English Football Clubs Going For European Treble

By Robert Haile

The dates are set, the teams are getting ready, the fans are rubbing there hands together in anticipation as English team look to conquer Europe.

First up are Chelsea Women in the Women’s Champions League Final.

Having wrapped up the title on the last day of the season to complete a League and League Cup double they will be looking to upgrade to a treble, possible quadruple, in Gothenburg, Sweden on May 16.

Though the quadruple won’t be decided until December when the Women’s FA Cup final will be held but that’s if Chelsea get there.

If they do it would be the second time Chelsea Manager Emma Hayes has been part of one when as Assistant Manager at Arsenal in 2007 they became the first English team to do so.

It won’t be an easy final with Barcelona Femení looking to go one step further than in 2019 against Lyon and complete their own after winning a record sixth League title.

This is also a straight shootout for the Golden Boot between Barcelona’s Hermoso and Chelsea’s Fran Kirby both are on six goals for the tournament.

Fans of the women’s game will recognise Barcelona striker Asisat Oshola from her time with Liverpool and Arsenal.

All we know is that there will be a new name on the trophy as neither have won it and it’s the first time since 2016 that Lyon are not there.

The all English Champions League Final will now take place in Porto, Portugal when Manchester City in their first final face Chelsea in their third on May 29.

This is the third all English final after Tottenham Hotspur lost to Liverpool, Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties.

Having already won the double Manchester City are looking to complete a treble and win their first Champions League, a long held target.

This is there second European final after beating Polish side Górnik Zabrze in the 1969/70 Cup Winners Cup.

The pair last met in a European competition in 1971 where Chelsea won 2-0 over the two semi finals of the UEFA Cup Winners Cup, will history be repeated?

The final piece could be the Europa League Final where Villarreal under former Arsenal boss Uni Emery face 2017 winners Manchester United on May 26.

This will be the fifth meeting between the sides in European competitions with the previous meetings all ending goalless.

Villarreal have appeared in three Intertoto Cup finals losing one and winning two while Manchester United have pedigree in the top competition with three Champions League wins.

Will May 29 be the final conquest of European football for England or will Spain spoil the party?