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.

In terms of what Sarri decides to do with his starting line-up in this match, one could expect him to start Olivier Giroud over Gonzalo Higuain at striker. The Frenchman, who recently signed a contract extension, is the leading scorer with ten goals in the tournament for the Blues.

N’Golo Kante has suffered a new injury this week, and he’s now a doubt for this match. So we went ahead and changed our XI accordingly.

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Attack: Eden Hazard, Olivier Giroud, Pedro

Midfield: Ross Barkley, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic

Defense: Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri

Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga

 

Chelsea vs Arsenal UEFA Europa League Final FYIs

Kickoff: Wednesday, May 29, 8pm, Baku Olympic Stadium

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi

Injury Report for Both Sides: go to this link

Starting XI Predictions: Chelsea    Arsenal FC

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Odds via Bet Fair: Chelsea win 4/6, Arsenal win 6/5

Prediction: Chelsea 3, Arsenal 2

Picking the Blues as we believe it will be Eden Hazard’s final match with the club, and a world-class player like that will be motivated to go out with a trophy.

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  1. Chelsea 3 v Arsenal 1
    Ross Barkley :aubamiyang
    Hazard
    Giroud

  2. Chelsea 3 v Arsenal 0
    Hazard
    Pedro
    Ross Barkley

  3. My prediction is dat game is 50:50 bt chelsea 3 Arsenal 2

  4. Dr. Chris says

    I think Chelsea has been better organised and more consistent than Arsenal this season. Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal. If Arsenal scores first in the first half they get beaten 2-1, if Arsenal scores in first in second half its beaten 1-0. If Arsenal scores late in second half, the game draws.

  5. Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal

  6. Anonymous says

    0 3

  7. Anonymous says

    At the look of things,sarri needs a trophy to back up his coaching career,so i predict :chl 3 ars 1

  8. Ugwu Emma says

    By d grace of god chelsea 3v arsenal 1 chelsea win in Jesus name amen………

  9. chelsea 2-arsenal 1

  10. CHEL 3 ARSENAL 2

  11. ogbu sunday otoga says

    chelsea3-arsenal-0

  12. CHELSEA2 ARSENAL1

  13. Anonymous says

    Chelsea 2v Arsenal 1

  14. Anonymous says

    Arseal winning with a red card on Chelsea …
    Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

  15. OLORIEBI says

    chelsea 1-3 Arsenal. Aubamayang hazard lacazety alex iwobi,

  16. Anonymous says

    Ars 2 Vs Chel 0

  17. LUGER HAMID says

    CHELSEA WIN 3 2

  18. Arseal winning with a red card on Chelsea …
    Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0 auba scoring one and laca

  19. Arsenal will beat chelsea 2-1 goals from aubameyang and lacazette and giround to score for chelsea.

  20. YUSUF OLATUNJI says

    YUSUF OLATUNJI CHELSEA GO WIN 2-0 COMFIRM

  21. Oh my god holy Jesus what a post. Loved the way the post is presented. And Chelsea win ho ho

  22. HEROVICTOR says

    this is a big game but chelsea2 vs arsenal 1

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