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

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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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