Ashley Cole and Cesc Fabregas share views on Europa League final

Ashley Cole: Europa League Final Preview

Ashley Cole, now of Derby County where he played the Championship play-off final at the start of this week, has a special interest in Wednesday’s final in Baku having played for Chelsea and Arsenal in the past.

In the video interview which can be watched above, Cole answers questions from Chelsea TV pundits Jason Cundy and Frank Sinclair and gives his preference for the result.

Meanwhile, another to have been a Gunner and a Blue, Cesc Fabregas who left Stamford Bridge for Monaco in January, has been asked if he is backing one of the finalists over the other.

‘Obviously I was with Chelsea very recently,’ he said.

‘Three months ago I was playing with all these players, team-mates. We won a lot together, I had great times with the fans, with the club, so that's definitely a big thing.

‘Arsenal - what can I say? I spent probably the best years of my life there. The connection I had with the fans is something you don't see very, very often.

‘Even though we didn't win as much with Chelsea, we competed very well, every year we made the Champions League, competing even in finals.

‘If you ask me to choose, I think it would be impossible for me to choose. But, as I said, I have great, great memories with both teams.’

Fabregas made five appearances in this season’s group stage on Chelsea’s route to Baku and could potentially still receive a winner’s medal should we come out on top tonight.

‘I captained the team, I have a few assists here and there. To be honest, I don't really mind about the fact if I get a medal or not, but definitely you do feel a part of it,’ he said.


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