Chelsea and Arsenal landed in Baku, Azerbaijan, to play a new Europa League Finals. This time the title was going to be decided in a continental edition of the London derby, with several people wondering who was going to end up the night lifting the trophy.

In a game with several emotions in the first half, where both teams had opportunities, nobody knew who was going to score the first goal of the encounter. After nearly 50 minutes with no scores, Olivier Giroud headed a cross from Emerson to score the first goal against his former team, leaving Petr Cech without any chances to respond.

10 minutes after the first goal, with Arsenal attacking more aggressively, Chelsea counter-attacked and after a few passes, Eden Hazard found Pedro in the middle of Arsenal’s area, passed him the ball and the Spanish midfielder did what he needed to and put the 2-0 on the scoreboard.

Eden Hazard scored the third for Chelsea from the spot after a foul on Olivier Giroud. He sent Cech to the other side of the net and put the 3-0 at the 65th minute of the match.

Following the third goal, Unai Emery made immediate replacements. Nacho Monreal left the game at 66 for Matteo Guendouzi while Lucas Torreira ended his participation in the Finals as Alex Iwobi made his entrance at the 67.

Arsenal responded quickly after the third scored by Hazard with Alex Iwobi sending a bomb from the edge of the area. Chelsea couldn’t clear from a free-kick and Iwobi took advantage of that. Things started to get better for the Gunners.

After a good performance and a goal, Pedro left the game and Willian got it for the Blues.

Just when Arsenal believed they had a chance to cut Chelsea’s advantage and perhaps tie the game eventually, they lost the ball again and Chelsea took advantage of that. Another counter-attack found Arsenal’s defense out of position and Olivier Giroud sent a cross to Hazard, who scored the fourth for Chelsea and his second of the evening.

Ross Barkley entered the pitch for Mateo Kovacic at the 76.

Arsenal instantly responded with another substitution; this time a grey Mesut Ozil left the game for Joe Willock.

In the last minutes of the game, Arsenal tried to surprise Chelsea, but first Kepa stopped a shot from the Gunners before Joe Willock sent a strike wide after combining pretty well with Lacazette.

The best player of the game, Eden Hazard leaves the pitch to receive the ovation from the crowd in probably his last game wearing a Chelsea shirt at the 89th minute. Davide Zappacosta made his way to the field in exchange for the Belgian player.

Chelsea took advantage of a great second half to dominate Arsenal, took every opportunity they had and even though the Gunners had chances, too, the Blues were the best team in the pitch and the rightful UEFA Europa League Champions. This is the second time the Londoners win the competition after winning the tournament in 2013 against Benfica.