Europa League

Chelsea and Arsenal players could face late night in Baku

Chelsea and Arsenal players could face late night in Baku with Europa League final not finishing until 2am local time if tie goes to penalties

  • Both sides could be in Azerbaijan until the early hours of the morning in May 
  • The Gunners have already played at the site of the final, the Olympic Stadium
  • Chelsea have an easier path to the semi-finals as they take on Slavia Prague

Chelsea and Arsenal could be stuck in Baku until at least 2am local time if they reach the Europa League final. 

The final on Wednesday May 29 kicks off at 11pm and if it goes to penalties, both sides could be in Azerbaijan until the early hours of the morning. 

The Gunners have already played at the site of the final, the Olympic Stadium, against Qarabag in the group stage and ran out 3-0 winners. 

Chelsea and Arsenal could be stuck in Baku until 2am if they reach the Europa League final

They will have to overcome more stern opposition in the quarter-finals, however, as they take on Champions League drop-outs Napoli. 

Chelsea have an easier path to the semi-finals as they take on Czech Republic opposition, Slavia Prague. 

The other two ties in the quarter-finals include an all Spanish fixture between Villarreal and Valencia and Benfica against Eintracht Frankfurt. 

The winners of the Europa League secure a Champions League spot and will go into next season’s competition as one of the top seeds for the group stage.   

Maurizio Sarri’s side are favourites to lift the trophy for the second time in their history.  

Maurizio Sarri's side are favourites to lift the trophy for the second time in their history

Maurizio Sarri’s side are favourites to lift the trophy for the second time in their history



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