Chelsea wins Europa League title after beating Arsenal 4-1
Chelsea has ended its season with a European trophy, while Arsenal has been consigned to another season of Thursdays on the continent.
Two goals from Eden Hazard after strikes from Olivier Giroud and Pedro put Chelsea in command in Baku, Azerbaijan, with the Blues winning the Europa League final 4-1 after a goal-filled second half.
Alex Iwobi’s sensational strike was but a consolation goal for Arsenal, which had been hoping to win in order to qualify for next season’s Champions League after a fifth-place finish in England but will instead find itself back in the Europa League next season.
Chelsea, meanwhile, claims its second Europa League crown in seven seasons, despite having the safety net of already qualifying for the UCL with a third-place run in the Premier League. Hazard, in what could well have been his last match with Chelsea as reports of a move to Real Madrid swirl, was sensational on the night, and if he does exit the club, he’ll do so with a European title.