Mane to the double as Liverpool claimed third place
Sadio Mane scored both sides of half time as Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-0 to confirm their top four status on the final day of the season.
Palace started brightly at Anfield, where Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend both forced Alisson to save in the first five minutes.
Rhys Williams headed wide from the six-yard area to Liverpool before the hosts broke the deadlock at 36 minutes.
Andy Robertson’s corner made its way to Mane, who stepped in and became only the second player to score in eight consecutive Premier League games against one opponent.
Mane completed a quick counterattack to confirm victory with 16 minutes to play.
Liverpool’s fifth straight win takes them to third place with 69 points.
Palace, which was led by Roy Hodgson for the last time, finished 14th with 44 points.
Chelsea secured the top four despite Villa’s loss
Chelsea secured their place in the UEFA Champions League next season, even though they lost 2-1 to Aston Villa.
Mason Mount had the best early chances and shot over when he missed the chance to put Chelsea ahead.
Villa took the lead after 43 minutes with a goal from former Chelsea player Bertrand Traore, who fired a first attempt from Matt Targett’s low corner at the bottom of the crossbar.
Traore then won a penalty on a mistake by Jorginho, who converted Anwar El Ghazi after 52 minutes.
Ben Chilwell pulled a goal back for the Blues after 70 minutes, before Cesar Azpilicueta was later sent off for violent behavior.
Chelsea finish fourth with 67 points, one above Leicester City after their 4-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
Villa claimed an 11th position with 55 points.