also in the & # 39; top 20 in terms of expensive teams, prove that cash is a real weapon for top flight clubs in England.
Liverpool could splash £ 75m on Virgil van Dijk from Southampton last year
The Premier League has the best pool of managers with Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino, Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery all in England.
Top English clubs could support managers from rival leagues with Klopp and Guardiola arriving after talks in Germany with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich respectively.
Southampton appointed Pochettino after impressing Espanyol with Espanyol, while Emery also swapped Spain for England. Chelsea succeeded in pulling Sarri away from Italy after his successful spell at Napoli.
Some of & # 39; best managers of & # 39; currently coaching the world in the top flight of English football
RIVALS TRY EVERYONE ELSE
As you can see with the title race this season, healthy competition is only good for the league with Manchester City and Liverpool sending each other to new levels.
The & # 39; s Premier League duo has set the bar higher this season than ever, leaving Liverpool City in second place with one match remaining despite losing just once.
The Italian league has been dominated by Juventus in the past eight seasons, meaning they are struggling to raise their game when it comes to other European heavyweights. The current campaign has also easily seen Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain looking for household titles.
Manchester City and Liverpool have set new heights during their battle to win the league title
ENGLISH NATIONAL TEAM ON A HIGH
England's best players will have a successful World Cup under Gareth Southgate.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson (both of Liverpool), Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Harry Kane, Kieran Trippier, Dele Alli (all of Tottenham), Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Gary Cahill (both of Chelsea) and Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) ) were all part of & # 39; England's team for the tournament in Russia last summer.
The positivity surrounding the England national team will only help Premier League clubs
DEMISE OF EUROPEAN HEAVYWEIGHTS
This summer will be crucial for several of Europe's top clubs with Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and AC Milan among the clubs that are likely to renew their teams in the upcoming transfer window.
The likes of Milan and rivals Inter are no longer the dominant forces they once were, because they did not replace their previous stars that did not lead them to success.
They, along with Real and Bayern, will need to find a way to compete with England's top clubs to attract new talent this summer.
Several top European clubs – including Real Madrid – will have to rebuild this summer
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