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GAME ON Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1 LIVE reaction: Eden Hazard fires Blues to Europa League glory in Baku
– Hazard bags double in Europa League final on what could be last Blues game
– Giroud and Pedro also score as Blues dominate Gunners in second half
LIVE BLOG
By Marc Williams
29th May 2019, 10:01 pm
Updated: 29th May 2019, 10:01 pm

A MINUTE AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1 – player reaction

Speaking to BT Sport, Chelsea winger Pedro said: “In the first-half I think it was more open and Arsenal had a lot of chances but I think we controlled the game well in the second-half and moved the ball between the lines until the end.

“It is unbelievable and it is another goal and another European final. The best thing was the team work today.

“It is another trophy and I am happy to win another title and I think we deserve it because we were the best team in the tournament.

“To close this season with the trophy is great. I link with Eden well and he is the best player. I’m so happy for him to win this title.”

2 MINUTES AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea are European champions once again!

6 MINUTES AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1 – player reaction

Chelsea defender David Luiz: “We had some ups and downs but we have improved a lot and learned a lot this season.

“We finished well and won a trophy. It is my third title in Europe with Chelsea, they believe in my game. Sarri is a great guy, a great coach and he deserves this.

“The manager did amazing for this club. I don’t know about speculation, now is the time to talk about the title.”

17 MINUTES AGOMay 29, 2019
IT’S OURS!

2018-19 @EuropaLeague WINNERS! #UELfinal pic.twitter.com/usfo3zNtLJ

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 29, 2019

18 MINUTES AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1: The contrast of emotions

21 MINUTES AGOMay 29, 2019
The Sports Bar is OPEN!@AndyGoldstein05
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— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 29, 2019

21 MINUTES AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea lift the trophy and involve everyone in their celebrations with Gary Cahill and Rob Green among the first to hoist the cup into the air.

That’s Maurizio Sarri’s first piece of major silverware, surely he’s now done enough to keep his Stamford Bridge job.

26 MINUTES AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1 – player reaction

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud: “It was an interesting first half but there were no goals. It was a good final and we have been better, more efficient in the second half.

“I am very proud, this team deserved to win something. It was special for me, I am happy for this club. It’s my second trophy in two years.

“These two clubs changed my life, they gave me the opportunity to play in the Premier League. I didn’t want to celebrate against Arsenal but I am so proud to win this trophy with Chelsea.

“When you give me the chance to get game time I always try my best. It was our second target to win the Europa League after finishing in the top four so I feel blessed.”

30 MINUTES AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1 – player reaction

Blues hero Eden Hazard on his future: “We will decide in a few days and the only target in my mind was to win this final. I have made my decision already and now I’m waiting on both clubs.

“I think it is a goodbye, but in football you never know. My dream was to play in the Premier League and I have done that for one of the biggest clubs so maybe now it is the time for a new challenge.”

On the final: “It was good. I think both teams were playing with a bit of stress with it being a final but when Olivier scored it was the beginning of a great night.

“We played well and controlled the game and I’m happy to leave this trophy with the boys. The manager said to carry on playing football at the break and today we showed this mentality.”

32 MINUTES AGOMay 29, 2019
Eden Hazard has just said tonight will probably be a ‘goodbye’ to Chelsea and that his future will become clear ‘in the next few days’.

He’s off, no doubt about that now. But what a final game from the Belgium superstar, a stunning end to a great Chelsea career.

40 MINUTES AGOMay 29, 2019
CHELSEA WIN THE #UEL!

The Blues win 4-1 on the night against Arsenal to take the cup back to London.

What did you make of the game?

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— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 29, 2019

40 MINUTES AGOMay 29, 2019
CHELSEA HAVE WON THE EUROPA LEAGUE

41 MINUTES AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1 – FULL TIME

41 MINUTES AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1

Willock takes aim again, he’s been bright since coming on, but it’s easy for Chelsea to deal with. That should be about it.

42 MINUTES AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1

Another chance for the Gunners goes begging as Aubameyang slices his effort and it cannons off Willock for a goal kick.

43 MINUTES AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1

Three minutes of added time until Chelsea are crowned European champions.

44 MINUTES AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1

Hazard is caught by Willock and is being forced to go off. He gets a huge ovation from the Chelsea fans, is that the last time we see him in the Chelsea Blue?

He has been magnificent in the second half and this will be a fitting farewell.

Describe this man in one word pic.twitter.com/kDYidv01fo

— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 29, 2019

AN HOUR AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1

The Gunners win a free-kick in the perfect position after a foul on Xhaka. Lacazette sends it goal-wards but it floats over.

AN HOUR AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1

Arsenal are still going to their credit but Lacazette’s effort is blocked and then Aubameyang is caught offside as he tries to turn in the rebound.

Lacazette and Willock then combine well but the substitute curls his effort just wide of the post.

AN HOUR AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1

Chelsea are desperate for a fifth and this time Azpilicueta goes close but sends a close-range drive just wide.

This could be a cricket score…

AN HOUR AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1

Chelsea could run riot here in Baku and Willian draws another brilliant save from Cech.

Just over ten minutes left for Arsenal to produce a miracle. You have to feel for their 2,000 or so fans that have made the trip all the way here to see this.

AN HOUR AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1

The Gunners are surely out of this now, what a damaging defeat this could be for the north Londoners. Ozil off, Willock on.

Chelsea have been brilliant since the break and Hazard fully deserves his double on what may be his last Blues outing.

AN HOUR AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1 – Eden Hazard

Well, that comeback didn’t last long.

Giroud and Hazard link up brilliantly well inside the box before the Belgian sends it home on the half-volley. Game over!

GOAL!! Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal#CFC // #AFC // #UELFinal

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— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 29, 2019

AN HOUR AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 3 Arsenal 1 – Alex Iwobi

What a strike that is from the sub!

Iwobi wins a free-kick with a smart piece of skill. Arsenal lump it in but Chelsea head clear.

It falls back to Iwobi and he takes aim, lashing it into the top corner from 25 yards out. Could we have another stunning comeback?

GOAL!! Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal#CFC // #AFC // #UELFinal

Live coverage → https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD pic.twitter.com/1pCVgeuNS7

— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 29, 2019

AN HOUR AGOMay 29, 2019
Chelsea 3 Arsenal 0

Emery has brought on Iwobi and Guendouzi for Torreira and Monreal.

They must find something and soon.