Europa League Final: Arsenal vs Chelsea Lineups & Team News

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Arsenal and Chelsea take a London derby to new territory tonight when they battle the Europa League Final in Baku.

The Gunners are chasing their first piece of silverware since Unai Emery took over from Arsene Wenger at the start of the season but must defeat the Blues in Baku.

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A win against Chelsea will also secure Champions League football next season, meaning there is plenty riding on Arsenal's final game of the campaign.

For the Blues, the prize is a first, and possibly the last trophy for manager Maurizio Sarri during his time at Stamford Bridge, while Arsenal can grasp a return to Champions League football after two absent seasons with their first European trophy in 25 years.

The two London rivals will meet in Azerbaijan as they battle for glory in Europe's second-biggest competition.

Chelsea have already sealed qualification for the Champions League by finishing third in the Premier League, but the Blues will want to end his first season in charge in style.

The Gunners qualified for the final after defeating Spanish side Valencia in the semi-final 7-3 on aggregate, while Maurizio Sarri's men scraped past German side Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties after a 2-2 aggregate score.

Arsenal vs Chelsea in the Europa League final kick-off is scheduled to start at 20:00 BST.

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Arsenal vs Chelsea Pre Match  Insights      

  • Arsenal against Chelsea will be the second all-English UEFA Cup/Europa League final in history, after Spurs against Wolves in the UEFA Cup final in 1972.
  • This is the 198th meeting in all competitions between Gunners and the Blues but only the third in European competition – they met in the 2003-04 Champions League quarter-final, with Chelsea progressing 3-2 on aggregate.
  • Arsenal vs Chelsea will be the first fixture to played in the FA Cup final, League Cup final and a major European final.
  • This will be both Arsenal and Chelsea’s sixth final in major UEFA competitions – only Man Utd (7) and Liverpool (14 – including 2019 Champions League) have reached more among English clubs.
  • Arsenal have lost four of their five major European finals, with their only victory coming in the 1994 Cup Winners’ Cup against Parma; they’ve lost each of their last three, losing in the 1995 Cup Winners’ Cup, 2000 UEFA Cup and 2006 Champions League finals.

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Arsenal vs Chelsea Lineups

Arsenal (3-4-2-1) Lineup

  1. Aubameyang
  2. Lacazette
  3. Özil
  4. Kolašinac
  5. Xhaka
  6. Torreira
  7. Maitland-Niles
  8. Monreal
  9. Koscielny
  10. Papastathopoulos
  11. Čech

SUBSTITUTES

  1. Mohamed Elneny
  2. Stephan Lichtsteiner
  3. Alex Iwobi
  4. Bernd Leno
  5. Shkodran Mustafi
  6. Danny Welbeck
  7. Carl Jenkinson
  8. Mattéo Guendouzi
  9. Dejan Iliev
  10. Eddie Nketiah
  11. Joe Willock
  12. Bukayo Saka

Chelsea (4-3-3) Lineup

  1. Arrizabalaga
  2. Azpilicueta
  3. Christensen
  4. Luiz
  5. Emerson
  6. Kanté
  7. Jorginho
  8. Kovačić
  9. Pedro
  10. Giroud
  11. Hazard

SUBSTITUTES

  1. Marcos Alonso
  2. Ross Barkley
  3. Gonzalo Higuaín
  4. Willy Caballero
  5. Davide Zappacosta
  6. Willian
  7. Gary Cahill
  8. Ethan Ampadu
  9. Conor Gallagher
  10. Jamie Cumming
  11. George McEachran

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This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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