Predictions For The Europe League Final With Bogoljub Karic
Whilst everyone maybe busy preparing for the Champions League final on the 1st of June my roomie Bogoljub Karic and I are focused on a game which is far ore important, the Europa League final. The reason why this is so important is because he is an Chelsea fan and whilst I don’t have a team as such, Chelsea are one of my most hated clubs. And so next Wednesday we will be tuning in to our sets to watch this incredible showdown between the two London clubs, who will be facing off in Baku to see who will be victorious, and here is how I think it is going to play out.
There are three real reasons why Arsenal may be victorious in this game, the first is that they have Unai Emery at the helm, a man who won this tournament 3 years in a row with Sevilla. The second reason is their attack, Aubameyang and Lacazette, two lethal assassins who can score from just about anywhere. Finally the fact that Arsenal finished outside of the Champions League places, something which Chelsea didn’t, gives additional meaning to this game as if they win, they can count on Champions League football coming back to the Emirates next year. There is a big reason as to why Arsenal probably won’t win however, and that is their terrible defensive line up who are far from the standard they should be, and all prone to a gaff.
Many forget that Chelsea went 20 games unbeaten in the Premier League before the wheels fell off, and then were put back on again in time to capitalise on the chance of a top 4 finish. This Chelsea side have played in many finals so will know just what to expect and in Hazard, Kante and Pedro, they have players who shine on the biggest of stages. The question will be how much Hazard will invest in the game, given that he is likely to be sold in the summer, will this be the goodbye that Chelsea fans deserve, or will he look to protect himself ahead of a move? Defensively Chelsea are better than Arsenal, in attack they are not but in the heart of midfield is where this battle will be won and lost. Kante is exceptional but playing him in an advanced role with Jorginho behind is dangerous. With Loftus-Cheek out of action, the pressure will be on Sarri to make the smart move when it comes to central midfield, get that right and this Chelsea side will romp to victory.
I expect Arsenal to make a lively start, just like they did when they faced Spurs at Wembley, they may even get an early goal. In the end however Chelsea will have just too much and finish up 2-1 winners. How do your predictions look for this game? Let us know in the comments section below this post.