Italy now, and another graph that raises more questions than it answers.
Juventus and Roma are unaffected by their involvement, but Napoli and Fiorentina both look to play better AFTER Europa League games than otherwise – Rafa and his tinkering. Torino, meanwhile, got absolutely crushed by their Europa League involvement.
The addition of Sampdoria and Lazio to these numbers next season will be worth noting – particularly in contrast with Genoa. As their disallowal from competing isn’t purely a financial thing, one can assume that they should be able to strengthen over the summer (if without the European draw), so in theory, they should be just as good next season as this.
Torino, you see, were hugely hampered by the campaign in Europe. Will be one of next season’s ‘teams to watch’, I think. But then I think that anyway.