Europa League Final (LIVE UPDATES): Arsenal, Chelsea set for crunch clash

Chelsea vs Arsenal finals
Chelsea vs Arsenal finals

Premier League rivals, Arsenal and Chelsea, are set for action in the 2019 Europa League final at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan.

After a not too impressive outing in their domestic league, the two London clubs will be hoping to end the season on a high.

This is just the second all-English final in UEFA’s secondary competition, after Tottenham Hotspur against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the 1972 UEFA Cup, and is considered a make-or-break match for both sides.

Nigeria International Alex Iwobi is expected to star for Arsenal and he will be hoping to be victorious like his compatriots John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses who won this competition with Chelsea a few years ago.

Though in their respective debut season, the expectation from Arsenal’s Unai Emery and Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been enormous and both managers will be more than glad to sign off the torrid campaign with a silverware.

Stay with Premium Times for live updates from Baku.

Kick off is 8.00 p.m.

Kick off.. Arsenal get the game underway in Baku

Chelsea take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent’s half of the field

Chelsea win the first free kicl

Lucas Torreria brings down Hazard.. Quick free kick for the Blues

Slow start in Baku.. Typical of final games

Still goalless for now in Baku

Chance Aubameyang with a shot but Chelsea escape that scare

Chelsea with a free kick but wasted

Arsenal with a chance but Chelsea make a clearance

First corner kick for Arsenal

Lacazzete goes to the ground after a challenge from Kepa.. But referee waves it off..

18 minutes played.. NO GOALS

Chelsea are a bit on the back foot so far.. Arsenal creating the better chances for now

Quite surprising that the VAR not used in the Lacazzete incident

Arsenal take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent’s half of the field

Kante with a good pass but Giroud fails to connect

Granit Xhaka with an ambitious shot.. But misses.. Very close

Chelsea finally get their first corner kick.. Taken by Hazard

It’s now half an hour of action in Baku,, Still no goals from both sides

This is the third time teams from same country are meeting in the Europa League final

Emerson with a shot on target but Cech with a save for Arsenal

Big chance for Arsenal but Kolasnic with a poor cross and Kepa punches out

Chance! GIROUD comes close but Cech with a fantastic save for Arsenal

Arguably the best save so far in this game

This is the 198th meeting between Chelsea and Arsenal but only the third in Europe

Emerson from Chelsea is ruled offside

Half Time : Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal

Second half already underway

Giroud fires a shot but it has been deflected

Goal! He gets it.. Giroud fires Chelsea in front

Fine cross from Emerson and Giroud with a low header puts it in the net

The French out of respect has chosen not to celebrate

Before now Maurizo Sarri has not won any major trophy.. Will he break that jink tonight.. Chelsea 1-0, Arsenal

Olivier Giroud appears injured but the man with 11 goal in Europe this is season is back on

Ozil trying to create something for Arsenal but he commits a foul against Hazard

The last eight goals for Arsenal in the Europa League has been scored by the duo of Aubameyang and Lacazette.. Can either come through for the Gunners tonight

Chelsea defending their precious lead as we are now on the hour-mark

Goal!! Pedro Rodriguez makes it 2-0 for Chelsea

Low square ball from Hazard to Pedro and the Spaniard fires it in

Bad gets worse for Arsenal as they concede a penalty.. Chelsea win a penalty kick

Hazard scores.. Chelsea 3-0

Arsenal torn apart in 12 minutes

Nacho Monreal and Lucas Torreria pulled off for Alex Iwobi and Matteo Guendouzi

Goal!! IWOBI pulls one back for Arsenal… Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal

Hazard restore Chelsea’s three-goal lead.. Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal

Cech makes a save as Chelsea push to score a fifth goal

Arsenal come close to reducing the deficit but good block by Chelsea

Joe Wilock miss a glorious chance for Arsenal

85 minutes.. Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal

Hazard appears injured

The Belgian cannot continue and Sarri brings in Zapaccosta

FULL TIME: Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal
The Blues are the 2019 Europa League champions


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