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.
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.
When Chelsea face Arsenal in Baku on Wednesday it will be only the third time there has been an all-English tie in the combined history of the UEFA Cup and Europa League.
BT Sport is to show the Champions League and Europa League finals in High Dynamic Range (HDR) via its official app as part of trials of the picture quality technology.
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.
Arsenal plan to meet with UEFA to express their fury after Henrikh Mkhitaryan decided against playing in the Europa League final over security fears.
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.
Olivier Giroud has given Chelsea a boost by signing a new one-year contract for next season ahead of next week’s Europa League final.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed his “confusion” at the prospect of facing as long as a year sidelined after Achilles surgery.
Maurizio Sarri’s pre-match worries appeared to become a reality during Chelsea’s 3-0 friendly win over New England Revolution after Ruben Loftus-Cheek limped off with a suspected ankle injury.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek believes Kepa Arrizabalaga completed his redemption from penalty villain to spot-kick hero to spur Chelsea to the Europa League final.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has moved to reassure Chelsea fans Maurizio Sarri was right to substitute him in the Europa League semi-final scrap with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Arsenal admit they are “hugely concerned” about playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan potentially missing the Europa League final against Chelsea because of the continuing tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Supporters of Arsenal and Chelsea face an epic journey to watch their sides in the Europa League final.
Mikey Devlin made his Dons debut in the Battle of Britain Europa League qualifiers with Burnley.
Flaming towers, carpet-mania and the world’s biggest Kentucky Fried Chicken: the delights of Baku await Arsenal and Chelsea supporters following their respective qualification for this year’s Europa League final.
It was a monumental week of football, full of comebacks, drama and great individual performances.
Maurizio Sarri believes Chelsea “deserve” to win the Europa League at the conclusion of what has threatened to be such a difficult season.
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery hailed his “amazing” strikeforce as a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hat-trick and an Alexandre Lacazette goal set up a Europa League final against Premier League rivals Chelsea.
Petr Cech is adamant Arsenal will keep their feet on the ground in Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second-leg clash with Valencia.
Petr Cech has called on his Arsenal team-mates to overcome their disappointment following Sunday’s draw with Brighton and secure their place in the Europa League final this week.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes a Europa League place is what Manchester United deserve after their poor season.
Unai Emery will switch his attention to achieving Europa League success after Arsenal’s top-four hopes were all but dashed by Brighton.
Leander Dendocker’s late strike kept Wolves’ European dreams alive after a 1-0 win over Fulham.
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has pledged to become “stronger, fitter and faster” as he continues to manage a long-term back injury.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos insists he is not contemplating ending the season without Champions League qualification and achieving the target he set when he joined Arsenal last summer.