Bill Edgar: Three stats and bets for the Europa League final

Bill Edgar: Three stats and bets for the Europa League final

The Belgium talisman fired home the winning penalty in the semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt with his last act at Stamford Bridge.

Although he is yet to reveal his decision, Hazard is widely expected to depart Chelsea for Real Madrid before the start of next season. One is this European title, also continuing improving in our way to achieve the best position in the football world for Arsenal. "To believe we can do it and I think if we give 100 per cent and have a good day, and also luck, because in one game anything can happen (then) we can do it".

Between them, the duo have netted 13 Europa League goals on the road to Azerbaijan. Here are three players who must have a stormer if they are to beat the Blues.

Only 6,000 tickets have been allocated to the fans of Arsenal and Chelsea for the final, played in the 68,700-capacity Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan's capital Baku.

"I wouldn't say Valencia were an fantastic team but I thought Arsenal dealt with them ruthlessly and I think that Chelsea have the kind of defence that if you can get at them you can cause problems".

"We are positive in ours".

But the players have insisted they will try to win the trophy for their team-mate. "I feel the respect towards me even when we lose, but I want the defeats to hurt more, because it is a step to improve competitively".

"They have to plan for this: hopefully we can ruin it", said Azpilicueta.

Azpilicueta said captaining the side will be a career highlight.

It is also believed that Juve are also interest in both Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp for their hot seat, with the victor of the upcoming Champions League final said to be the frontrunner for the job.

"We didn't plan a parade, but that doesn't mean we're not hungry and determined to win the trophy. Hopefully we can get our hands on it".

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