Chelsea striker Didier Drogba waves goodbye to fans as he is carried off by teammates during the 3-1 win over Sunderland on the final day of the English Premier League season.
Drogba played almost half an hour before being replaced by the EPL champion's top scorer Diego Costa, who netted a penalty for his 20th in the league this season.
Drogba had won three league titles in his first spell at Chelsea, and the 37-year-old added another along with the League Cup as he was largely used as a squad player in 2014-15.
Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard was given a similar sendoff by his Manchester City teammates after scoring in the 2-0 win over Southampton -- his last game before moving to the United States with New York City.
Sergio Aguero grabbed second-placed City's other goal to be confirmed as the Premier League's top scorer on 26.
Young England striker Harry Kane capped his breakthrough season with his 21st goal in the league -- putting him second behind Aguero -- as Tottenham won 1-0 at Everton to finish fifth above Liverpool.
Theo Walcott scored a hat-trick as Arsenal confirmed third and a place in the Champions League group stage next season, beating West Brom 4-1.
Manchester United will play in the qualifying rounds after finishing fourth following a 0-0 draw which relegated Hull. Substitute Marouane Fellaini was sent off in the second half for this foul on Hull's former United defender Paul McShane.
Unlike Drogba and Lampard, Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard had a miserable last match for his club despite scoring in a 6-1 defeat at Stoke.