Former English Premier League stars, Michael Owen and Ian Wright have predicted who will emerge winner in the Chelsea Vs Arsenal Europa League final game playing today in Baku, Azerbaijan.
According to Michael Owen, Chelsea will take the day due to Eden Hazard.
“Maurizio Sarri must do without Antonio Rudiger, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi in Azerbaijan, but they do have Hazard.
“I feel the brilliant Belgian will be the difference between the two sides in Baku.”
“Arsenal’s last eight goals in Europe have been shared by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette and Emery – after much soul-searching and debate – has found a successful system to accommodate both stars into his starting XI.”
However, Arsenal legend in Wright tips his former club to win due to the influence of its striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
“Arsenal’s away form has not been great this season, but the last couple of games it has sort of kicked in.
“I wouldn’t say Valencia were an amazing team but I thought Arsenal dealt with them ruthlessly and I think that Chelsea have the kind of defence that if you can get at them you can cause problems. Especially Lacazette and Aubameyang.
“But at the same time, Arsenal’s defence has been a weakness this season and when you have someone like Hazard, who is going to be marauding in there, Arsenal haven’t got that naturally defence-minded midfielder who can pick him up in there, like someone like Kante could, so Hazard could be a problem.
“And when you look at him [Hazard] in what could be his last game for Chelsea he’s going to want to go out in a blaze of glory and win something so you have to say there is an argument for both teams.
“Obviously I want Arsenal to win and I think Arsenal might just nick it simply because of the two guys up front.”