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Nevin says Chelsea doesn’t have anything to fear in Baku

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 13: A Billboard for the UEFA Europa League Final 2019 between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC is seen on May 13, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Thomas Eisenhuth/Getty Images)
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The former Blues Scottish footballer believes the team did well in the English Premier League and now it has to be prepared for Arsenal in the Europa League.

Chelsea ended up in the third place of the English Premier League table.

And the team is also in the UEFA Europa League Final, where they will take on Arsenal in Baku, Azerbaijan.

And former Blues Scottish footballer, Pat Nevin, believes the team doesn’t have anything to fear against the Gunners.

“So the Premier League season ends with a third-place finish that is just about the best that could have been reasonably hoped for considering the points totals that Man City and Liverpool had,” he wrote on the Chelsea official website.

“Top of the London clubs has a nice ring to it as well and of course the possibility of a major European trophy is also still a very real one.”

“The players are in the U.S. for the New England game but mostly it is now all about the preparation for Baku,” he added.

“We can openly admit we got through the Eintracht Frankfurt tie by the skin of our teeth but instead of fretting about how tense it was, it is worth remembering that big competitions at the end of the season are often only won by a hair’s breadth.”

He explained: “Consider how close our two Champions League finals were in both Munich and Moscow.”

“Can you get any more nerve-racking than penalties going to what was effectively sudden death? Even the Europa League triumph back in 2013 was an incredibly slender one with Branislav Ivanovic getting the winning goal in the 93rd minute of the match.”