Chelsea yesterday won the Europa League title with a comfortable 4-1 win over Arsenal in Baku.
After a goalless draw in the first half, Olivier Giroud found the back of the net minutes after the start of the second half with Pedro Rodriquez adding the second goal minutes later.
The Blues were not done yet as Eden Hazard added the third goal from the spot and despite Arsenal reducing the deficit through Alex Iwobi,
Hazard added the fourth goal to all but end Arsenal’s hopes of playing in the champions league next season.
Minutes after the match, Hazard who is wanted by Real Madrid told reporters he thinks the match was a goodbye to Chelsea.
This is Chelsea’s third major European trophy since 2012. In that time, 20 per cent of UEFA’s greatest prizes have gone to Stamford Bridge. How they do it, amidst what many would regard as turmoil, nobody can be sure.
Eden Hazard scored two goals, made another. Almost certainly, he’s leaving for Real Madrid. Maurizio Sarri won the first major trophy of his coaching career, to go with restoring the club to the Champions League in his first season beyond Italian football. By all accounts, he could quite possibly be leaving, too.
It was a bad day for that run to end, too. Chelsea had already qualified for the Champions League through league position, but Arsenal needed this to make the leap. In the end, they looked crushed by the challenge of it and will join Manchester United and Wolves in Europe’s second tier.