The race for Europe is well and truly on with as many as eight teams vying for two Champions League spots and three Europa League places.

News that Man City's European ban appeal was successful has intensified the race heading into the last three games.

If Man CIty's ban was upheld, it would have meant an extra spot in each of the competitions, but that won't be the case.

The Citizens are now headed back to the Champions League after being cleared by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The decisions means that, as usual, third place will guarantee a Champions League spot, while fourth secures a playoff spot.

Fifth and sixth will be rewarded with a Europa League Group Stage spot and seventh will secure passage through to a lengthy Europa League qualification process.

Below, we take a look at who is in contention, their remaining fixtures and more.

Champions League race

Chelsea - 3rd - 60 points

Chelsea looked to have gathered some momentum after the restart but they are now in danger of giving up a top four spot down the stretch.

Last weekend's defeat to Sheffield United means they lead Leicester by just a point and Manchester United by only two with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men having a game in-hand.

And what's more, they still have champions Liverpool to play at Anfield.

Frank Lampard's men have plenty to do.

Remaining fixtures: Norwich (h), Liverpool (a), Wolves (h)

Leicester - 4th - 59 points

Leicester appeared to have had it all sewn up at the turn of the year when they held a 14-point gap over Man United.

But by the end of Monday night, they could find themselves fifth and behind the Reds.

Brendan Rodgers' men have been way off par since the restart, and on Sunday night, they were hammered 4-1 by strugglers Bournemouth.

They have some very difficult final three fixtures too, though, there is a positive in that because their season will remain in their own hands if they can get the job done before the last game of the season, even if Man United do move into third in the meantime.

Remaining fixtures: Sheff Utd (h), Tottenham (a), Man Utd (h)

Manchester United - 5th - 58 points (played one game less)

The in-form team in the race for top four, United will be licking their lips with a chance to move into third with a win against Southampton on Monday night.

And given their sizzling form, their final fixtures look pretty manageable, too, albeit with a tricky final day clash away to fellow top four hopefuls Leicester.

Bruno Fernandes has had plenty of praise for one of his team-mates

Solskjaer's men are now, perhaps, the favourite for third place despite a rocky start to the season.

They also have a back-up option in the Europa League. If they win the competition, they will qualify for the Champions League regardless of league position

Remaining fixtures: Southampton (h), Palace (a), West Ham (h), Leicester (a)

Europa League race

Wolves - 6th - 55 points

Wolves are still within four points of Leicester in fourth, but with just three games remaining, a Champions League spot is looking very unlikely.

They are, however, favourites to claim a Europa League spot, and this time, without having to go through the rigours of qualifying.

Wolves, who are still competing in the Europa League, had to go through the playoff system last season, beginning their season in July.

With a three-point gap over Tottenham, they should fancy their chances of wrapping up automatic qualification for the competition with at least a sixth-place finish this season.

And don't forget, if they can find a way to win this year's edition, they will advance to the Champions League next season.

Remaining fixtures: Burnley (a), Crystal Palace (h), Chelsea (a)

Sheffield United - 7th - 54 points

The Blades continue to make their mark in their first season back in the top flight.

They are currently in seventh place, which would see them through to Europa League qualifying for next season.

Though, their advantage is slim, leading Tottenham by just two points.

Chris Wilder's men don't have it easy in their remaining games, but if they can just match Tottenham's result, they could achieve a special season.

Remaining fixtures: Leicester (a), Everton (h), Southampton (a)

Tottenham - 8th - 52 points

Spurs are very much in the race for the Europa League after Sunday's North London derby win over Arsenal.

As mentioned above, they are now within two points of Sheffield United and like their Yorkshire counterparts, they also have to play Leicester before the season is up.

Jose Mourinho's men need to do their part and hope for favours elsewhere to reach Europe.

Remaining fixtures: Newcastle (a), Leicester (h), Palace (a)

Arsenal - 9th - 50 points (+7GD)

Arsenal's European chances are starting to look slim, staring down the barrel of an all-domestic campaign.

Sunday's defeat to Spurs leaves them four points from seventh and with just three games remaining.

Mikel Arteta

One of those games is against champions Liverpool and the other two are against two teams fighting for their lives at the bottom in Aston Villa and Watford.

Arsenal fans could be forgiven for feeling pretty pessimistic about their chances.

Remaining fixtures: Liverpool (h), Aston Villa (a), Watford (h)

Burnley - 10th - 50 points (-8GD)

Burnley looked as though they would be part of the European conversation after a very impressive campaign, but Man City's successful appeal gives them a whole lot to do.

The Clarets are also four points off seventh place, but if there's one thing in their favour, it's their fixtures.

Given their recent displays, they will back themselves in a top-half battle with Wolves before facing an already-relegated Norwich and a bang out of form Brighton.

Remaining fixtures: Wolves (h), Norwich (a), Brighton (h)