The top four teams qualify for the Champions League. They will play in different rounds depending on their EPL final standings.
City and United
The top 2 teams from championship division (2nd division) automatically qualifies for EPL, for 3rd spot, playoffs between 3rd to 6th teams are played with semifinal (2 legs (home and away)) and then final. Winner of the play-off gets chance to play in the EPL.
Mainly Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.
Several Premier League teams have played close-season friendly games in the USA. Although there has been some talk of playing competitive league games in America, this has not been approved by the teams/EPL.
For the 2011/12 Season the list of teams is as follows:Arsenal (Will represent the EPL in the Uefa Champions' League)Aston VillaBlackburnBoltonChelsea(Will represent the EPL in the Uefa Champions' League)EvertonFulhamLiverpoolMan City (Will represent the EPL in the Uefa Champions' League)MAN UTD (Defending Champions, Will represent the EPL in the Uefa Champions' League)Newcastle UtdNorwich City*Queen's Park Rangers*Stoke CitySunderlandSwansea* (First Welsh team to compete in EPL)TottenhamWest BromWigan AthleticWolves*Denotes newly promoted team
for me it would be derby, man united, Bolton and everton
Middle of the pack.