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Chelsea FC Humiliate Arsenal 4-1 To Win Europa League Cup

Baku witnessed the power and sleekness of the blues as they convincingly beat Arsenal FC 4-1 to win the Europe's Europa League Cup. Prolific Chelsea winger, Eden Hazard scored a brace and made another assist to help Chelsea humiliate London rivals Arsenal in Baku and win the Europa League.

With only about 6,000 fans from both sides able to make it to Baku,  Azerbaijan, there was a noticeable empty atmosphere at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, which appeared less than half full and the turn out didnt come as a surprise. For a match played 2,500 miles away from both teams' home, it was expected. 

The deadlock was broken by former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud when he met Emerson's clipped cross with a powerful near-post header that swapped past goalkeeper,  Petr Cech. Cech, also facing his old side and playing the final match of his career, could do nothing about Chelsea's second goal either, with Pedro sweeping home a Hazard cross.

The later announced man of the match, Eden Hazard made it 3-0 from the penalty spot soon after, sending Cech the wrong way after Ainsley Maitland-Niles fouled Giroud. Substitute Alex Iwobi briefly gave Arsenal hope with a powerful first-time strike moments after coming on.

Again Hazard quickly made sure of victory, playing a one-two with Giroud and firing home Chelsea's fourth goal. The Belgium forward said after the game it was likely to be his Chelsea "goodbye" as he continues to be linked to Real Madrid.

Victory gave Blues boss Maurizio Sarri the first trophy of his managerial career and ensured the Gunners will miss out on next season's Champions League.

The Real Madrid target Eden Hazard has scored 20 goals this season for Chelsea, his best tally for the club. His departure appears rather more certain, and his performance ensured this game will be at least partly remembered for footballing reasons, after being overshadowed beforehand by politics, plus travel and ticketing issues.

Emotional Chelsea head coach, Sarri celebrated with his players on the pitch, but his future remains in doubt despite ending his first season at Stamford Bridge on a successful note.

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