It is quite a long journey Arsenal, and Chelsea fans as Paul Higham desires that the Gunners will return home empty-handed as it is in his best bets for Baku.
Here are the recommended bets
1pt Chelsea to be crowned & the two teams to score at 7/5
1pt Lacazette, Hazard & Aubameyang 1+ shots on target each at 9/4
Chelsea v Arsenal 2000 BST – BT Sport 2
It is a London derby, the fact that it is a European trophy, it is shameful that it is being played nearly 3000 miles away in Baku, a five-and-a-half-hour flight, fifty-eight-hour drive or 4-day train journey.
That is if Chelsea and Arsenal fans were able to get a hole of the meagre, six thousand tickets for every team have been allocated by UEFA who have supposedly got this one wrong in regards to the selection of the venue.
In the field, it only means that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not play for Arsenal because of the dispute existing between Azerbaijan and Amenia’s argument, and this is just one of the many other disappointing aspects to this finale–however there are still many reasons to expect a cracker in the pitch over Baku on Friday in the morning hours.
It is an 11 pm kick-off over in Azerbaijan, and that is a matter both Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery should give thought about it during their planning for what is an excellent game for the two that will transform good first seasons in charge into big ones for each of them.
It is now Chelsea versus Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku
Emery is as well the master of this competition; He has won 3 times in a row with Sevilla. The know-how of victory in the finals may be the only difference in a high-end match.
There is at least some incentive for Arsenal in that they could get to the Champions League with a great win. Meanwhile, for Chelsea, it seems like being Eden Hazard’s last match for the club so emotions might be scaling high far above and beyond the ordinary needle between both teams.
Factually it will be exciting to see how they line up – Olivier Giroud will get to nod again and Hazard will obtain a hard to find a start in this games competition, and he will, of course, be the main man Arsenal’s creaky defense team will have to put in place.
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were united together at Valencia, and that kind of image will offer them an excellent opportunity as Chelsea can as well turn out to be vulnerable, in the other hand they are rightly favoured because they are just a little more solid together.
They are also not beaten in the Europa League during this season, and they are seeking to be the first team to carry the trophy home without losing any game in this awaited competition. Hazard will as well be a point of focus since he may be unstoppable in his day and will put efforts to bring out a farewell appearance also be essential as he can be unstoppable on his day and he’ll surely be wanting to turn it on in what looks a farewell appearance.
He rarely has scored in 10 European matches, but the last one for him was Qarabag versus Baku.