Chelsea needed a penalty shootout to beat Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night to book a place in the Europa League final against Arsenal.
England becomes first country to have four teams in both European finals, with Tottenham facing Liverpool in the Champions League final.
Chelsea players will travel to the United States for a post-season friendly against New England Revolution on May 16 before the finals against Arsenal May 29 and Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits he isn’t happy with the decision.
“Now we need to rest,” Sarri said in his post-match interview after the shootout victory over Frankfurt. “Unfortunately we have to go to play in the United States.
“Because I think in this moment, we need to rest. We have 10 days to prepare for the final.
“We have to recover energy because we are really very tired.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea star Eden Hazard insists he isn’t sure if the Europa League final against Arsenal on May 29 would be his last game for Chelsea.
Speaking after the game against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night, Hazard told BT Sport: “I am only thinking about winning something with this squad and this club.
“If it is my last game, I will try to do everything. If it’s not, I will see.
“In my mind, I don’t know yet so I am just thinking about winning games.”