ARSENAL fans have been left baffled after Uefa ranked them above Chelsea in the coefficient rankings.
The Gunners sit ninth ahead of the Blues down in 14th despite losing to their rivals in the Europa League final last season.
Chelsea also won the same competition in 2013 and were crowned champions of Europe in 2012 when Roberto Di Matteo was manager.
Liverpool fans will also be scratching their heads as to why they are eighth despite lifting the Champions League trophy in June.
An Arsenal fan said: “I’m an Arsenal fan, I have no idea what were are doing in the top 10, it makes no sense.”
One Chelsea supporter added: “I think it’s strange that a club who have won the Champions League and two Europa League’s in the last eight seasons are below Arsenal and Tottenham.”
A third said: “What have Sevilla, Arsenal, Dortmund and Man Utd done to be above Chelsea?”
But there is a logical reason as to how the rankings are calculated.
Club coefficients are based on the results of clubs competing in the last five seasons of the Champions League and Europa League.
Points are awarded to teams playing in Europe based on their results and are then totalled up over the last five years.
UEFA club coefficients
1. Real Madrid – 121
2. Atletico Madrid – 109
3. Barcelona – 108
4. Bayern Munich – 104
5. Juventus – 99
6. Manchester City – 95
7. PSG – 86
8. Liverpool – 85
9. Arsenal – 81
10. Man United – 78
11. Sevilla – 76
12. Tottenham – 73
13. Borussia Dortmund – 71
14. Chelsea – 70
15. Roma – 69
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Arsenal have 81 while Chelsea have picked up 70 because they were not involved in Europe in the 2016/17 campaign after finishing tenth.
Real Madrid sit top of the pile with 121 points, ahead of Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
Bayern Munich, Juventus and Manchester City fall behind while Paris Saint-Germain round up the top ten.
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