The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Chelsea defeated Everton 2-1 at home to clinch third place in English soccer’s Premier League while Arsenal’s 1-0 victory at Newcastle allowed the Gunners to grab the final Champions League spot.
Chelsea became the first team to hold both major European club soccer trophies at the same time by beating Benfica 2-1 in the Europa League final.
Tottenham came from behind to tie 2-2 at Chelsea in English soccer’s Premier League, though missed the chance to move into the top four as three teams fight for the remaining two Champions League spots.
Chelsea moved within a victory of a European trophy for the second straight year after it beat Basel 3-1 to reach to the Europa League soccer final against Benfica.
Chelsea and Benfica both won 3-1 at home to advance to the final of soccer’s Europa League.
Premier League soccer club Liverpool fined striker Luis Suarez after he bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during a game yesterday.
Fernando Torres says being benched by Chelsea after his U.K. record 50 million pound ($78.9 million) transfer turned him into a better player. The Spaniard is determined not to be a spectator again.
Chelsea, Benfica and Fenerbahce won at home to take two-goal leads into the return matches of their Europa League soccer quarterfinals, while Tottenham rallied for a 2-2 draw with Basel.
Chelsea advanced to the Europa League soccer semifinals after losing 3-2 at Rubin Kazan, as Tottenham was ousted in a penalty shootout and Newcastle exited following a draw.
"In the first half we did not perform in the best way."
- Fernando Torres on May 02, 2013