Arsenal produced an incredible display in the second leg of their semi-final clash against Valencia to book a place in the final, while Chelsea had to settle affairs with Frankfurt via penalties.
We are expecting a thrilling game indeed but we have some reasons below why Chelsea will eventually grab the trophy at the end of the match:
Eden Hazard Is A Man For The Big Occasions
It was no surprise that Hazard, amid pressure, took the final penalty that took Chelsea to the Europa League final.
You can only wonder where the club will be without their talisman. In Hazard, the Blues have a gifted player who can single-handedly change the outcome of a game – a serial match winner.
However, it looks set that he could be leaving the club in the summer with Real Madrid the possible destination. Yet the Belgium international wants to give Chelsea fans a trophy if that happens.
“If it’s my last game, I will try to do everything for this club to win a trophy,” Hazard told BT Sport.
“In my mind I don’t know yet, I don’t think about that. I’m only thinking about winning something for this club and this squad.
“We played a great game but the semi-final is not so easy. We are happy and we will go to Baku to try to win the trophy.”
Arsenal’s Defensive Crisis
New manager, Same old Arsenal defensive whala?
Arsenal failed to secure a top 4 finish in the Premier League. Much was down to their horrible way of defending. The gunners will be thanking their stars the Europa League offers a route to the Champions League.
Arsenal have conceded a whooping 50 goals in the league this season, and are the only top club alongside Man United (52) to be in the top 12 of that list. Chelsea have let in just 39 goals.
Infact goakeeper Bernd Leno has produced more match saving displays than the entire Arsenal defence this season. STAGGERING!
We expect to see Hazard, Giroud & company ready to exploit that vulnerability.
Chelsea Are A Better Team Overall
The important point of the lot, Chelsea look a better team all around this season than Arsenal and that would surely play a big part in the final.