Dale Johnson has been an editor and journalist at ESPN for 16 years. You can follow him on Twitter @dalejohnsonESPN.
The Premier League gets four places in the Champions League, with the top three going direct to the group stage and fourth entering in the final qualifying round.
There are also three places available in the Europa League -- going to fifth in the league plus the winners of the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup. As Manchester City won the latter and are all but certain of finishing no lower than sixth, that place will transfer to the league.
So, fifth in the league (and the FA Cup winners) will go direct...
ESPN FC's worldwide editorial desks nominate their top performers from the weekend's action and the results are collated into a top 10.
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1. Sadio Mane (Southampton)
The Senegalese reminded us why England's biggest clubs have been positioning themselves to poach Southampton's talisman. In a 4-2 thrashing of Manchester City on Sunday, Mane used his pace to great effect in netting a hat trick at...
Manchester City fielded an understrength side at Southampton on Sunday afternoon and duly found themselves on the wrong end of a 4-2 defeat as Sadio Mane helped himself to a hat trick.
However, Mane then fell foul of a little bit of top notch referee humour after the final whistle when official Andre Marriner pranked the Saints forward by pretending to commandeer his celebratory match ball.
As Marriner marched off the pitch he took the ball from Mane, who was left momentarily bamboozled, before breaking...
After an eventful Premier League weekend, Iain Macintosh runs the rule over another weekend in the latest edition of Heroes and Villains.
Wes Morgan is a bit like Superman. He's strong, reassuring and supportive, but if you get in any trouble, he smashes through the melee to rescue you. He did it against Southampton by scoring with a powerful header when the Saints were on top, and he did it against Manchester United on Sunday by rescuing a point for Leicester when their nerves seemed...