This Wednesday night is the final of the Europa League Chelsea at Arsenal at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan. Both teams will give everything to win the trophy.
Football Betting Tips Chelsea vs Arsenal
Undefeated in the group stage (5 wins and 1 draw), Arsenal had no trouble getting past Sporting, Vorskla Poltava and Qarabag in Group E. The Gunners then dismissed BATE, Rennes, Napoli and Valencia in knockout matches. Very convincing in the quarter and semi-finals, the London squad relied heavily on their attacking duo of Lacazette and Aubameyang to reach the final. In the league, the Londoners failed to qualify for the Champions League by finishing only in 5th place, just 1 point from the rival Tottenham. Indeed, Laurent Koscielny’s partners shot their tongue at the end of the season, going as far as losing 3 games in a row against Crystal Palace, Wolverhampton and Leicester. Then they could not do better than a draw on their court against Brighton Hove (1-1). On the final day, the Gunners finally smiled back to Burnley (1-3).
Present in the L group of this Europa League, Chelsea took the lead of the standings in front of BATE, Videoton and PAOK with a record of 5 wins and 1 draw. Subsequently, the Blues did not have too much trouble to get rid of Malmö, Dynamo Kiev and Slavia Prague. However, they had to work to overcome Frankfurt in the semifinals (qualifying after the shootout). In the league, the men of Maurizio Sarri have managed to finish in the Top 4, synonymous with qualifying for the next Champions League. The Londoners finished their season in 3rd place, 2 lengths ahead of their opponent in the evening. However, N’Golo Kanté’s partners have won only one of their last four days of the championship against Watford (3-0) in the penultimate game of the season. To prepare for the poster, the Blues played a friendly against the MLS New England Revolution team after which they scored a big win (0-3).
The staff for Chelsea vs Arsenal
For this meeting, the coach of Chelsea is not sure to be able to count on his middle world champion Kanté. Besides, Sarri said it was 50/50 for the French international. The Loftus-Cheek nugget package is insured, as are the long-time absentees Hudson-Odoi, Ampadu and van Ginkel. The defender Rudiger will also miss this meeting. Titularized since the beginning of the competition, the co-top scorer of this Europa League, Olivier Giroud, should be aligned at the top.
For Arsenal, the usual holders Bellerin and Ramsey and the substitutes Holding, Suarez and Mavropanos are all injured and can not take their place. The Armenian international Mkhitaryan, whose country is in conflict with Azerbaijan, is not traveling either. Finally, the old great hope Welbeck is uncertain. Chosen by Emery to keep Arsenal’s cages on this C3, Petr Cech will play his last match there.
The compositions for Chelsea vs Arsenal
The likely composition of Chelsea:
Kepa – Azpilicueta, Christensen, David Luiz, Emerson – Kovacic, Jorginho, Barkley – Pedro (or Willian), Giroud, Hazard.
Absent: Rüdiger, Hudson-Odoi, Loftus-Cheek, Ampadu, van Ginkel (injured).
Uncertain: Kanté (injured).
The tactical provision provided (4-3-3):
Azpilicueta – Christensen – David Luiz – Emerson
Kovacic – Jorginho – Barkley
Willian – Giroud – Hazard
The probable composition of Arsenal:
Cech – Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal – Maitland – Niles, Torreira, Xhaka, Kolasinac – Ozil – Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Absent: Mkhitaryan (political problem), Bellerin, Ramsey, Holding, Suarez (injured)
Uncertain: Welbeck (injured).
The probable tactical disposition (3-4-1-2):
Sokratis – Koscielny – Monreal
Maitland-Niles – Torreira – Xhaka – Kolasinac
Lacazette – Aubameyang
The history of confrontations Chelsea vs Arsenal
Since the 2015/2016 season, Chelsea has dominated Arsenal 4 times, for 5 losses and 4 draws.
Both teams have been opposed twice this season. Chelsea first won at home (3-2) before Arsenal take revenge at the Emirates (2-0).
Key points for the match Chelsea vs Arsenal
💭 These two teams compete regularly on the national scene and know each other perfectly well.
💭 Arsenal coach Unai Emery has experience in the C3 finals as he has already won three times this competition with Sevilla FC.
💭 Arsenal have not played for 17 days while Chelsea played in a friendly.
💭 Chelsea are already qualified for the Champions League while Arsenal is counting on a win in this competition to regain the C1.
💭 Eden Hazard, the star of the Blues, will play her last match under the colors of Chelsea.
💭 Chelsea has scored 7 of its last 8 games in all competitions, Arsenal in 9 of its last 10 games.
Our Betting Tip Explained Chelsea vs Arsenal
Impressive in this competition, Arsenal could prevail over his neighbor London.
Betting Tips: Victory Arsenal