The 2018/19 UEFA Europe League final will take place tonight as Chelsea and Arsenal make the journey east from London to Baku’s Olympic Stadium.
This is the third UEFA Europa League final between clubs from the same nation, the first having brought Portugal’s Porto a 1-0 win in Dublin against Braga in 2011 before Atlético Madrid defeated Athletic Club 3-0 in an all-Spanish encounter in Bucharest 12 months later.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their 14 UEFA Europa League matches this term (W11 D3).
They dominated Group L in the autumn before eliminating Malmö, Dynamo Kyiv, Slavia Praha and, on penalties, Eintracht Frankfurt to reach the final.
Arsenal arrive in Azerbaijan on a five-match winning run in the competition.
They cruised through to the knockout phase from Group E, dropping just two points and qualifying with two games to spare, but they had a scare in both the round of 32 and round of 16 against BATE Borisov and Rennes respectively before winning home and away in both the quarter-final against Napoli and the semi-final against Valencia.
While Chelsea have already secured a berth in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage by finishing third in the Premier League, Arsenal’s fifth-place finish means they will qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League only with victory in Baku.
The match will be shown live on BT Sport 2 from 6.30pm with live streaming on BTSport.com and via the BT Sport App.
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