BURNLEY'S place in Europe is now confirmed after Everton could only draw with Southampton on Saturday night

The Clarets are back among the continent's elite 51 years since they last played European football, with that 1996/67 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup run ending at the quarter-final stage.

Sean Dyche's side have performed miracles this season to secure a top-seven finish, but attention will now turn to a European campaign that is likely to start at the end of July, unless they can catch Arsenal in sixth and secure passage straight through to the group stage.

We take a look at the key dates for Burnley in Europe.

The Europa League will get underway without the Clarets, with preliminary round fixtures starting on June 28 before the first qualifying round takes place on July 12 and July 19.

Burnley enter at the second qualifying round but we will know their potential opponents by the time the first ball is kicked, with the draw for the first and second qualifying round fixtures taking place on June 19.

The first leg of Burnley's first European adventure in half a century will take place on July 26, with the return just a week later on August 2.

Victory would put the Clarets into the third qualifying round with that draw taking place on July 23.

The first leg of that tie takes place on August 9, the day the transfer window closes this summer.

The return leg is on August 16, with the Premier League season beginning the weekend in between the two legs.

If Burnley win that tie then they will progress to the play-off round, the draw for which takes place on August 6.

Again it would be straight back into action for Dyche's men, with the first leg of the play-off on August 23 and the second leg on August 30.

Success there for the Clarets would finally lead to the group stage, with the draw taking place in Monaco on August 31 for six games between September 20 and December 13.

But if Burnley are to make it that far they will play on six successive Thursday's between July 26 and August 30.

It could be quite the adventure.