Chelsea secured a spot for the next season’s UEFA champions league on Sunday, after they defeated Wolves at home by 2-0 to finish 4th with 66th points after 38 games.
Frank Lampard’s side needed a point from the potentially nervy encounter at Stamford Bridge in order to clinch a top-four place – but they claimed all three in style.
Mason Mount’s delightful 25-yard curling free-kick and Olivier Giroud’s effort from close range were just 144 seconds apart just before half-time and they settled the contest.
The defeat means Nuno Espirito Santo’s men finish seventh behind Tottenham on goal difference after Jose Mourinho’s side drew 1-1 at Crystal Palace.
However Wolves’ league position could still be enough to claim a Europa League place for next season, should the Blues beat Arsenal in the FA Cup final next month.
Chelsea ended the season on the same points as Manchester United, who beat Leicester City 2-0, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finishes third on goal difference.
Both Chelsea and Manchester United qualified for next season’s Champions League, while Leicester City dropped to the Europa League, after finishing 5th behind Chelsea and Manchester United.
Liverpool finished as Champions of England, and Manchester City as runners-up. It means, Liverpool, Manchester City Manchester United and Chelsea are going to be the four teams to represent the English Premier League at next season’s UEFA Champions League.
While Leicester City, Spurs and possibly, Wolves or Arsenal for the next season’s Europa competition. But Wolves will have to pray Chelsea beats Arsenal next weekend at the FA cup final at Wembley to secure a Europa League football, while Arsenal needs to win against Chelsea to secure a spot at the Europa competition.
Chelsea will definitely be deciding the faith of these two teams as regarding their chances of playing in European competition for next season, come next weekend at the FA Cup final.