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All the key information you need to know about the UEFA Europa League final between Arsenal and Chelsea in Baku


The time is almost upon us as Arsenal and Chelsea go head to head in Baku in the Europa League final tonight (Wednesday).

The two London rivals will meet in Azerbaijan as they compete for glory in Europe's second biggest competition, where victory for the Gunners would see them qualify for next season's Champions League.

The Blues have already sealed qualification for the Champions League by finishing third in the Premier League, but Maurizio Sarri's men will want to end his first season in charge in style.

Arsenal qualified for the final after beating Spanish side Valencia in the semi-final 7-3 on aggregate, while Chelsea scraped past German side Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties after a 2-2 aggregate score.

And here's everything you need to know about the final this evening, including how you can watch it, and more.

What the teams will be playing for

When is Arsenal vs Chelsea in the Europa League final?

The UEFA Europa League final will be played on Wednesday May 29th.

Where is Arsenal vs Chelsea in the Europa League final taking place?

The Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan will play host to the 2019 Europa League final.

Chelsea have played here before, beating Qarabag 4-0 in the Champions League group stages in 2017, while it will be Arsenal's first trip.

What time does Arsenal vs Chelsea in the Europa League final kick-off?

The game is scheduled to start at 20:00 BST.

 

Where is Baku?

Baku is the capital city of Azerbaijan.

What is the time in Baku, Azerbaijan?

Baku are three hours ahead of GMT. That means that for the 8pm (GMT) kick-off time on Wednesday night the match will commence at 11pm local time.

 

What is the distance from London to Baku?

It is approximately 4670 miles as the crow flies from London to Baku.

What is the weather like in Baku, Azerbaijan?

The weather in Baku is slightly cloudy with an current temperature of around 25 degrees celcius. However that temperature will drop to around 21 degrees at kick-off on Wednesday night.

Is Arsenal vs Chelsea in the Europa League final on TV?

Like all Europa League games this season, BT Sport 2 will be showing coverage of the final.

It is also going to be streamed on YouTube for those who aren't subscribed to BT Sport.

 

What is the latest injury news for Arsenal vs Chelsea in the Europa League final?

Arsenal will be without Aaron Ramsey (hamstring), Denis Suarez (groin), Hector Bellerin (knee injury) and Rob Holding (both ACL) for the Europa League final.

Danny Welbeck could return after an ankle injury.

 

Chelsea will be without Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Antonio Rudiger and Gary Cahill for the Europa League final.

They also have a major fitness doubt in midfielder N'Golo Kante, who left the Blues' final training session before the game early.

What is the capacity of the Baku Olympic Stadium where Arsenal vs Chelsea in the Europa League final will be held?

The Baku Olympic Stadium holds 69,870 spectators. Arsenal and Chelsea were allocated just 6000 tickets each.

Will VAR be used for Arsenal vs Chelsea in the Europa League final?

Yes, VAR will be used in the Europa League final.

UEFA plan to introduce VAR fully into 2019/20 season for both European competitions. Champions League did get a head start in the technology this season after using VAR from the knockout stage of the tournament.

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