Eden Hazard Inspires Chelsea To Win 2019 UEFA Europa League: The 48th season of Europe’s secondary club football tournament, the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League was finally concluded with its final match between English sides Chelsea and Arsenal with Chelsea as a winner. With many of their supporters and a wonderful collective performance suggests the future might well be bright after all for Chelsea.
This year, the tournament was organized by UEFA and the final was played at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, which was the first Europa League final to feature two teams from one city.
On 29 May, Chelsea won the Europa League in the final following a 4–1 win over Arsenal, in which Hazard scored twice, also backing up Pedro’s goal. Hazard, after the match, suggested that it was the last time he had played for the club.
A title each year for 16 years, and the definite nature of the win I going to ensure it keeps on firmly rooted in the Chelsea memory along with the greatest of the others. So, too, will Hazard, whose two goals and assist make sure that the Baku final is endlessly going to be known as his final. As a farewell, it could barely have been more remarkable.
Within the minutes of the final whistle, he said, “I think it’s a goodbye,” he further asses, “Maybe it’s time for a new challenge.”
As winners, Chelsea has earned the special right in order to play in contradiction of the winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup. What is more, that they will also have been qualified for the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage. But, in the meantime they had already qualified through their league performance, the berth reserved was then given to the third-placed team of the 2018–19 Ligue 1, as well as the 5th-ranked association as per to next season’s access list.
For the first time ever, the video assistant referee (VAR) system was used in the tournament, where it was executed in the final round.
As the title holders of Europa League, Atlético Madrid qualified for the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League, even though by this time they had already qualified in advance of the final through their league performance. They were not capable to defend their title as they advanced to the Champions League knockout stage.
Without any question or doubt, Hazard was the star man of the match, doing more than anyone else in order to light up a stadium that struggled extremely for the atmosphere. There are only a few numbers of players in the world who can lead an attack with the venom and originality and creativeness and that what’s Hazard presented in a spectacular second half.
“We will decide in a few days and the only target in my mind tonight was to win this final,” he said. “I have made my decision already and now I’m waiting on both clubs.
He then also further added, “My dream was to play in the Premier League and I have done that for one of the biggest clubs, so maybe now it is time for a new challenge. I want a new challenge. Now it is up to the two clubs. We will see in the next couple of days. This is the perfect end. I want to say to the fans that I love them, they are part of my family and I will always support Chelsea. If it is goodbye, thank you for these seven years.”