Newcastle United’s Premier League run-in compared to Champions League rivals Tottenham, Liverpool & Man United

An analysis of the fixtures that lie ahead for Newcastle United and their main rivals for a place in Europe next season.

Newcastle United’s push for an unexpected place in next season’s Champions League may well be on hold as the final international break of the Premier League season takes place - but that has not stopped Magpies supporters dreaming of away days around Europe.

Few had predicted Eddie Howe’s men would be serious contenders for a top four place but the outstanding work of the United boss, his coaching staff and the Magpies players mean they will return to action after the two-week break looking to see off Manchester United and boost their top four hopes with a win against one of their main rivals.

As it stands, Newcastle are one place and two points outside of the Champions League spots, but hold the benefit of two games in-hand on fourth placed Tottenham Hotspur. As many as five other clubs will feel they have a chance to securing a place among European football’s elite next season - but how do their fixtures look during the remainder of the current campaign?

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