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The Barclays Premier League title may have already gone to Chelsea, but there's still plenty of sorting out to be done at the top of the table.

Each of the top five sides are in action on Sky Sports over the coming week, as the final rankings - and the automatic UEFA Champions League spots for next season - are decided.

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The top three will qualify automatically for the lucrative group stage of the competition, while the fourth-place finisher will have to navigate their way through the early-season play-offs.

Chelsea, as the champions have secured their place already, leaving Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United to fight it out for the other two guaranteed group places.

Sunday's double-header on Sky Sports will go some way to deciding the outcome, as Man City head to Swansea City - who beat Arsenal 1-0 on Monday - at 1:30pm and Man United lock horns with the Gunners straight afterwards.

Victory for Manuel Pellegrini's Man City side will secure their participation in the UEFA Champions League group stages; they would move up to 76 points, eight ahead of their local rivals United, who lie fourth at present.

But the Red Devils will overtake Arsenal into third if they claim three points at Old Trafford in the 4pm kick-off. A United win moves them on to 71 points, one ahead of their north London opponents (70).

However, Arsenal have a game in hand on everyone in the top four - their televised clash with struggling Sunderland on Wednesday May 20th (kick-off 7:45pm)

The relegation-threatened Black Cats are just two points clear of the drop zone, but a win at the Emirates would go a long way to securing their top-flight status for 2015-16.

Both sides will be equally motivated to go for the win, setting this game up nicely for the TV cameras.

This leaves two other live games for Sky Sports viewers to enjoy in the coming week - Liverpool v Crystal Palace on Saturday May 16th (kick-off 5:30pm) and West Brom v Chelsea on Monday May 18th.

Saturday's game at Anfield is interesting in the sense that the fifth-place Reds can still be caught by Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton.

However Brendan Rodgers side are almost certain to secure a UEFA Europa League place for next season, barring a highly unusual set of results and a huge swing in goal difference.

Chelsea's work for the season is done and dusted - they have long since been crowned the champions of England for 2014-15.

But Blues fans will still be eager to support their side at the Hawthorns on Monday evening, and celebrate Jose Mourinho's first title since returning to Stamford Bridge.

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