Eden Hazard’s prop helped Maurizio Sarri guarantee his first significant trophy as Chelsea squashed Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League last in Baku on Wednesday.
In maybe his last appearance before a mooted move to Real Madrid, star man Hazard struck two second half objectives to affirm Chelsea’s second triumph in six seasons in this challenge.
Olivier Giroud started the avalanche against his previous bosses in the 49th moment before Pedro put a second past resigning Gunners goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Alex Iwobi pulled one back in the middle of Hazard’s twofold yet Arsenal blurred unpleasantly after half-time and, having completed fifth in the Premier League, are currently transferred to another season outside the Champions League
Kepa Arrizabalaga oozed nerves right on time with a poor punch and was blessed that arbitrator Gianluca Rocchi disregarded a slight touch on Alexandre Lacazette when the forward went to ground in the eighteenth moment.
Cech, Chelsea’s manager in their 2013 achievement, showed up an image of quiet at the opposite end.
The 37-year-old parried an Emerson Palmieri shot and after that splendidly ripped at away Giroud’s calculated exertion.
He could do little to stop the striker a second time, be that as it may, with World Cup victor Giroud stooping to gesture in Emerson’s cross from the left.
Arms stockpile’s empowering begin had self-destructed and Hazard teed up Pedro to slide in Chelsea’s second with an hour played, before Ainsley Maitland-Niles packaged into Giroud’s back.
Chelsea’s supernatural Belgian committed no error from the resultant spot-kick, albeit substitute Iwobi immediately give Unai Emery’s men a promise of something better cordiality of a booming volley.
In any case, the ex-Sevilla mentor’s offered for a fourth Europa League crown was broken inside three minutes, Hazard topping off a tasteful mix with the competition’s top scorer Giroud to finishing the mortification.