Arsenal held on to edge Newcastle United 1-0 in the final day of the Premier League season, meaning the Gunners secured the fourth and final UEFA Champions League position, while Tottenham Hotspur beat Sunderland 1-0 to finish fifth.
Chelsea’s dramatic UEFA Europa League win is a testament to the team’s character at the end of a tumultuous and elongated season, according to midfielder Frank Lampard and interim manager Rafael Benitez.
Gylfi Sigurdsson's equaliser ten minutes from time sealed a 2-2 draw for Tottenham Hotspur at Chelsea to keep the race for UEFA Champions League qualification wide open in the Premier League with two matches left.
Last year's UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea survived an early scare from Basel and scored three times in nine minutes to win 3-1, sealing passage into the UEFA Europa League final 5-2 on aggregate.
Xavi and Bastian Schweinsteiger are the midfield lynchpins for their respective club sides and are due to face off in the UEFA Champions League. FIFA.com looks at a selection of fascinating numbers involving the pair.
Frank Lampard is eager to add the UEFA Europa League to his list of achievements after Chelsea advanced to the semi-final with an aggregate defeat of Rubin Kazan in Moscow.