Chelsea trash Arsenal 4-1 to win Europa League

Chelsea hammered their London rivals Arsenal 4-1 win the Europa thanks two goals from Eden Hazard on Wednesday in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Hazard possibly making his appearance for the Blues scored twice and apiece for Olivier Giroud and Pedro.

Chelsea destroyed Arsenal with four second-half goals that handed coach Maurizio Sarri his first major trophy.

Although, even that might not be enough silence the speculation that he could also be leaving Stamford Bridge imminently.

After a tepid first half, former Arsenal hero Giroud put Chelsea ahead in the 49th minute with an angled and the Blues doubled their lead 10 minutes later when Pedro diverted a cross from Hazard beyond Petr Cech.

With Arsenal on the ropes, defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles collided with Giroud concede a penalty that Hazard stroked home after 65 minutes.

Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi clawed a goal back for Arsenal but Chelsea restored their three-goal cushion in the 72nd minute when Hazard swapped passes with Giroud to score his second. (Reuters/NAN)

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