Chelsea stars bid farewell as fans make feelings clear in Newcastle draw - 5 talking points
The curtain fell on Frank Lampards second spell as Chelseas head coach as a host of players said farewell to the Stamford Bridge crowd on an afternoon when Champions League bound Newcastle United went through the motions.
Under a warm late afternoon sun Anthony Gordon had given the visitors a ninth-minute lead only for Kieran Trippier to concede an unfortunate own goal by bundling the ball into his own net after 27.
In pursuit of a winner, both teams went on to create a number of half chances but it ended level as Newcastle toasted a campaign that delivered beyond all expectations and Chelsea said good riddance to a dismal nine months.
Here are the talking points from Stamford Bridge.
Farewells all over
Beyond anything else this was a day of goodbyes.
Cesar Azpilicueta, who has a year left on his contract but expected to move on after a decade at the club, saluted the Chelsea supporters who raised a big flag calling him a legend before kick-off, while another banner moved across the opposite side of Stamford Bridge toasting the departing Lampard, who had his name chanted on a number of occasions despite a desperate spell in interim charge.