The Europa League final in Baku will be an all-London affair after Arsenal and Chelsea booked their places in Azerbaijan.
Chelsea overcame Eintracht on penalties and Arsenal cleared Valencia aside as European football kept on conveying midweek excites.
We take a gander at what we learned from Thursday night’s action.
Let the Loftus-Cheek era begin
This is the sparkling example of what can happen at Chelsea in the event that they simply give their talented youths (and there are many of them) a chance to sparkle in the principal team. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has gone about it the hard way, via a loan spell at Crystal Palace, yet at 23, it really is currently or never for his Blues career. The Englishman was a standout in the game in Germany and lined it up with another big deal performance here. The boos when he was subbed said it all. Chelsea’s transfer ban also expects them to put more trust in the men they have. That should start with their midfield maestro.
Case closed with Jović
The greater the occasion, the better it gets for this person – an encouraging sign for potential suitors. He was starved of administration for a significant part of the game yet when he carved out a chance for himself, he was ice cool before the goal and took his penalty very well as well.
Trust the promotion around the 21-year-old because he has met people’s high expectations in two of the greatest games of his career up until now.
Arsenal have a proper strikeforce
That it is so invigorating to watch a team, particularly away from home in Europe, playing with a two-man attack in an era when strike partnerships appear to be a relic of times gone by. And it worked so well for Arsenal as well. Lacayang or Aubamazette, whatever you want to call it, however, those two together forthcoming are a delight to watch. They give Arsenal an alternate measurement – after all, how frequently do you see an Arsenal goal originating starting with one striker flicking it on then onto the next? As a tandem, they are a standout amongst the most dangerous on the landmass and Chelsea will have their work removed in Baku big time in halting them.
After two energizing semi-finals, the English capital is sending two clubs to Azerbaijan to go after the trophy. It guarantees to be a nail-gnawing affair. Only four points separate them in the Premier League this season and they both have a success apiece over the other. The two guards can flatter to misdirect now and again and each attack has veritable individual match-winning quality in it. You endeavor to call it because we basically can’t. In any case, we’re certainly amped up for it.