Sunday was a critical day in the Premier League as the final two spots in the top four were all but confirmed.
Chelsea who began the weekend in fourth place went one better, as they were the only one of the four teams still in with a chance of making it into next season’s UEFA Champions League, to pick up a win.
The 3-0 thumping of Watford at Stamford Bridge, coupled with Tottenham’s loss the previous day to Bournemouth had taken Chelsea third with one game to play.
However, that game (at Leicester) was rendered quite meaningless following draws for man United at Huddersfield and for Arsenal at home to Brighton.
Chelsea will play in next season’s Champions League along with Man City, Liverpool and in all likelihood, Tottenham.
The results left Spurs three points clear of Arsenal with a goal difference of +8, meaning Arsenal would need a huge win in their final game of the season and hope Spurs lose heavily against Everton as well.
The development sparked massive social media conversation with Man Utd suffering the brunt of trolling, particularly on Twitter.
Chelsea will always make u proud but those guys who wear Red top and black down de3, animguase3 nkoaaa 😂
— OPANKA (@OpankaGH) May 5, 2019
Ofuuuu Man U. Relegated team too no for beat them even with Fergie time. Apuuu. Yawa. Even Chelsea with all of its struggles is 3rd on the league…I repeat…3rd…as in No. 3 after Man City and Liverpool. That’s what I’m talking about💙💃🏿💃🏿
— Lynn Narh🇬🇭 (@nakaibi) May 5, 2019
Europa league Draw 2019 season.
Which pot will Man Utd be put in? pic.twitter.com/apyL0HrMbe
— Etwienana Yaw Amaniampong Nkwantabisa Asante II (@theakyemmafia) May 5, 2019
-EUROPA LEAGUE GROUPINGS LEAKED BY DHAVE DHOPEY
_Group of death_💀🤣🤣 @ManUtd @ChampionsLeague
— Dhave Dhopey🇬🇭🇩🇪 (@dhave_dhopey) May 5, 2019
I want to pursue bae like how Man United has pursued 6th position.
— C.E.K.S (@mr_elorm) May 5, 2019
Manchester united going through Europa league registration #HUDMUN pic.twitter.com/qKimwFU1SK
— Desmond (@dessie_junior) May 5, 2019
When you here you’re playing Europa League next season😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/i1RihuShNM
— Augustine 🇬🇭 (@augustn_narvaez) May 6, 2019
Congrats 🎈🎉 to Man United for at least qualifying for the Europa League 👏🏼
— Aman-kwah🇬🇭 LFC🔴 (@zekay_tweets) May 5, 2019
If Arsenal is eyeing the Europa trophy to qualify for Champions League,they should forget it. Shambolic team by all standards!
— FieryOne💫 (@onamtee) May 5, 2019
Chelsea should just allow Arsenal to win the Europa..
— THE SOWAH’s®🇬🇭 (@jamessowah) May 5, 2019
United fans watching Europa next season, with a lot of disgust. pic.twitter.com/sOyDwvg6iG
— Rayman (@rs_ametorwo) May 5, 2019
Ole 6th to 6th
Ole Europa league
Ole the legend
Ole at wheel!!!
— Sterling Senior (@SeniorSterling) May 5, 2019
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 My in… My in… Mi mu Mi mu y3 mi ya…. And it’s official man utd finally playing Europe next season by force and friction 😂😂😂😂…
No problem they won’t face ant top team to humiliate them after all
— Tsatsu23🐜🐜🐜 (@sarkminin21) May 5, 2019
Man U Man U
Y3n nie Y3n nie
— Wele 4 Europa (@Bridget_Otoo) May 5, 2019
Arsenal can still qualify to the Champions League if they win the Europa League. They lead 3-1 against Valencia, heading into the second leg in Spain.
But with Chelsea looking like their likeliest final opponents, qualification to the UCL next season is certainly not nailed on.