Amazing Facts on the Europa League Winner in 2019-Chelsea

The 2018/2019 Europa league finals saw Chelsea and their London rivals, Arsenal go head to head in the cup final. Chelsea came back strong in the second half of the match, marking a 4-1 win against Arsenal. This also marked the first-ever trophy for Maurizio Sarri as a coach.

The game was already intense, but Giroud added even more spark when he darted in front of Koscielny and met Emerson’s pass with a fantastic header. The French striker made his 11th goal of the campaign making him the top scorer in the tournament.

At this point, Eden Hazard was already a peripheral figure. However, the Belgian schemer cemented his mark during the hour, making a low back cross which Pedro Rodriguez pushed towards Cech, giving team Chelsea some time to breathe.

History in The Making

This match was the first Europa finals between English clubs in the last 11 years. It is also the third ever in UEFA history. The first one was between Porto and Braga, both of which are Portugal teams, in 2011. This win by Chelsea marks their 14th UEFA Europa League win in the W11 D3 term. The team dominated Group L, which led them to the finals.

Chelsea and Arsenal had once met again in the 2003/04 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Chelsea won 2-1 at Highbury with Wayne Bridge scoring the decisive goal, three minutes past time.

During the 2018/19 round of 32, Chelsea won against Malmo by 2-1 away from home and 3-0 at home. The Blues also swept Dynamo Kyiv with 3-0 at home and 5-0 away.

The team had six times win in a row to get to the quarter-finals where they drew with Frankfurt even at penalty stage. They were the top-scoring team in the 2018/19 season, with 32 goals which are only five short of the 2010/2011 Porto record.