Chelsea missed the chance to all but confirm their place in next seasons Champions League as they drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge yesterday evening.
Oscar gave the hosts the lead after just ten minutes; before Emmanuel Adebayor’s sublime finish drew Spurs level.
Ramires then restored the Blues lead five minutes before the break, and looked to be heading towards victory though substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson gave Andre Villas Boas’ men a share of the spoils.
Chelsea remain in pole position to qualify for Europe’s top competition ahead of both of their London rivals; Arsenal are two points behind in fourth place, whilst Spurs are a further point off the Blues in fifth.
Victory at Aston Villa on Saturday lunchtime will again all but wrap up a top four finish for Rafael Benitez’s side, who end the season by hosting Everton four days after the Europa League final against Benfica in Amsterdam.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho remains favourite to take charge of the Blues next season, despite being linked with the Manchester United job following yesterday’s announcement that Sir Alex Ferguson will call time on his 26 year tenure at Old Trafford.
David Moyes is the bookmakers favourite to replace Ferguson at the Champions.