Azpilicueta determined to seal a top-four finish

However, De Gea could only parry a long-range effort from Antonio Rudiger into the path of Marcos Alonso, who stole in to score.

Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United all failed to muster a win for the second consecutive Premier League weekend as the contenders for a place in next season's Champions League stumble towards the finish line.

If the players can't be bothered enough to ensure they play in Europe's top competition then maybe the Europa League is the right punishment for them next season - they ones who stay behind after the summer, that is.

Both are teams filled with experienced global players, and elite managers who have been linked with the Chelsea job in the not too distant past.

Fourth-placed Chelsea hold a three-point advantage over sixth-placed United with two games remaining.

"You can not say there is any complacency, David is not the type to sit down and be complacent".

Despite not signing a single player, spending most of the season at their temporary home of Wembley, and losing talismanic striker Harry Kane for two prolonged spells through injury, Spurs are still the best of the rest in the Premier League behind City and Liverpool and have reached the Champions League semi-finals.

Speaking to the BBC after his team's 1-1 draw against Manchester United, the Italian responded to queries on Higuain's future at the club: "In theory, yes".

Both sides had chances to take the lead and earn a valuable three points, however it finished all square between the two rivals. "I think we have done a good season".

"We are here to support him as players but mentally he's really, really strong, or else he wouldn't be the best player for seven, eight years".

Spanish goalie has been making uncharacteristic blunders in front of the net, the latest of which saw Chelsea manage to extract one point from the Sunday match against United. The mistake was shown on the stadium's big screen just before De Gea came out for the second half, and Barcelona fans bowed to him, mockingly, and chanted his name as he took his position in goal for the restart.

He was back in the team within a few weeks and has hardly looked back.