5 stats that favour Chelsea to win Europa League - ANALYSIS

The Blues have already booked Champions League football next season after finishing third in the Premier League. While the Gunners on the other hand, need to win the Europa League to have a chance to play in the elite competition for the first time in three years, after finishing fifth in the Premier League.

Report informs that it is a do or die for Arsenal whose fate lies in topflight continental action next season, and for Chelsea, a silverware will compensate their disastrous outing under Maurizio Sarri. Here are the reasons why statistics is in favour of Chelsea winning the Europa League final against Arsenal.

1. Chelsea have never lost an Europa League final Chelsea's first outing in the Europa League final was in 2013 when they defeated Portuguese side Benfica by 2-1 courtesy of a Branislav Ivanovic's extra time winner.

2. Chelsea are now 17 games unbeaten in the UEFA Europa League The Blues have remarkably gone 17 matches unbeaten in the competition dating back to the 2013 season when they won the tournament. They have now beaten Atletico Madrid's record of winning 15 games which was set by present Gunners boss Unai Emery in 2012.

3. Arsenal have never won a UEFA competition match against another English club in six attempts Arsenal have not been successful playing against English sides in a UEFA competition in their last six attempts, losing four and drawing two ties in the process. The north London club were defeated by Liverpool in both legs of the 2007-08 Champions league quarter finals and lost to Manchester United in the 2008-09 semi finals.

4. Chelsea have lost just four games overall in UEFA competition record against English sides Chelsea have lost just four matches in 17 encounters against Premier League oppositions and their most recent tie was a double-header loss to Manchester United in the 2010-11 Champions League quarter finals.

5. Chelsea and Arsenal have played just once in UEFA competition with Blues coming out on top Chelsea defeated Arsenal during the 2003-04 Champions League season in the last eight when they followed up a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge with a 2-1 win at Highbury. 

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