Eden Hazard Believes Europa League Win will Be Chelsea Goodbye

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Entering the UEFA Europa League final, Chelsea forward Eden Hazard said that winning the match would make for the perfect farewell. Mission accomplished, as the Belgian bagged a brace and the Blues routed Arsenal 4-1 in a London derby staged in Baku, Azerbaijan.

As of now, the match will most likely be remembered going forward for the dreadful lack of atmosphere, empty seats and logistical travel issues that kept fans of both clubs away. However, it’s possible that this game, in time, might be better remembered for the dominant performance by Eden Hazard in his Chelsea send-off.

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Romelu Lukaku Edges Closer to United Exit, Joining Antonio Conte at Inter Milan

Remember the summer transfer window of 2017, the striker shuffle in the Premier League big six? It saw Manchester United swoop in and sign Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, who was heavily linked to Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side (one of Lukaku’s former clubs) at the time.

Real Madrid man Alvaro Morata was strongly linked to United, but went to Chelsea instead; where he subsequently flopped and then moved back to Atletico Madrid this past January. As for Lukaku, he’s been a major disappointment too, and his days at United are apparently coming to an end soon.

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Maurizio Sarri Storms Out of Training After David Luiz-Gonzalo Higuain Altercation

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Just a couple hours after he was spreading the love for Chelsea, his players and the Premier League, Blues boss Maurizio Sarri had a major mood swing. On the eve of tonight’s UEFA Europa League final in Baku against Arsenal, Sarri angered mightily at the final training session and stormed off the pitch.

Sarri’s actions apparently occurred moments after striker Gonzalo Higuain and central defender David Luiz had a heated altercation, which ended with Luiz also storming off the field in anger.

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Chelsea FC News and Transfer Talk: Hazard, Sarri, Willian, Europa Final

Just one more day until the UEFA Europa League Final gets here, and thus we got all your preview material for the match right here. Like the team news/injury report for both sides and the Chelsea starting XI prediction.

Additionally, we have plenty of Chelsea FC news and transfer narratives to discuss today. So without further ado, let’s take a spin through the interwebs and see what’s buzzing right now in the Blues online community.

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Eden Hazard Says Europa League Final Win would be Perfect Farewell

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Eden Hazard has not officially confirmed that Wednesday night’s Europa League Final versus Arsenal will be his last match in a Chelsea shirt.

However, he’s also said absolutely nothing to try and shoot down the widely held narrative that he’s off to Real Madrid after the big game in Baku, Azerbaijan. We have seen plenty of telling hints dropped by Chelsea players, and Christian Pulisic sent one extremely strong signal, but affirmation from the club or the Belgian superstar himself has yet to occur.

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N’Golo Kante Misses Chelsea Training Session, Doubt for Europa League Final

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It had been previously reported that Chelsea midfield maestro N’Golo Kante was ruled out of the UEFA Europa league final against Arsenal on Wednesday night, due to a new injury that he suffered in training over the weekend. The situation has since changed though, according to The Guardian.

While he did miss the training session yesterday, the Blues have refused to rule him out for the London derby European trophy game, and he is expected to travel with the team to Baku, Azerbaijan. Bottom line: the 2016-17 PFA Player of the Year faces a late fitness test for UEL final.

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Chelsea Starting XI Prediction vs Arsenal (UEFA Europa League Final)

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has seen his job status intensively speculated upon all season long, so why should that change now with one game to play? The Italian, who is still looking for the first major trophy of his coaching career, says that he would quit the club if his job hinged on the Europa League final against Arsenal next week.

It would seem very odd, his getting the sack if they lose at the Baku Olympic Stadium on Wednesday night. After all, he’s already secured UEFA Champions League qualification for Chelsea next season (the expected goal for the season), regardless of the result here.

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Arsenal Starting XI Prediction vs Chelsea: UEFA Europa League Final

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Just two points and one place in the table separated Chelsea and Arsenal in the Premier League table this past season. These two London rivals are very evenly matched to say the least, and they’ll get one more shot at each other, this time with a trophy on the line.

They’ll meet Wednesday night in the UEFA Europa League Final, staged at Baku Olympic Stadium. Due to high political tensions between the host country of Azerbaijan and Armenia, the birth country of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the Gunners will be without the services of the winger they acquired from Manchester United in January of 2018.

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Chelsea vs Arsenal UEL Final Injury Report: Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Rudiger

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Update: N’Golo Kante has suffered a new injury this week, and he’s now a doubt for this match.

It’s a London derby Europa League Final, as Chelsea and Arsenal, two teams very familiar with their opponents’ tactics and capabilities, will square off in Baku. The stakes are very high as Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is aiming to win his first major trophy in coaching.

For Arsenal, it’s win or you’re back in the Europa League again next season. With reports circulating that their top transfer targets are concerned about the opportunity to play Champions League football next season, the Gunners could see a very negative chain reaction here with a loss whilst a win could incite some positive momentum.

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Manchester United Transfer Talk: Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku, Ivan Perisic

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The rebuild of Manchester United could definitely take some time, so get ready and dig your heels in for that. The upshot is that we’ll have a summer transfer window filled with many comings and goings.

And with Manchester United linked to approximately 97,324 players already, the time is right for some Red Devils transfer talk. For part two of today’s United transfer talk, go here.

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Chelsea FC News and Transfer Talk: Hazard, Sarri, Cech, Caballero

It’s still another week until the UEFA Europa League Final gets here, and thus it’s too early to talk about previewing the match at this point. However, the good news is that we have plenty of Chelsea FC news and transfer narratives to discuss today.

Let’s take a spin through the interwebs and see what’s buzzing right now in the Blues online community.

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Christian Pulisic Hopes to Emulate Eden Hazard, Inspire American Youth

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American Christian Pulisic has now completed his first round of interviews as a member of Chelsea, and during his media opportunities he said that he hopes to emulate Blues superstar Eden Hazard. Pulisic, who was acquired from Borussia Dortmund for €64m in January (on the agreement he would move to west London at the end of the season), is the most expensive U.S. born player in history.

The Pennsylvania native also said that he hopes to be an inspiration to American youth. Recently, Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said that he expects Pulisic to help grow the club’s fan base in America. First though about Hazard, who is widely believed to be off to Real Madrid once the UEFA Europa League final concludes.

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