It’s time for the first chapter in this week’s all-England European final football affair. The 2019 UEFA Europa League final is on the menu today for what should be a delicious London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal. The teams (and at least some of their fans) have travelled all the way to Baku in Azerbaijan for this, but thankfully you don’t have to – keep reading and we’ll tell you how you can watch every minute of the game with a Chelsea vs Arsenal live stream from absolutely anywhere on Earth.
While it’s true that more of the football world’s attention turns to the Champions League final to be played on the following Saturday, Europe’s second competition should not be taken lightly.
Chelsea vs Arsenal: Head-to-head
Arsenal lead the head to head toe by ten wins coming into 178th encounter with the Blues.
The Gunners were more successful in the most recent head to head history with Chelsea.
Arsenal won two, drew one and lost one of last four ties against Chelsea who only managed to pick up a single victory in last nine meetings with the Gunners.
The Gunners won 2-0 when these two likes last met each other in January this year at Emirates Stadium.
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL 2019 – WHERE AND WHEN
This year’s Europa League final being played by English clubs Chelsea and Arsenal will be played at Azerbaijan’s Olympic Stadium in the capital of Baku. IT holds 68,700 people (just don’t expect many of those to be actual fans of the clubs playing).
Kick-off is today (Wednesday, May 29) at 8pm BST (so that’s 11pm local time, 3pm ET, 12pm PT and 5am AEST on Thursday morning).
As well as that frankly gorgeous trophy, the prize at stake is a place in next year’s Champions League. That’s a huge incentive for Arsenal, who failed to make the top four in this year’s Premier League.
So a win in Baku for Unai Emery’s men would salvage an otherwise flat first season in charge. It hasn’t been completely devoid of positives – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal tally and connection with Alexandre Lacazette bodes well for the next campaign. A few smart summer signings (with the replacement of outgoing Aaron Ramsey a priority) and the good times may start flowing again at the Emirates.
Despite finishing third in the league, it’s been a similarly chequered season for Chelsea and boss Maurizio Sarri. He’s been fighting the revolt of fans (and, it’s rumoured, some players) and now has a transfer ban and the expected departure of Eden Hazard to contend with, too. Can the fleet-footed Belgian with support from the likes of Gonzalo Higuaín and Willian make this the perfect end to the season?
It’s certainly a tough one to call. We’re not sure which side of London will hold that Europa League trophy in their cabinet for the next year. But to make sure that you don’t miss a minute of on-pitch action, we’ve found the ways to watch a Chelsea vs Arsenal live stream. It’s good news for some, as it’s being shown absolutely FREE in some parts and available in pretty much every corner of the world