Frank Lampard has compared Derby’s play-off final showdown to Chelsea’s crucial Champions League qualification which changed the course of the club’s future.
Wayne Bridge has backed Chelsea for Europa League glory but fears his former club is hampered by unhappiness and facing a bleak short-term future.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is out to silence Frank Lampard at Wembley after already hearing his words of wisdom.
Chelsea Supporters Trust has criticised the club over their handling of ticket arrangements for next week’s controversial Europa League final against Arsenal in Baku.
Frank Lampard will hold talks over his future with Derby owner Mel Morris after Monday’s Sky Bet Championship play-off final.
Jose Mourinho believes Tottenham could go on a trophy spree if they can win the Champions League final next week.
What the papers say Colombian James Rodriguez looks to be in high demand as rumours swirl his loan spell at Bayern Munich is coming to an end. After an unsettled period with Real Madrid, the 27-year-old has spent the last two years with the Bundesliga champions but is now reportedly ready for a move. With Zinedine Zidane overhauling his Real squad, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal have all been put on alert to the midfielder’s situation, the Mirror reports.
Chelsea and Arsenal meet in the Europa League final in Baku’s Olympic Stadium on Wednesday, May 29. The London rivals have crossed paths across plenty of competitions in the past and here, Press Association Sport looks through its archive at some of the best images from previous meetings.
Chelsea and Arsenal will meet in the Europa League final on May 29 after taking a long and winding road to the Olympic Stadium in Baku.
Chelsea are preparing to face Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku on May 29.
Arsenal’s route to the Europa League final in Baku included an earlier trip to the Azerbaijani capital as well as a relocated fixture in Ukraine and some tricky knockout ties.
Petr Cech is renowned as a safe pair of hands for the last 15 years and now one of the greatest goalkeepers of the Premier League era has even managed to hold onto his dream retirement match.
Arsenal and Chelsea will contest an all-English Europa League final in Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku on Wednesday.
Arsenal have already started their summer recruitment plans and have enough “ammunition” to convince targets to join, according to head of football Raul Sanllehi.
Maurizio Sarri’s future at Chelsea may be up in the air, but the Italian insists it does not hinge on winning next week’s Europa League final.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will discuss his future with the club following the Europa League final against Arsenal as he wants “to know if they are happy” with him.
Amnesty International has increased the pressure on European football’s governing body UEFA by saying Azerbaijan must not be allowed to “sportswash its appalling human rights record” by staging high-profile football matches.
Christian Pulisic hopes he can reach the same heights as Eden Hazard when he begins his Chelsea career this summer – and also wants to play alongside the Belgium international next season.
What the papers say Liverpool have identified up to 12 players in case of the departure of striker Daniel Sturridge, according to the Daily Mail. Among the line-up are Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze, Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech and David Neres, and Lyon’s Bertrand Traore, who had a taste of the Premier League with Chelsea between 2014 and 2017.
Arsenal plan to meet with UEFA to express their fury after Henrikh Mkhitaryan decided against playing in the Europa League final over security fears.
Petr Cech maintains his “sole focus” is to help Arsenal win the Europa League following a report the goalkeeper was set to return to his former club Chelsea in a sporting director role.
Chelsea have declined to comment on a report former goalkeeper Petr Cech will return to the club in a sporting director role.
Unai Emery respects the “personal” nature of Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s decision not to play in the Europa League final but concedes it is “bad news” for his Arsenal side.
Gardens focusing on health, well-being and the power of nature, including an exhibit designed by the Duchess of Cambridge, feature at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.
UEFA has defended the decision to award Baku the 2019 Europa League final, but vowed to work with Arsenal and Chelsea to help get their fans to the match.
Chelsea could turn their search for a new striker towards Ajax’s David Neres with Luka Jovic poised to sign for Real Madrid.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed his “confusion” at the prospect of facing as long as a year sidelined after Achilles surgery.
UEFA has called for a “joint effort” with Arsenal to help fans get to the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku.
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has ruptured his Achilles tendon and will have surgery on Thursday night.
Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is facing a spell on the sidelines after rupturing his Achilles tendon during a friendly in the United States.