After Arsenal’s defeat against Newcastle United, Chelsea qualify for the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League season.
To qualify for next season’s competition, the Blues needed one point or one of Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur to drop points.
Spurs defeated Burnley on Sunday, one day after the Blues were defeated in the FA Cup final.
Chelsea qualified for the Champions League when Arsenal was defeated 2-0 by Newcastle United thanks to a Ben White own goal and a late Bruno Guimaraes score.
Chelsea’s recent record has been concerning, with a home defeat to Arsenal giving Mikel Arteta’s team hope of finishing ahead of their London rivals.
This is no longer conceivable because Chelsea has mathematically qualified for the Champions League for next season, with 70 points to Arsenal’s 66.
Arsenal has one match left whilst Chelsea has two but will finish above the Gunners even if they lose their final matches.
Despite nearly staging a historic comeback at the Santiago Bernabeu, the Blues were defeated by Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals this year.
After being confirmed as part of the tournament, Thomas Tuchel’s side will be seeking to go deep into the competition next season.
Arsenal still has a chance to qualify when they meet Frank Lampard’s Everton on the last day of the season, but it will require Tottenham Hotspur to lose to bottom-placed Norwich City.
Chelsea can go into their last two Premier League games without any pressure, but they will want to obtain victories in order to finish third and ahead of Spurs.