Chelsea and Arsenal have Thursday night an option be taken on a full London final. Chelsea, with Hazard on the bank, were equal on the field of Frankfurt (1-1), Arsenal was for their own people too strong for Valencia (3-1). A London derby as the final of the Europa League, it could just.
No Eden Hazard in the basis at Chelsea. Our compatriot continued this season in the most European parties on the bank and coach Sarri was the more appropriate to his hint not to start. The fourth place in the Premier League is also still in the game and that gives access to the Champions League. But also the winner of the Europa League may be next season to the Champions League. The choice to Hazard on the bank to keep, came as a surprise.
Outsider Frankfurt grabbed his illustrious opponent straight in the throat, despite the absence of the French striker Haller, good for a cart-load of goals this season. But Hallers spitsbroeder, the Serbian Luka Jovic, was of course in the basis. And that is what they have at Chelsea conscience. The Serbian duo Kostic-Jovic appeared in the initial phase a scourge for the English defence. When halfway through the first half Kostic along the line, was sent, was Jovic in the right place to find the perfect man any good to nod. Deserved lead, Chelsea should all be glad that the elf was after a bold tackle Christensen in Red.
The German’s goal, it ensured that the people of london suddenly were awake. Pedro’s lap for the first time in addition, Loftus-Cheek saw his attempt also but just next to fly. The equalizer just before the break, Pedro was no surprise. Feign, pretend and feign to be devastating to retrieve: klassegoal.
The dominance of the club in the Premier League continued last. Loftus-Cheek to bounce back from close head-long over a free-kick from David Luiz burst through the fingertips of goalkeeper Kevin Trapp on the crossbar apart. Chelsea had the party firmly in the hands, for Sarri the signal on the hour with Eden Hazard for a dominating lofts. William could go to rest. Chelsea kept coming and Trapp had to be in one and the same phase both Loftus-Cheek as a Hazard of the lead, a header by David Luiz landed in the arms of Trapp.
The home team got little from the omknelling and was threatened by da Costa but Kepa had no miracles, all was Abraham, a strong kopkans after corner kick, Hasebe and Paciencia were losts of Kant, nor to punish. Chelsea realized suddenly that a draw is better than lose and still decided to only defensive security. And so it remained 1-1, a result which both teams peace of mind names. Frankfurt lost for their own people is still not in this European campaign, Chelsea scored the coveted goal outdoors and starts next week as a favorite on the second leg.
Lacazette kicks Arsenal to profit
Arsenal received in the other final the Spanish Valencia. The Spaniards opened soon the score via Diakhaby, but the home team put the situation right. Even before the half-hour had the French striker Alexandre Lacazette goalkeeper twice to graze taken. Just for affluiten made Aubameyang for a third hit for the home team and gave the home team an excellent position.