Chelsea vs Arsenal: How London clubs qualified for Europa League final in Baku

Chelsea vs Arsenal: How London clubs qualified for Europa League final in Baku

- Chelsea vs Arsenal Europa League final is set to hold on Wednesday, May 29, at the Baku Olympic Stadium

- Both sides will be hoping to win the title and wrap up their season with silverware having failed to challenge for any domestic title earlier this season

Football fans across the world will shift their attention to watching Chelsea battle Arsenal for the Europa League title on Wednesday, May 29.

Both London clubs were impressive enroute to the final of UEFA's second tier competition in spite of their failure to compete for domestic titles during the regular season.

This will be the first time the two clubs will be facing each other in this competition but the title will only be awarded to one of them at the end of the encounter.

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Arsenal were dominant in their last four fixture - beating Spanish League side Valencia 7-3 on aggregate to reach the final.

The Blues on the other hand needed penalties to beat Eintracht Frankfurt and book a date with fellow Premier League outfit.

However, coach Maurizio Sarri's side got their campaign started on a winning note with a 1-0 victory over PAOK FC.

  • September 20, 2018: PAOK FC 0-1 Chelsea
  • October 04, 2018: Chelsea 1-0 Vidi FC
  • October 25, 2018: Chelsea 3-1 BATE Borisov
  • November 8, 2018: BATE Borisov 0-1 Chelsea
  • November 29, 2018: Chelsea 4-0 PAOK
  • December 13: Vidi 2-2 Chelsea

Round of 32

  • February 14, 2019: Malmo FF 1-2 Chelsea
  • February 21, 2019: Chelsea 3-0 Malmo

Round of 16

  • March 07, 2019: Chelsea 3-0 Dynamo Kyiv
  • March 14, 2019: Dynamo Kyic 0-5 Chelsea

Quarterfinals

  • April 11, 2019: Slavia Praha 0-1 Chelsea
  • April 18, 2019: Chelsea 4-3 Slavia Praha

Semifinals

  • May 02, 2019: Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Chelsea
  • May 09, 2019: Chelsea 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt (qualify 4-3 on penalties).

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Coach Unai Emery and his men also got started their contention for European glory with a victory at the Emirates Stadium.

  • September 20, 2018: Arsenal 4-2 Vorskla
  • October 04, 2018: Qarabag 0-3 Arsenal
  • October 25, 2018: Sporting CP 0-1 Arsenal
  • November 08, 2018: Arsenal 0-0 Sporting CP
  • November 29, 2018: Vorskla 0-3 Arsenal
  • December 13: Arsenal 1-0 Qarabag

Round of 32

  • February 14, 2019: BATE Borosov 1-0 Arsenal
  • February 21, 2019: Arsenal 3-1 Bate Borisov

Round of 16

  • March 07, 2019: Rennes 3-1 Arsenal
  • March 14, 2019: Arsenal 3-0 Rennes

Quarterfinals

  • April 11, 2019: Arsenal 2-0 Napoli
  • April 18, 2019: Napoli 0-1 Arsenal

Semifinals

  • May 02, 2019: Arsenal 3-1 Valencia
  • May 09, 2019: Valencia 2-4 Arsenal

And the north Londoners reach the final to face off with Premier League rivals at the Baku Olympic Stadium on Wednesday for the prestigious title.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Europa League final clash between Chelsea and Arsenal is set to be played in front of a nearly empty stadium next week.

Both Premier League giants were said to have failed to sell out the tickets allocated to them by UEFA for the final battle in Azerbaijan.

SunSport further report that sponsors might equally have withdrawn their interests in attending the match which will determining the champions of European second tier competition.

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