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It has been a long journey to Baku: Pat Nevin

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The Chelsea legend talks what he expects from the UEFA Europa League Final when the Blues play against Arsenal.

Chelsea is set to play against Arsenal in Wednesday’s UEFA Europa League Final.

And for Blues legend Pat Nevin, it has been a long journey for his team, but they are now closer to glory.

“It has been a long journey to get to Baku, in so many ways,” he wrote on Chelsea’s official website.

“For the team, it has meant 14 games so far and traveling to seven different countries with 12 wins, 2 draws and 0 defeats on the way.”

He added: “Considering the workload this season it certainly put some stress on the squad but the rotation worked a treat and not every player had to slog his way around Europe for every game.”

“There have been moments when players have looked tired but somehow they have managed to get through it.”

“Writing the above has underlined it has been at the very least, just as tough for our traveling fans,” he said.

“Maybe there are not that many who have managed to get to all the games in this long and winding road to Azerbaijan, but even doing part of it under your own steam is impressive, especially considering the considerable financial outlay.”

“Those who behave, and they are the vast majority of our fans, really should be recognized and honored,” he concluded.