Europa League final: Chelsea face Arsenal in London Derby! Things to know

Another London Derby set to take place: Chelsea will face Arsenal in Europa League final.

The Gunners move one step further than last year to make the final after beating Valencia in the second leg 4-2 with hat trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and goal from Alexandre Lacazette to finish 7-3 on aggregate.

Maurizio Sarri’s men reached the final of the competition after winning penalty shootout after drawing 1-1 in both legs of their clash with Eintracht Frankfurt to take the game to extra-time with neither side able to conjure a goal.

Here are the things you need to know >>

When is the Europa League final?

The Europa League final, the 10th in its current format and 48th overall of Europe’s second-tier competition, will take place on May 29, 2019.

Kick-off is at 8pm (BST), 9pm (CET).

Where will it be held?The Olympic Stadium in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, will host the 2019 Europa League final.

The venue stadium has also played host to the 2015 European Games and the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games in recent years.

How did Chelsea and Arsenal reach the final?

What’s the deal with tickets?

37,500 seats in the 64,000-capacity Olympic Stadium have been reserved for supporters of the two finalists and a ballot for fans worldwide, but UEFA are yet to confirm the precise allocation each club will receive.

The remaining 26,500 tickets will “be allocated to the local organising committee, national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters, and to serve the corporate hospitality programme”, the governing body have revealed.

Will VAR be in use?

Unlike this season’s Champions League knockout stage, the Europa League has yet to see the introduction of Video Assistant Referee.

But UEFA have confirmed that the technology will not be in use for this season’s final in Baku.

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