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Will Newcastle achieve a back-to-back European finish?

After a tough season for Newcastle, Eddie Howe’s side are pushing for European football once again, aiming for the Europa League or Conference League for the 24/25 season.

However, the Magpies are not on their own in the fight as Manchester United and Chelsea occupy the spots below Eddie Howe’s side.

Newcastle currently sit in 6th position in the Premier League which would normally secure them Europa League football, however if Man United won the FA Cup against local rivals Man City or if Aston Villa win the UEFA Conference League it may change Newcastle’s European destiny next year.

The Toon army still have 3 tricky fixtures upcoming at home to Brighton and Hove Albion, before away trips to European chasing rivals Manchester United and finally Brentford on the final day of the season.

Siting 2 points above Chelsea and Man United, Newcastle find themselves in the driving seat for Europe and will also take confidence from recent performances to try and achieve a top 5 finish. 4 wins in the last 5 put Newcastle as the 3rd most in form team in the league currently.

The men in form Aleksander Isak and Anthony Gordon will aim to end the season in style as they both look to achieve personal achievements of their own. The Swedish striker finds himself on 20 goals in the league only 5 behind leader Erling Haaland with Anthony Gordon looking to receive the playmaker award for most assists sitting on 10 just 2 behind Aston Villa striker, Ollie Watkins.