There are 2 ways for clubs to qualify for the competition:
The first is through cup performance, where it is likely that the winners of the Carabao Cup will qualify for the playoff round of the competition,
The second if through domestic league performance, where the team who finishes either sixth or seventh in the Premier League will qualify, but this will only be the case if the winner of the Carabao Cup has qualified for either the Champions League or the Europa League.
Regarding other nations, there will be different numbers of teams depending on the ranking of the nation:
- Nations ranked 1-5 (England, Spain, Germany, Italy, France) will have 1 team each.
- Nations ranked 6-15 (Portugal, Russia, Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine, Turkey, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece ) will have 2 teams each.
Clubs who haven’t won their domestic league from nations who are ranked lower than 15 (such as Rangers and Partizan Belgrade this season) will no longer qualify for the Europa League and go straight into the Europa Conference League.