Opta's @oilysailor has written a season review for @MirrorFootball: mirror.co.uk/sport/football…. Retrospective. 14 hours ago

5 - Tottenham have finished in fifth place in the Premier League more times than other any club (five times). Ceiling. 15 hours ago

4 - The last 4 instances of a club retaining the FA Cup has involved a team from London (Spurs 62, Spurs 82, Arsenal 03, Chelsea 10). Manor. 16 hours ago

2 - Sevilla are the first side in UEFA Cup/Europa League history to retain the trophy twice (05/06 & 06/07 and 13/14 & 14/15). Honour. 27 May

2 - The last three players to score a brace in a EL final have all been South American (Forlan 2010, Falcao 2012, Bacca 2015). Trio. 27 May

4 - Dnipro - Sevilla is the first European final with four first-half goals since Liverpool - Alavés in 2001. Entertainment. 27 May

7 - Carlos Bacca has scored four and assisted another three goals in his last six Europa League matches. Flurry. 27 May

6 - Dnipro have won six of their seven Europa League games this season when they have scored the first goal (L1). Lead. 27 May

1 - The last time the team that scored first didn't win the UEFA Cup/Europa League final was Sporting in 2004/05. Pressure. 27 May

4 - This will be Sevilla’s 4th appearance in a UEFA Cup/Europa League final, having won the previous three (05/06, 06/07, 13/14). Regulars. 27 May

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