Europa League final: Chelsea v Arsenal details

Everything you need to know ahead of the Europa League final against Arsenal in Baku next week…

When and where

We will take on Arsenal on Wednesday 29 May in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, which is 2500 miles from London.

Kick-off at the Olympic Stadium is at 8pm UK time, 11pm local time.


Other information

Twelve substitutes will be permitted in the Europa League final for the first time. Should the match go to extra-time, a fourth sub will be permitted. VAR will be in operation. Chelsea are classed as the home team. 


The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport in the UK. The broadcaster is making it free-to-view on their website, app and YouTube channel.


We have met Arsenal once before in European competition when we famously defeated them 3-2 on aggregate in the Champions League quarter-finals in 2004. We have won one and lost one of our meetings in the Premier League this season.

Last season we played at the Olympic Stadium in Baku against Azerbaijani side Qarabag, winning 4-0. Arsenal played there earlier in their Europa League campaign this term.

The route to Baku

After qualifying comfortably from a group containing PAOK, Vidi and BATE Borisov, the Blues have beaten Malmo, Dynamo Kiev, Slavia Prague and Eintracht Frankfurt to reach the final for the second time in our history.

Arsenal meanwhile topped a group containing Sporting Lisbon, Vorskla Poltava and Qarabag. They have since knocked out BATE Borisov and Rennes - both times having lost the first leg away - and then Napoli and Valencia in the quarters and semis.

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