How to watch the Europa League Final 2019: TV channel and live streaming options for Chelsea vs Arsenal tonight
Europa League final: Arsenal vs. Chelsea
Date: Wednesday, May 29
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Baku Olympic Stadium
TV channel: TNT and UniMas
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Champions League qualification is on the line for Arsenal while Maurizio Sarri can finish a difficult debut season at Chelsea with silverware as two London clubs meet in the Europa League final.
A mere few thousand fans from each club have made the arduous and expensive journey to Azerbaijan’s capital Baku.
Despite much discontent over the course of the season, Chelsea stumbled over the finish line into third to secure Champions League football via the Premier League while Arsenal’s spring implosion saw them miss out.
Chelsea were 3-2 winners at Stamford Bridge in August with Arsenal comfortable 2-0 victors in their second league meeting at the Emirates.
The two teams also met in the 2017 FA Cup final, when Aaron Ramsey’s goal settled the game in Arsenal’s favour.
Where is the venue?
Azerbaijan capital Baku is the final’s host city, and the final will be played at the city’s near 70,000 capacity Olympic Stadium.
The Azerbaijan national team play there and the stadium will host group stage games at Euro 2020.
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Baku is the biggest city in the Caucasus region, and also the lowest-lying capital in the world at 28 feet below sea level.
It is nearly 2,000km from both Moscow and Istanbul.
How did Chelsea and Arsenal reach the final?
Chelsea 1 Eintracht Frankfurt (2-2 on agg AET, Chelsea win 4-3 on pens)
Eden Hazard hit the winning penalty for Chelsea to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 in a shootout on Thursday and reach the Europa League final where they will meet fellow Londoners Arsenal.
The lively semi-final contest had finished 1-1 after the sides had produced the same scoreline in Frankfurt a week ago.
Chelsea had looked in charge half an hour into the game when Hazard, tipped to leave the club this summer, dodged and shimmied round the Frankfurt defence on the left flank before pushing a perfectly-weighted pass into the path of Ruben Loftus Cheek for the England midfielder to score in the 28th minute.
But three minutes after the break Luka Jovic split the defence, playing a neat one-two with Mijat Gacinovic before shooting home past stranded Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to even the scoreline.