Chelsea will be seriously difficult opponents to beat on Wednesday evening, they finished above Arsenal in the league, they have a team full of top-class players and while we did beat them at the Emirates, they beat us at Stamford Bridge. The Blues are not opponents we can underestimate or be complacent about.
If Arsenal does not take the necessary steps to negate the dangers that the Blues pose all over the field then we will lose and I have highlighted the five players we must pay careful attention to.
As obvious as it gets, the Belgium superstar is genuinely a world-class player and is the stand out player in the final, there is no point denying that fact. Hazard can be a game changer, he will run our defence ragged and this could easily be his final game for the Blues and will, therefore, want to leave his mark.
I am certain he will start for Chelsea and we know what he is capable of, he can hurt us and we have to be on him at all times. Make no mistake, Giroud is a huge danger and one we must confront head-on.
This guy is a serious pain in the butt, he zips in here there and everywhere, he knows how to score goals and is very versatile, he may not be in the class of Hazard but he is certainly a top class player that can damage us significantly if he is given half a chance to do so.
Earlier in the season he was abysmal, the Chelsea fans had turned on him and the truth was that he was a massive waste of money, however, he kept his head and over the last month or so has come good, he has started to show his class, his confidence is restored and he is finally on the same wavelength as the rest of his teammates. Jorginho could in effect be the biggest danger on the night such is his form right now.
The most likely player to replace the injured N’Golo Kante and you can be certain that he will pose a huge danger to us. The England international can be frustrating but he has that capability to turn the game on its head, he has a lethal shot and when he is in the mood can be almost unplayable with his swivelling runs.
I remain very confident that we will beat Chelsea in Baku and lift the Europa League trophy but if we do not handle those five players then we will end up being defeated.
Each of them can be match winners but of course, they are an inconsistent bunch with the exception of Hazard otherwise they would have been title contenders and as long as our lads do their jobs then we should be able to contain them for the most part.