CFCnet’s predicted Chelsea line up vs Arsenal will offer up a couple of potential selections which could change, with Pedro tipped to start over Willian and Gonzalo Higuain on the bench with Olivier Giroud starting.
So who’s definitely ruled out of the Chelsea starting XI vs Arsenal in Baku? Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Antonio Rudiger are all certain absentees for the Europa League final. N’Golo Kante has been a late blow for the Blues, after picking up a fresh injury at the weekend in training. Ethan Ampadu has overcome an injury and will almost certainly be named on the bench for the final vs Arsenal.
The Europa League final could see Chelsea name Eden Hazard in their starting line up for the very last time, with a projected summer transfer saga set to resume on-conclusion of the final on Wednesday.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri will have to hope that his midfield selection holds up throughout the tie in Baku against their London rivals, with a major lack of depth on the bench – George McEachran and Conor Gallagher are academy players who could be among the midfield substitutes.
How Chelsea Could Line Up vs Arsenal in Europa League Final
Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga
Defence: Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, David Luiz, Marcos Alonso
Midfield: Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley
Attack: Pedro, Olivier Giroud, Eden Hazard