UEFA have made their selection of the 18 finest performers from this season’s Europa League known.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, meanwhile, entered the Europa League final clash with his sights determinedly set on the first title of his managerial career.
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And, when all was said and done, Sarri put his trophy-less past behind him, in spectacular fashion.
A second-half demolition on the part of Chelsea eventually saw the Blues put their London rivals to the sword by 4 goals to 1.
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All the goals from last night's #UELfinal as Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 in Baku ?? pic.twitter.com/g04rcHrhZi
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Chelsea dominate TOTS
And Chelsea’s triumph has since been reflected in UEFA’s choice for the competition’s Squad of the Year.
The 18-man panel, picked by ‘Technical Observers’, features a massive 8 Blues’ stars, including the likes of top-scorer Olivier Giroud, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Eden Hazard and David Luiz.
Arsenal trio Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Laurent Koscielny and Sead Kolasinac are also selected, while Eintracht Frankfurt’s impressive run to the Europa League’s semi-finals sees 5 of Adi Hütter’s squad, including in-demand hitman Luka Jovic, added.
Rounding out the UEFA Europa League squad are Benfica duo Alex Grimaldo and Joao Felix.
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UEFA's Technical Observers have selected their 18-man squad from this season's UEFA Europa League… ?
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